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Gibson / Elvis Costello L-Century Of Progress Limited Edition / 2011 / Guitar For Sale

The Elvis Costello Century of Progress Signature acoustic guitar is fashioned after Costello's beloved 1936 model. It is a painstaking recreation of his favorite acoustic, used to record and perform many of the songs that made him the iconic musician that he is. Culling information from photos of Costello's treasured guitar and the original blueprints from the 1930s, Gibson Acoustics' team of master luthiers were able to successfully reproduce every attribute of Costello's prized acoustic guitar with flawless accuracy and immaculate attention to detail. No feature was overlooked in the creation of the Elvis Costello Century of Progress acoustic guitar: from the figured eastern hard rock maple used for the back and sides to the Adirondack spruce used for the top and bracing, to the vintage-style glue used to put it all together. This acoustic also offers a distinct peghead veneer and period-correct custom pearloid fingerboard, adorned by diamond inlays within rosewood rectangle fingerboard markers. The neck is crafted from one solid piece of Honduran mahogany, and hand-sanded to form a pronounced "V" profile. On the body and the top you can see some playwear and on the latter also two small dings. Nevertheless, this is still a very clean instrument in excellent condition. Includes a hardshell case with certificate of authenticity. Specifications: Body Shape: L Finish: Sunburst Dimensions: Width: 375 mm - 14.76" Depth: 112 mm - 4.41" Back and Sides Material: Solid Eastern Hard Rock Maple Top Material: Solid Adirondack Spruce Bracing: Non-Scalloped X-Brace Body Details: Cream Binding, Firestripe Pickguard, Black/Cream Rosette Neck Material: Mahogany Neck Profile: V Fingerboard Material: Pearloid Fingerboard Radius: 12" Neck Details: Cream Binding, Diamond/Rosewood Block Fretboard Inlay, Pearloid Headstock Overlay Nutwidth: 44,8 mm - 1.77" Scale Length: 628 mm 24.75" String Spacing: 61 mm - 2.4" Bridge: Rosewood Tuners: Waverly Open Gear Pickup: None Condition: Excellent Travels in: Hardshell Case Accessories: Certificate of Authenticity, Booklets, TFOA Passport Photos of: Actual Instrument

The Fellowship Of Acoustics, Netherlands  

Contact name:
The Fellowship of Acoustics
Martin, Gibson, Fender, Vintage Guitars, Santa Cruz, PRS, Collings, Rozawood, etc..
English, Dutch and German
Fine, Vintage and Rare Guitars
Opening hours:
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 6pm.


I have always been opposed to being trapped into a job eight hours a day to purchase the free time to do what I enjoy. That’s why i started the Fellowship of Acoustics. The fellowship of acoustics was founded by Rudi Bults, Guitarist and obsessed with tone and wood. The idea was offering real expertise when trading and selling the finest instruments in the world from our showroom in Bergentheim, Netherlands. Helping others find the right tools and enjoying an atmosphere that’s unhurried, honest and informative that’s my go. We are nothing like the "supermarket" style music stores, but specialize in string-things only. We are widely known for Flattop guitars but also sell electric, mandolins & banjo’s, amps, parts, and accessories. Our store has earned the reputation for being a great place to shop for the best products and service.
It is our hope that this new website - much more than a list of "gear" for sale - will serve as an example of our commitment to offering a more personal approach, a friendly atmosphere, and an ultimately more satisfying experience for our friends and customers.
If you have any questions just dial +31-523-232205 or e-mail My name is Rudi Bults, and I’m always here to help out. Wherever possible, we would recommend that you visit our store and experience our instruments and service first hand. However, because of our high standards you can be confident of ordering online from us. We hope you enjoy your visit to our site, and welcome your feedback.


We do speak English, Dutch and German! Feel free to call in any of these languages and ask your questions! Call 0031-523-232205




We LOVE Guitars, and buy and trade for most stringed instruments. But we also do consignment, make appraisals for insurance or put you on our watch list. Please check the Buying & Trading page for details.
The Fellowship of Acoustics BV
Kanaalweg oost 36
7691CE Bergentheim
To order online: go to
And choose your Guitar and purchase through the website.

Available methods of payment
# Paypal
# Credit Card (MasterCard/Visa/AmEx) only available for European Community and USA.
# Bank-Wire transfer

Call for Online Order+31(0)523-23-2205
our policy:
14 day money in return return warranty  Shipping cost, and Customs & import return costs -bothways- are buyers responsibility
1 year Guarantee on Used Guitars
5 years Guarantee on New guitars (or 'limited lifitime' if the Builder guarrantees such)

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