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2020 Yanuziello Red Velvet Cupcake

2020 Yanuziello Red Velvet Cupcake

Regular price $5,499.00 USD
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Originally conceived as a touring guitar for the brilliant and eclectic guitarist Kevin Breit (Norah Jones, Cassandra Wilson among others) the Cupcake was designed to be something that could be taken on a plane without a hassle then played in the studio or stage without missing a beat. Kevin's Cupcake turned out to be such a success that he found no need to carry another 6 string electric on a gig.

The Cupcake is a brand new model from Joseph Yauziello, designed for the guitarist who needs an easily transportable guitar - a pro guitar you can travel with. The Cupcake is a for the guitarist who yearns for the eloquence, crafted beauty and playability from one of the finest guitar builders in today's golden age of lutherie.


It certainly doesn't take a genius to realize that guitar builder Joseph Yanuziello is the real deal. What's "the real deal" you say? When it comes to luthiers, it means someone who has built a meaningful full-time career over a long period of time, developed the craft/art/voodoo of instrument building to the highest level, carved out their own niche in an overcrowded sea of brand names, you know, the real deal! There is something about a Yanuziello that is both plain-and-simple and somehow luxurious at the same time. In fact, Yanuziello's background in design and wood/metal fabrication has served him well in producing what he would describe as "modern vintage instruments." His interest in many musical genres is reflected in the different electric and acoustic instruments he produces. "The challenge is to keep it fresh and new and a continuous learning experience...the players have a lot to do with this." - JY


BODY soft maple, one piece
SERIAL # 26119CC
CONSTRUCTION hollow/chambered
TOP CAP hard maple
NECK select hard maple, one piece
TRUSS ROD two-way
FINGERBOARD Macassar ebony
FINGERBOARD MARKERS gold pearl dots @ 3-5-7-9-12-15-17-19-21, corresponding side dots
HEADSTOCK black ebony
NUT 1-11/16", polished ebony
NECK DIMENSIONS .840" 1st fret, .940" 12th fret
PICKUPS Fralin mini humbucking 3 conductor/coil split
CONTROLS master volume (pull up neck coil split), master tone (pull up bridge coil split)
BRIDGE / TAILPIECE red anodized Mastery / red anodized Mastery OMV
KNOBS domed barrel ivoroid
SWITCH Switchcraft three way toggle on upper bout
BINDING ivoroid, .060" top of body, fingerboard & headstock
PURFLING holly and ebony parallelograms
TUNERS Waverly open back nickel, ivoroid buttons
WEIGHT 4.7 lbs
FINISH red velvet top cap over vintage ivory back/sides, clear high gloss lacquer top coat
CASE Ameritage/Yanuziello hardshell, plushlined, form fit

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