About Me

 

My name is Anthony Marchitelli. As owner of Majestic Guitars, I build handcrafted, one-of-a-kind guitars and repair stringed instruments. If you’ve heard of Majestic banjos or Majestic mandolins, you’ve heard of my great grandfather’s work—and I’m honored to follow in his footsteps.

My great grandfather, Gaetano (Thomas) Puntolillo, founded The Majestic Musical Instrument Company in 1900. He originally began by building mandolins, but as the company grew, he became more known for his tenor banjos. I founded Majestic Guitars a century later in 2000, and build mostly acoustic, solid electric, and archtop guitars. My instruments are available at the Guitar Bar in Hoboken and Golden Age Fretted Instruments in Westfield.

Please take a look around my website to learn more about the guitars I build, the instruments I repair and restore, and the history of Majestic musical instruments, a history that I’m proud to be a part of.

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2 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi. My name is Arlen. I recently came across a guitar a fella who needs cash may want to sell. He has tried before but the buyers back off because the guitar only has the label of Majestic and no more ID of any kind.
    I picked it up and played it and I found it to be a really nice instrument.

    After some surfing I came across your site.

    This guitar seems to in the style of a gibson. Three white standard pickups of the of the style I see in one of your restoration photo’s. A unlabeled bigby style whammy, semi hollow body with a “winged cutout” on the top. Two switches and three tuners. It’s white with gold hardware. There is no serial # or anything else I can see.

    Could this guitar be one of yours?

    Arlen.

    • Hey Arlen,

      I’m sorry but I don’t believe that’s one of my instruments. For a brief time, Guitar Center was importing guitars with the Majestic name on them. I came across a few of these on Ebay and inquired where they had come from but got no reply. I guess word got back because I haven’t seen them listed again. I have noticed they still continue to offer Timpanis and Vibraphones under the Majestic name on the Guitar Center webpage. I think what your friend has is one on those instruments.
      Thanks for the question and hope it sheds light on the guitar. Feel free to send pictures or any other questions to me.

      Anthony

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