Rufini Guitars / Montefalco / 2021 / Black Metallic / Pearl / Guitar For Sale

Luthier Mateo Rufini is a builder of many fine handmade stringed instruments in Italy. He builds everything from Violins to Classical style guitars and of course his own line of Electrics. This is his Montefalco Solid Body model. It's his own take on the offset American guitar, with hints of Italian guitar making from the past; with it's true Celluoid pearl pickguard and binding. This is not the same cheap plastic material you can find anywhere. The Pearl Celluoid has a beautiful yellowed, off-white color to it. Many Pre-CBS Fender guitars have true Celluoid as their pickgaurd materials, though not typically pearl. 

The Monefalco is a curvy and beautifully contoured modern offset guitar, adding more comfort and eye catching details to its appearance. You'll notice the specially contoured left and right cutaways, which are more pointed and beveled in shape, than a vintage instrument of this style. The left cutaway's bevel adds great comfort when reaching the boards upper registers. Aside from the body, the neck is made of gorgeous AAA Birdseye figured Maple. It has a great, full feeling C profile that would satisfy even most Tele players without feeling too large. The action and setup is also perfect, with low 3 1/2 & 4 64" action at the 12th fret E to E sporting  a set of 10's. 

The Mastery bridge and vibrato work effortlessly and the hand-wound Valenti pickups make this a very versatile guitar. The P-90 in the neck delivers big single-coil tones with plenty of grunt when pushed but also great clarity when clean. The bridge pickup is a unique dual Gold Foil humbucker. It's airy and chimey, like a great Gold Foil but with more out-put and mid-range like a PAF. The bridge sounds great with lots of character both dirty or clean. There is also a LPF switch like on a Jazzmaster or Jag, but with the ability to work with all three pickup selections. The pickup covers are aged, with a really great patina to them which matches the brushed Mastery hardware quite nicely. 


Model: Montefalco
Body wood: 2-Piece Alder
Body finish: Black Metallic
Neck: European Maple, AAA Birdseye Figure 
Neck Finish: Matte, Natural Amber 
Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood (dark) 
Neck binding: Vintage Celluloid
Nut: 1 11/16"
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Neck profile: Med C - Chunky .86"-.96" 
Hardware: Mastery Bridge & Vibrato
Pickguard: Vintage Italian Celluoid (Pearl) 
Controls: 1 x Vol 1 x Tone 3- way switch, LPF
Nut: Bone
Tuning gears: Kluson, Nickel 
Weight: 7lbs 9oz
Case: Original Rufini-branded HSC Included, COA and spec-sheet included

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South Shore Guitar Boutique is a Boutique/Vintage guitar shop in Long Island, New York, dedicated to showcasing the best guitar, amplifier, and effects pedal builders in the world, as well as providing an intimate and comfortable place for musicians to experience and purchase these rare and unique instruments. Think of us as a rotating gallery of fine handcrafted instruments. When you visit our store, you will be able to discuss gear with like-minded, knowledgeable individuals, who can steer you toward the instrument and tone of your dreams. We will assist you in discovering the most inspiring gear to help you to achieve your best form of musical expression. We can even help you custom order an instrument from any of the extraordinary builders we work with. 

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