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CRUCIANELLI
Instruments previously produced in Italy during the 1960s. Also see Elite.
Author Tony Bacon notes in his book, The Ultimate Guitar Book, that Italy, like many other European countries, experienced the 1960s pop music popularity that led to a larger demand for electric guitars. However, many electric guitar builders were also manufacturers of accordions. As a result, many guitars ended up with accordion-style finishes. Wacky or not, Leo Fender was using this same sort of heat-molded acetate finish on some of his early lap steel models in the early 1950s.

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