Offered for sale:

Used c1984 Fender D'Aquisto Standard serial number 50203616.

This guitar is in excellent condition showing limited playing time.

The back story: Jimmy D'Aquisto was the last and possibly the most celebrated apprentice to the icon and legendary John D'Angelico. In a seemingly brief career of a few decades, Jimmy D'Aquisto created a phenomenal body of work, his instruments are now some of the most valuable and sought-after archtops ever made. Jimmy was also determined that some of his instruments should be available to the working guitarist. In a collaboration with Fender Musical Instruments, he created a number of more accessibly priced instruments that are highly prized by players to this day.

The Fender D'Aquisto Standard was produced in Japan in limited quantities and features a number of D'Aquisto's signature designs. The body is laminated maple and the soundboard has his original single point soundholes. All the appointments are rosewood, including a contoured tailpiece, an adjustable compensated bridge, a narrow-bound pickguard and solid rosewood control knobs. Two specially designed Schaller humbucking pickups offers fat, classic jazz tone with superior feedback resistance. The dimensions similar to the ES-175. But the 16" body is comfortable to hold with a sleek 2 3/4" body depth The 24 3/4" scale makes for smooth comfortable playing.

This is a beautiful and rare instrument. It plays smoothly and sounds great!

Original hard-shell case included.

“We carefully inspect every instrument when we buy it and bring it up to our standards before we offer it for sale. We also do a full set up before we ship. If you decide to purchase this guitar, please let us know what gauge strings you prefer.”


Year: c1984

Serial number: 50203616

Body: Laminated maple w/spruce top

Neck: Maple

Finish: Sunburst

Fingerboard: Rosewood

Scale Length: 24 ¾”

Number of Frets: 20

Pickguard: Bound narrow

Bridge: adjustable compensated rosewood

Tuners: Fender sealed back

Pickups: Schaller humbucking

Controls: Volume, vol, tone, tone, 3-way pickup selector switch

Width at Nut: 1 11/16”

Radius: 10”

Weight: 6.6 lbs.

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