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2000 D'Angelico New Yorker NYL-5

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Serial #: 001042704

Body size at lower bout: 17" Scale length: 25 1/2" Nut Width: 1 11 1/6" Body depth: 2 1/4" Neck depth: .77/.88, 1st/10th fret

Materials: Solid bookmatched X-braced spruce top; solid maple neck; arched flame maple back and sides; solid ebony fingerboard with pearl slashed-block inlays; seven ply top binding; three ply binding; triple bound back, headstock, fingerboard and f-holes.

Hardware: All original gold hardware includes gold stairstep DA logo tailpiece; quintuple bound tortoise art deco pickguard; gold Grover Super Rotomatic sealed back tuners with Imperial keys, floating Johnny Smith style pickup with volume, tone controls and 1/4" jack, adjustable compensated ebony bridge with pearl inlaid base.

Notes: From his tiny storefront workshop on Kenmare Street in New York City, John D'Angelico became the most famous archtop guitar builder in the history of the instrument. His peerless craftsmanship and striking art deco designs set a standard for the hand built instrument that has lasted to this day.

Until recently, however, few players could dream of owning one of these legendary guitars, as collector demand pushed prices into orbit. Under license from the D'Angelico family, some of the most popular models were 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.

A rare model in the Vestax line, the NYL-5 maximizes player comfort with a fully hollow body, slimmed in depth to just under 2 1/4 inches. Identical otherwise to the popular NYL-2 model, the NYL-5 offers an X-braced solid spruce top, flame maple body, and a traditional style floating Johnny Smith style humbucking pickup. This gleaming example is in all original condition and, signed by CEO Hidesato Shiino of the famed Terada workshop near Nagoya, Japan.

The instrument has been maintained without pick, buckle, thumb or fingerboard wear in it's original classic sunburst finish. Apart from a bit of scuffing on the pickup cover, the instrument appears otherwise in showroom condition. The voice is warm and smooth, and the gentle D profile neck has smooth low action over a fresh high precision setup.

A rare version of a modern classic, ideal for the working player or weekend warrior. One only: call now.

Setup: This instrument is strung with medium gauge flatwound nickel strings. The guitar will accommodate lighter or heavier gauge strings, according to preference. String action is set at 4/64" to 5/64" at the 12th fret, with moderate relief. The action may be lowered or raised to your requirements with the adjustable bridge.

Case: Original brown faux alligator deluxe arched DA logo plush hardshell case.






























































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