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Gigbag: July/August 2003

Marchione Guitars Mark Whitfield Signature Archtop

Are you a Mark Whitfield fan with an affinity for bright-red archtop guitars and an extra $18,500 in the bank? We hope you are so that you can enjoy playing luthier Stephen Marchione’s dazzling 16-inch Whitfield signature model guitar. Jim Hall’s 16-inch D’Aquisto was the blueprint for this loud wooden wonder, and Marchione put all the icing on top: custom mother-of-pearl and Zulu wood inlays, quality tone woods and a pickup handwound by Steve Blucher of DiMarzio.

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