This unique Yanuziello electric was recently sent to us by legendary guitarist, Henry Kaiser. It's always a thrill to have any Joe Yanuziello-made instrument in the shop, but the cool factor certainly goes up knowing that it used to belong to such a pioneering guitar player. Henry favors long-scale guitars these days, it should be noted. It's the only reason he would part with such a lovey instrument - well, that, and to acquire another (long-scale) Yanuziello, of course!

Like a breath of fresh air, Joe's guitars occupy a very unique place in the guitar market. Seeing one for the first time elicits a feeling that you've somehow overlooked an unknown, very cool, decades-old model or brand while browsing the usual brands. But spend a little time studying the guitar and its masterful details start to emerge: the way the pickguard shape flows from the bass side of the neck and catches the curve of the bridge pickup; the way the lines on the domed ivoroid knobs meet in the center of the knob; the elegant, minimalist bridge design; the pickup covers...lots to take in, especially when you learn that Joe is the craftsman behind all of these details. These guitars are truly works of playable art.

Yanuziello fans will note that the pickups look larger than the typical Fralin-made gold foils Joe uses. These are indeed humbucker versions of the gold foil Joe normally uses ("basically narrower versions of my Fralin pickups ganged up side-by-side as humbucking"). They retain the signature Yanuziello sound - articulate, open, chimey top-end - but with fatter mids, enhanced bass, and a touch more output.

Condition: This guitar is in very good condition with minimal, if any, fret wear. The setup spot on - it's super easy to play this guitar. Signs of wear largely center around the back of the guitar - light indentations and finish marks are scattered around the back of the guitar, none breaking the paint and there are no chips in the finish. The top shows very light wear, the bulk of it on the pickguard - just light pick swirls.

Yanuziello guitars don't often come up for sale on the used market - and certainly not with this provenance. We highly recommend checking this one out - a stunning piece to be sure! Priced with hardshell case.

  • Body wood - Alder (hollow except where the bridge is and the neck pocket)
  • Top cap - Hard maple
  • Neck - Maple
  • Fingerboard - Brazilian rosewood
  • Scale - 24-3/4"
  • Nut - 1-11/16"
  • Headstock face - Brazilian rosewood
  • Pickups - Custom Fralin humbuckers
  • Bridge - Yanuziello custom combo - chromed brass with stainless steel individual height adjustable string saddles.
  • Finish - Copper Metallic top cap over vintage Ivory lacquer back/sides
  • 5lbs 9oz
The Music Emporium

The Music Emporium

8 Years
The Music Emporium
Joe Caruso
Lexington, MA
1:29 PM
Regular Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday: 11am-6pm Wednesday and Thursday: 11am-8pm Sunday: Closed

We accept VISA, MasterCard, and Discover directly for phone, email orders and in store purchases. Secure on line payments can also be made through our PayPal account. We will gladly accept personal checks but there may be a shipment delay while the check clears our bank. For international purchases, we strongly encourage Wire Transfers but in some cases will accept the above payment methods. To wire money directly to our bank, contact us for bank info.

We ship all instruments with a 48-hour approval period during which time you can comfortably evaluate your purchase and determine if it's right for you. The prices listed on our website do not include shipping charges or any applicable taxes, duties, or custom fees. Instruments shipped within MA are subject to a 6.25% sales tax. All out-of-state shipments are tax-free though we do recommend you look into your individual state's tax codes to determine any tax liabilities. The Music Emporium has been shipping guitars around the world for 40+ years. Your instrument will be expertly packed and shipped via FedEx, UPS, or US Post, depending on the destination and level of service. If you have a preferred method not listed here, please let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate.

Upon receiving your instrument, please inspect it to insure that the condition of the instrument is as described in your communication with us. Please contact us immediately via phone or email if you find any damage to the case or instrument that wasn't previously disclosed at time of purchase. If you decide to return the instrument, you must notify us via phone or email within 48 hours of delivery. We'll instruct you on how to make the return. Please pack the instrument in the same manner in which it was received, using all supplied packing materials, Unless instructed otherwise, you must ship the instrument using the same service in which it was delivered (Next day, Ground etc.) and insure it for its full value. The Music Emporium will issue a refund for the full purchase price once the instrument arrives, provided it arrives in the condition in which it left our shop. All shipping charges will be the responsibility of the customer.