Mark Campellone's guitars punch so far above their price-point making them no-brainers for anyone interested in a hand-made archtop.
Rhode Island based luthier Mark Campellone builds some of the highest quality archtop guitars in the world. We've been fortunate enough to represent his guitars for decades, and it's always a treat to see one of his instruments come through the shop, new or pre-owned.
This gorgeous looking, and sounding, 2006 17" Deluxe model features a Amber Sunbrust finish that highlights the carved Spruce top and figured Maple body and neck beautifully.
As is the case with all of Mark's builds, the fit, finish, and playability are all top-notch, and this guitar shows very little wear. Acoustically, the guitar has a rich dynamic response, strong fundamental, and a great woody top end. The floating Kent Armstrong pickup delivers classic, warm-yet-articulate tones. Think Jim Hall and you'll be in the ballpark.