A Mint condition top of the line D'Angelico New Yorker from the highly favored Vestax shop in Japan. Has the more rare, stunning "Honey Blonde" finish. Serial #: 000122210, label signed by master luthier Hidesato Shiino
Body size at lower bout: 17". Scale length: 25.5" Nut Width: 1 11 1/6"
Materials: Solid bookmatched X-braced spruce top; flame maple back, sides and neck; solid ebony fingerboard with pearl slashed-block inlays; seven ply top binding; triple bound back, headstock, fingerboard and f-holes.
Hardware: All original hardware including inlaid adjustable compensated Ebony fitted full contact bridge; gold stairstep DA logo tailpiece; quintuple bound tortoise art deco pickguard; gold Grover Rotomatic sealed back tuners with Imperial keys; gold plated floating Johnny Smith style adjustable humbucking pickup with volume control mounted to pickguard.
Now made under license from the D'Angelico family, some of the most popular models have been reissued with painstaking attention to detail. From the engraved stairstep tailpiece to the art deco pickguard to the Chrysler Building truss rod cover, these meticulously crafted instruments recapture the flair and elegance of the streamline era.
With its full complement of pro features at an unbeatable price the NYL-2 became one of the most successful archtops of recent years, used by top pros like Phil Upchurch, Russell Malone, Duke Robillard, Jerry Hahn, Grant Green Jr. and many more. The solid spruce top is X-braced for warm, woody tone with superior feedback resistance, and the gentle C neck profile is finely balanced for ease of play with effortless action. This example is an original Vestax built model, signed by master luthier Hidesato Shiino of the Terada workshop near Nagoya, Japan. The guitar is in immaculate 100% original condition, without pick, buckle, thumb or fingerboard wear of any kind, with all original hardware, and a superb deluxe case.
The medium jumbo frets are tall and smoothly crowned for easy fingering, and the double action truss rod allows for feeler gauge adjustment for smooth low string action and accurate neck relief. The Kent Armstrong Johnny Smith humbucking pickup is grounded to the strings for maximum noise suppression, and laser cut inlay provides a precision fit that luthiers of the past could only dream of. Now these wonderful guitars are few and far between on the vintage market, and have become highly sought after by players and collectors alike, especially in this gorgeous color.
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