Luthier

Marchione Guitars

Luthier
Stephen Marchione
Location
Texas
Founded
1990

Beginning as a high-school Jazz devotee, Stephen Marchione has always had a great passion for the guitar. Having studied in Manhattan, with luthier Guy Rabut, Stephen was equipped to go on and establish his own brand and worked for 10 years in NYC. 

Now, Stephen builds acoustic, electric guitars, as well as mandolins from his workshop in Houston, Texas. Marchione is considered one of 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.

Models

OM

Dimensions
Upper bout width/depth
13” wide X 3.625”
Lower bout width/depth
15” wide X 3.875”
Full Length
40.7"
Body Length
19"
Standard specifications
Model
OMC and OM
Case
Ameritage
Soundboard
European Spruce
Back and sides
Brazilian Rosewood, Indian Rosewood, Ebony, European Maple, Mahogany
Neck
Honduras Mahogany, Flamed Silver Maple
Neck profile
Ergonomic C
Fretboard
Ebony or Rosewood
Tuners
Sperzel USA
Nut material
Bone
Nut width
1.75”
Peg head veneer
Ebony or Rosewood
Pickguard
None
Rosette
Ebony
Back strip
Ebony
Body binding
Ebony or Maple
Bridge
Ebony
Pins
Water Buffalo Bone
Saddle material
Water Buffalo Bone
Saddle type
Intonated
Brace pattern
Marchione X
String spacing
2.25”
Scale length
25.5”

OMC

Dimensions
Upper bout width/depth
13” wide X 3.625”
Lower bout width/depth
15” wide X 3.875”
Full Length
40.7"
Body Length
19
Standard specifications
Model
OMC and OM
Case
Ameritage
Soundboard
European Spruce
Back and sides
Brazilian Rosewood, Indian Rosewood, Ebony, European Maple, Mahogany
Neck
Honduras Mahogany, Flamed Silver Maple
Neck profile
Ergonomic C
Fretboard
Ebony or Rosewood
Tuners
Sperzel USA
Nut material
Bone
Nut width
1.75”
Peg head veneer
Ebony or Rosewood
Pickguard
None
Rosette
Ebony
Back strip
Ebony
Body binding
Ebony or Maple
Bridge
Ebony
Pins
Water Buffalo Bone
Saddle material
Water Buffalo Bone
Saddle type
Intonated
Brace pattern
Marchione X
String spacing
2.25”
Scale length
25.5”

Classical

Dimensions
Upper bout width/depth
376mm X 94mm
Lower bout width/depth
375mm X 97mm
Length 495mm
Length 495mm
Waist
245mm
Standard specifications
Case
Bam France
Soundboard
European Spruce
Back and sides
Brazilian Rosewood, Indian Rosewood, European Maple, Spanish Cypress
Neck
Spanish Cedar
Neck profile
Marchione Ergonomic
Fretboard
Ebony
Tuners
Sperzel USA
Nut material
Water Buffalo Bone
Nut width
53mm
Peg head veneer
Ebony or Rosewood
Pickguard
as needed
Rosette
Marchione Spanish or Marchione Modern
Purfling
Maple, Ebony, Rosewood
Back strip
As needed
Body binding
Ebony or Maple
Bridge
Rosewood or Ebony
Saddle material
Water Buffalo Bone
Saddle type
Intonated
Brace pattern
Marchione 5 fan with cross bar
String spacing
58mm
Scale length
648mm

Flamenco

Dimensions
Upper bout width/depth
376mm X 94mm
Lower bout width/depth
375mm X 97mm
Length 495mm
Length 495mm
Waist
245mm
Standard specifications
Case
Bam France
Soundboard
European Spruce
Back and sides
Brazilian Rosewood, Indian Rosewood, European Maple, Spanish Cypress
Neck
Spanish Cedar
Neck profile
Marchione Ergonomic
Fretboard
Ebony
Tuners
Sperzel USA
Nut material
Water Buffalo Bone
Nut width
53mm
Peg head veneer
Ebony or Rosewood
Pickguard
as needed
Rosette
Marchione Spanish or Marchione Modern
Purfling
Maple, Ebony, Rosewood
Back strip
As needed
Body binding
Ebony or Maple
Bridge
Rosewood or Ebony
Saddle material
Water Buffalo Bone
Saddle type
Intonated
Brace pattern
Marchione 5 fan with cross bar
String spacing
58mm
Scale length
648mm

15" Archtop

Dimensions
Upper bout width/depth
 11.125”
Lower bout width/depth
 15”
Standard specifications
Case
  Calton USA
Soundboard
European Spruce
Back and sides
European Maple
Neck
Silver Maple
Neck profile
Marchione Ergonomic
Fretboard
 Ebony
Tuners
Sperzel USA
Nut material
 Water Buffalo Bone
Nut width
 1.74”
Peg head veneer
Ebony or Rosewood
Pickguard
 Ebony
Rosette
Marchione F Holes
Purfling
Maple, Ebony, Rosewood
Body binding
Ebony or Maple
Bridge
Rosewood or Ebony
Saddle material
Water Buffalo Bone
Saddle type
Intonated
Brace pattern
Marchione Parallel Bass Bars
String spacing
 2.2”
Scale length
 25.5”

16” Archtop

Dimensions
Upper bout width/depth
 12.5” X 2.8”
Lower bout width/depth
 15” X 2.9”
Length
20”
Waist
9.72”
Standard specifications
Case
  Calton USA
Soundboard
European Spruce
Back and sides
European Maple
Neck
Silver Maple
Neck profile
Marchione Ergonomic
Fretboard
 Ebony
Tuners
Sperzel USA
Nut material
 Water Buffalo Bone
Nut width
 1.74”
Peg head veneer
Ebony or Rosewood
Pickguard
 Ebony
Rosette
Marchione F Holes
Purfling
Maple, Ebony, Rosewood
Body binding
Ebony or Maple
Bridge
Rosewood or Ebony
Saddle material
Water Buffalo Bone
Saddle type
Intonated
Brace pattern
Marchione Parallel Bass Bars
String spacing
 2.2”
Scale length
 25.5”

Master Burst

Dimensions
Upper bout width/depth
8.625”
Lower bout width/depth
13”
Length 17”
Length 17”
Waist
7.75”
Standard specifications
Case
Ameritage
Soundboard
Carved Flamed Silver Maple
Back and sides
Carved Honduras Mahogany
Neck
Honduras Mahogany
Neck profile
Marchione Ergonomic C
Fretboard
Ebony
Tuners
Sperzel USA
Nut material
Water Buffalo Bone
Nut width
1.72”
Peg head veneer
Ebony or Rosewood
Pickguard
Ebony or Rosewood
Body binding
Ivroid or black ABS
Bridge
Tune-A-Matic
String spacing
2.04” Standard spacing.
Scale length
24.75”

Model: 59 Burst

Dimensions
Upper bout width/depth
10.75”
Lower bout width/depth
15”
Length 19.125”
Length 19.125”
Waist
9.72”
Standard specifications
Case
Calton USA
Soundboard
Flamed Silver Maple, Quarter Sawn Spruce
Back and sides
Carved Honduras Mahogany, Silver Maple
Neck
Honduras Mahogany, Silver Maple
Neck profile
Marchione Ergonomic C
Fretboard
Ebony, Rosewood
Tuners
Sperzel USA
Nut material
Water Buffalo Bone
Nut width
1.725”
Peg head veneer
Ebony or Rosewood
Body binding
Ivroid, Black ABS
Bridge
Tune-A-Matic
Pickups
Marchione PAFs, ToneSpecific Virtuoso PAFs
String spacing
2.2”

Vintage Tremolo

Standard specifications
Body construction
One piece and laminated tops joined with HHG
Body style
Marchione Vintage Tremolo
Finish
Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Top wood
Maple, Walnut, Birch, Redwood
Back and sides
Mahogany, Spanish Cedar, Swamp Ash, Alder, Spruce
Neck
Maple, Mahogany, Spanish Cedar
Neck join
HHG or bolt on
Neck profile
Ergonomic Marchione C
Fretboard
Ebony or Rosewood
Fretboard radius
12” at Nut 15.5” at the 22nd fret
Tuners
Sperzel USA
Nut material
Water Buffalo Bone
Nut width
1.75”
Pickguard
As needed
Body binding
As needed
Bridge
Wilkinson VSV or Marchione Hardtail
Pickups
Marchione or ToneSpecific
String spacing
As needed
Scale length
25.5”
Weight
6 to 7.5 pounds average

Neck-Through

Standard specifications
Body construction
One piece and laminated tops joined with HHG
Body style
Marchione Vintage Tremolo
Finish
Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Top wood
Maple, Walnut, Birch, Redwood
Back and sides
Mahogany, Spanish Cedar, Swamp Ash, Alder, Spruce
Neck
Maple, Mahogany, Spanish Cedar
Neck join
HHG or bolt on
Neck profile
Ergonomic Marchione C
Fretboard
Ebony or Rosewood
Fretboard radius
12” at Nut 15.5” at the 22nd fret
Tuners
Sperzel USA
Nut material
Water Buffalo Bone
Nut width
1.75”
Pickguard
As needed
Body binding
As needed
Bridge
Wilkinson VSV or Marchione Hardtail
Pickups
Marchione or ToneSpecific
String spacing
As needed
Scale length
25.5”
Weight
6 to 7.5 pounds average

Set Neck Electric

Standard specifications
Body construction
One piece and laminated tops joined with HHG
Body style
Marchione Vintage Tremolo
Finish
Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Top wood
Maple, Walnut, Birch, Redwood
Back and sides
Mahogany, Spanish Cedar, Swamp Ash, Alder, Spruce
Neck
Maple, Mahogany, Spanish Cedar
Neck join
HHG or bolt on
Neck profile
Ergonomic Marchione C
Fretboard
Ebony or Rosewood
Fretboard radius
12” at Nut 15.5” at the 22nd fret
Tuners
Sperzel USA
Nut material
Water Buffalo Bone
Nut width
1.75”
Pickguard
As needed
Body binding
As needed
Bridge
Wilkinson VSV or Marchione Hardtail
Pickups
Marchione or ToneSpecific
String spacing
As needed
Scale length
25.5”
Weight
6 to 7.5 pounds average

Carve-Top

Standard specifications
Body construction
One piece and laminated tops joined with HHG
Body style
Marchione Vintage Tremolo
Finish
Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Top wood
Maple, Walnut, Birch, Redwood
Back and sides
Mahogany, Spanish Cedar, Swamp Ash, Alder, Spruce
Neck
Maple, Mahogany, Spanish Cedar
Neck join
HHG or bolt on
Neck profile
Ergonomic Marchione C
Fretboard
Ebony or Rosewood
Fretboard radius
12” at Nut 15.5” at the 22nd fret
Tuners
Sperzel USA
Nut material
Water Buffalo Bone
Nut width
1.75”
Pickguard
As needed
Body binding
As needed
Bridge
Wilkinson VSV or Marchione Hardtail
Pickups
Marchione or ToneSpecific
String spacing
As needed
Scale length
25.5”
Weight
6 to 7.5 pounds average

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