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Marchione Modern Spanish – Sinker Redwood & Brazilian Rosewood

Serial Number: 120722
Weight: 4 lbs 4 oz

I got my first Spanish Guitar when I was 6 years old and fell in love with this beautiful instrument. Combining 30 years of guitar building and 50 years of guitar playing I wanted to build a guitar that surpasses what we believe Spanish guitars can do. My Spanish Guitar is exactly that in terms of tonality, playability, and design. It does things no other Spanish guitar can do. Additionally, this model has strong Marchione design themes in Pearl, Bone, and Ebony.

At one time in his life, Stephen Marchione spent six hours a day playing the guitar eventually earning a BA in music from Naropa University. He now focuses on crafting them. In fact, since beginning his career as a guitar maker in 1990, Stephen has created more than four-hundred guitars for some of the best guitar players in the world.

The journey from high-school jazz devotee to the finest young guitar maker working today, according to Chamber Music America, was a rich and complicated one. After establishing his own brand and working for over a decade in New York City, Stephen Marchione moved to the Montrose arts district in Houston, Texas, where he builds his entire family of guitars.

Additionally, Marchione has also studied privately since 1994 with Manhattan-based violin maker Guy Rabut. “I try to build one violin a year to keep my chops up”, says Marchione. He feels that building classical guitars and violins broadens his understanding of top thicknessing, tap tuning, and surface preparation.

Similarly, building electric guitars has taught him the importance of the fretboard in a player’s appreciation of a guitar. Marchione is considered one of a very few leading-edge pioneers in the design of guitars that combine elements of both jazz and classical construction. This well-rounded approach contributes to the magic one finds in a Marchione instrument, a magic that is at once very broad yet truly individual.

Other specifications include:

  • Sinker Redwood Top
  • Brazilian Rosewood Back & Sides – Flamed Maple Inner Laminate
  • Spanish Cedar Neck
  • Florentine Cutaway
  • Gold & White MOP Rosette & Headstock Inlay
  • Ebony Body Binding
  • Ebony/Maple Body Purfling
  • Curly Maple Fingerboard & Headstock Purfling
  • Ebony Fingerboard
  • Ebony, Pearl and Arabian Camel Bone Tie Block
  • Ebony Headplate
  • Arabian Camel Bone Nut
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Sloan Tuning Machines
  • 12 Fret Neck Joint
  • 650mm Scale Length
  • 50mm Nut Width
  • 59mm Bridge Spacing
  • Studio-made Spirit Varnish and French Polish to a high gloss – Final Lacquer Coat
  • Calton Flight Case
  • 4 lbs 4 oz
  • #120722
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$23,500.00

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PLEASE CALL: 314-274-9571

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