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1960s Jacques Castelluccia

1960s Jacques Castelluccia

This fantastic instrument was built sometime in the 1960s by Jacques Castelluccia. Castelluccia was one of the many famous Italian luthiers to make his name in France (along with Busato, DiMauro, Favino, Anastasio, Maccaferri, etc.) Castelluccia is the oldest continuously running shop in Paris, still producing guitars under the direction of Jacques Castelluccia's son, Jean-Baptiste.

While the price of guitars made by Busato (along with other Italian makers such as Favino and Maccaferri) have skyrocketed in recent years, Castelluccia's have been largely overlooked. But after playing this guitar, I think anyone would agree that Castelluccia was also capable of building guitars on par with his more famous contemporaries.

This instrument features Selmer like dimensions: 675mm scale, a 16" body, and 3 10/16" deep. Castelluccia's ultra lightweight three brace design weighs in at only 3.8 lbs, among the lightest guitars I've ever had in the shop. The back and sides are Cuban mahogany, the top is spruce, and the neck is mahogany.

The condition of this instrument is very good! There are no serious cracks or major modifications. The frets were replaced and have very little wear. Hardware includes a set of gold Schaller Classic Deluxe tuners and a nickel DR tailpiece. It's an easy player, with comfortable 2.6mm action.

As is often the case with Castelluccias from this era, there is a Symphonia label. The Symphonia retail shop frequently commissioned guitars from Jacques Castellucia.

This instrument has a powerful voice, producing the sort of volume few guitars can match. It's the ultimate campfire guitar as it's powerful single note lines will cut through just about anything. If you need an amp free solution for busking or jamming, this is it! The tone is full of the old world character and mojo that only decades of smokey French bar gigs can yield.

This model was made famous by Dorado Schmitt who played a similar Castelluccia in the Bireli Lagrene Live Jazz a Vienne  DVD.

This instrument produces vintage power and tone for less than what most new French guitars cost. Why wait? Come experience the magic of a vintage instrument today!

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Set Up Options (takes 2-4 weeks)
Install Clear Pick Guard ($60.00)
Install High Quality Ebony Tailpiece Ins ($40.00)
Set Up Special: Fret Dress, Custom Bridge, Restring, Tailpiece Leather, Adjust Action and Truss Rod ($215.00)
Install Strap Button in Heel and Endpin ($30.00)
Would you like a pickup installed?
No Pickup
Dupont Bigtone ($480.00)
Geronimo Mateos LC Pickup ($485.00)
K and K Pure Maccaferri ($280.00)
K and K Definity System ($240.00)
Schatten HFN-S2 Pickup ($245.00)
Schatten HFN-S2 Pickup Artist (Includes Pre Amp) ($295.00)
Schatten HFN-S2 Pickup Artist Plus 1 (Includes Pre Amp and 1 Thumbwheel Control) ($305.00)
Schatten HFN-S2 Pickup Artist Plus 2 (Includes Pre Amp and 2 Thumbwheel Controls ($310.00)
Would you like to upgrade your guitars tuners?
No upgrade
Install Schaller Three on a Plate Tuners ($165.00)
Install Saga Deluxe Tuners ($175.00)
Install DR Brass Tuners ($465.00)
Would you like to upgrade your guitars tailpiece?
No upgrade
Dupont Nickel Tailpiece ($155.00)
Dupont Brass Tailpiece ($155.00)
Dupont DR Tailpiece ($225.00)
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