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GALLERY: Guitar Heroes - Legendary Craftsmen from Italy to New York

Guitars from D’Angelico, D’Aquisto, Monteleone, and Italian craftsmen featured in The New York Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Guitar Heroes Exhibit. Photos courtesy the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Monteleone Grand Artist Tri Port, 1999
"The Grand Artist Tri Port 18"" archtop features a prominent scroll found in other Monteleone models, inspired by his mandolin building. In addition to the distinctive tone produced by the additional size added by the scroll, the guitar features Monteleone innovations such as side sound holes and an elliptical sound hole that is positioned at an angle allowing the internal tone bar to be optimally placed for overall balance of the instrument."