Rare Italia Mondial Classic electric guitar!

Category Musical Instruments & Gear Guitars & Basses Electric Guitars

Current price $499.00

Listing type Chinese

Location Pacifica, California 940** US

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Quantity available 1

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Seller 78-rpm (1477)

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Body Color Salmon

String Configuration 6 String

Model Mondial

Model Year 2010

Type Electric Guitar

Fretboard Material Rosewood

Number Of Frets 22

Handedness Right-Handed

Body Material Agathis

Brand Italia

Set Includes Hard shell case original

Body Type Fiberglas clad

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This salmon-red Italia Mondial was made in Korea in about 2010. The design is modeled after the National/Supro/Airline “Res-o-glas” line from the 1960s. The body is made of agathis and the top is comprised of a fiberglas shell, like the corresponding Supro/Airline models of that era. The top is bound with a rubber strip and has one "f" hole. The Mondial also has a bolt-on maple neck, 22 medium sized frets, a rosewood fingerboard, and inlaid compound markers of MOP and abalone are very striking. This is a very serious and well-made guitar that holds its own well beyond the vintage mode. The tuners are Gotoh with molded pearloid plastic handles. The stock pickups are Wilkinson WVC chrome-covered humbuckers that generate excellent tone and volume. The controls are VTT with a 3-way pickup switch. A bonus is the 9V-powered acoustic piezo bridge circuit that has a 2 band EQ tone control, and independent volume control. It is only accessible by a separate input jack reminiscent of “Rick-O-Sound” stereo. The rosewood bridge resembles a vintage slotted Danelectro that can be adjusted for intonation in small increments. With regard to condition, the guitar has not been used much and is in excellent working and cosmetic shape. Everything works as it should and there are only very minor blemishes on the finish. An original high-quality “Italia” hard shell case in excellent condition is included (see photos).

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