2012 Campbell American Space Biscuit Metallic Blue! Dimarzio Pickups, Nitro Finish
Vendor: Campbell American
The Campbell American Space Biscuit was Dean Campbell's last design before stepping away from production guitar building. An inspired concoction of Retro 60's Italian/Japanese guitar styling, this guitar is #004...
The Campbell American Space Biscuit was Dean Campbell's last design before stepping away from production guitar building. An inspired concoction of Retro 60's Italian/Japanese guitar styling, this guitar is #004 of roughly 10 production Biscuits. These were $2799 new, get this one for much less!
The guitar is used but minty. Comes with original case (one ding).
The Campbell Space Biscuit Features:
- Nitrocellulose lacquer finish
- Alder body 7 pounds
- 22-fret maple bolt-on neck, 25.5" scale
- 12" radius rosewood fingerboard
- 1-11/16" nut width
- Custom wound DiMarzio humbucking pickups
- Gotoh Hardware
- Individual volume and tone controls
- Made in Pawtucket Rhode Island USA in 2012
- G&G Tweed case
It's a severe understatement to say that Dean Campbell knows how to make great guitars. From the flawless fretwork, perfect nitro finish, and resonant tone, any Campbell American guitar is a dream to play. Dean also has a flair for design, and he pulled the stops out for his final production creation: The Space Biscuit.
A striking mash-up of retro-60's industrial design evoking some of the quirkier European and Japanese guitars, the Biscuit makes a bold statement in a world of guitars still stylistically frozen in 1954. But in person, the Biscuit works both visually and ergonomically. Wacky without looking cheesy, perfectly balanced and comfortable to play, those daring enough to pick it up will bond to it immediately.
The custom-wound Alnico 5 DiMarzio pickups were precursors to the low-out humbucker craze, and are exclusive to the Biscuit. In the biscuit they have a firm attack, restrained midrange, and a sweetly detailed high end. Aided by the Gotoh harp tailpiece, the tones are open, shimmering, and have a level of clarity and detail that few guitars can rival. They also respond extremely well to gain, with a free, singing high end and tons of harmonic detail. Tighter sounding than let's say a Duncan Seth Lover, but with the same type of unrestrained upper register that makes them wonderfully expressive.
The frets are perfectly finished, and the neck carve feels both generously shaped but extremely comfortable along the entire length of the neck. Playability is up there with the best of them, and unplugged this guitar has a big, resonant tone that speaks to its overall high level of construction, fit and finish.
Players who own a Campbell American are well aware of just what exquisite instruments they are. By creating unique and sometimes polarizing designs, Campbell American guitars were not for everyone, but they have a cult-like following among those willing to be different. If you are looking for a bold visual statement that can also enhance your musical creativity, consider the Space Biscuit.