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Gibson / L Century Century Of Progress Elvis Costello Limited / 2012 / Guitar

TFOA is proud to present this pearl. 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 Madagascar rosewood rectangle fingerboard markers. The neck is crafted from one solid piece of Honduran mahogany, and hand-sanded to form a pronounced "V" profile. This pre-owned guitar is in excellent condition, has some playwear and traces of use: angelhair on the top and back, minimal playwear on the sides, back of the neck. The Elvis Costello Century of Progress from Gibson Acoustic was released in a very limited run of only 300 instruments, numbered from 001 to 300 and this is number 136. With an exclusive black hardshell guitar case adorned with a special Elvis Costello/Gibson stamped commemorative plaque and certificate of authenticity. The Gibson signature guitar's label is also personally autographed by Costello. An authentic re-creation of the great songwriter's favorite instrument. Specifications Body Shape: L-Century of Progress Finish: Sunburst Dimensions: Lower bout :  373 mm - 14 3/4" Depth        :  105 mm -   4 1/8" Body Material: Eastern Hard Rock Maple Top Material: Solid Adirondack Red Spruce Handedness: Right- Handed Body Details: Firestripe Pickguard, 3-ply bounded Rosette W/B/W, creme body binding Neck Material: 1-piece Solid Honduran Mahogany Neck Profile: Vintage V Fingerboard Material: White Mother Of Toiletseat Fingerboard Radius: 12" Neck Details: Notched Diamond inlay within Rosewood rectangles fingerboard markers Nutwidth: 45 mm - 1 3/4" Scale Length: 628.7mm - 24 3/4" String spacing: 60 cm - 23 5/8" Bridge: Rosewood Vintage Rectangle Tuners: Nickel Ivoroid Waverly Pickup: N/A Condition: Excellent Cosmetic Condition: Some playwear and traces of use: angelhair on the top and back, minimal playwear on the sides, back of the neck. Modifications/ Repairs: N/A Tech Notes: N/A Travels in: Original Hardshell Case (All Black) Accessories: Certificate of Authenticity, Booklets
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The Fellowship Of Acoustics, Netherlands  

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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
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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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