The Spaceship Transitone is the first in a partnership with artist Nicholas DelDrago

Westwood, MA (April 8, 2010) -- Campbell American Guitars has announced a new partnership with artist Nicholas DelDrago. The first guitar created through the partnership has been unveiled as the Spaceship Transitone, hand-painted in a retro '50s style for British guitarist Bill Nelson. The one-off guitar features an American linden body, ebony fretboard, Lace Alumitone pickups and a Gotoh tremolo.

Campbell American will be taking commissions for custom DelDrago artwork guitars through Campbell American Guitar dealers.

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