croth Posted December 10, 2011 Report Share Posted December 10, 2011 They seemed to have reached a peak in popularity just less than 2 short years ago and interest in them has seemed to have waned. I can't figure it out. Here you have a solid wood, carved-top instrument with an apparently excellent grade spruce and mahogany, along with intricate block inlays, a Johnny Smith humbucker, fine electronics and high quality tuners; in other words, a guitar that, if ordered built by a modern luthier, would cost in the $7-8,000 range, and they're not as sought after as they were a short time ago. I own a 1967 and it compares very favorably with a Campellone Deluxe I also am fortunate enough to own but at twice the price. Can anyone explain this apparent falling out of favor? Anyone else own one? By the way, mine is one of the very few (maybe the only one) that has the electronics floating on the pickguard so that the top remains untouched. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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