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2003 D'Aquisto Centura

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SN#: 0305014

Body size at lower bout: 17". Scale length: 25 1/2" Nut Width: 1 11 1/6"

Materials: Solid bookmatched carved.spruce top; tiger flame maple body, solid maple neck, solid ebony fingerboard; curly maple body and neck binding.

Hardware: All original hardware including "Accutone" compensated ebony wedge adjusting bridge; contoured ebony finger rest and tailpiece; gold 16x1 sealed back tuners with ebony keys.

Notes: Jimmy D'Aquisto was the last and most celebrated apprentice to the legendary John D'Angelico. In an abbreviated career of just three decades, D'Aquisto created a peerless body of work, instruments that are now the most costly and sought after archtops ever made.

The Centura is a faithful recreation of D'Aquisto's most innovative model, originals of which can fetch over $50K on the vintage market today. Today's Centura retains Jimmy's signature wedge-shaped soundholes, Chippendale headstock, and contoured ebony tailpiece and finger rest. In addition, the Centura utilizes 21st century technology to produce an instrument of exacting fit, finish and performance. The solid spruce top is X- braced for warmth and sustain, the back and sides crafted of handsomely figured flame maple, and the neck profile is finely balanced for ease of play.

The "Accutone" bridge is one of Jimmy's innovations, crafted of solid ebony and adjusted with an ebony wedge, with no metal parts standing between the string and the soundboard. The fingerboard, tailpiece, pickguard and tuner buttons are of matching ebony as well. The medium jumbo frets are tall and smoothly crowned for easy fingering, and the double acting truss rod allows for feeler gauge adjustment for effortless low string action and accurate neck relief.

With demand outstripping supply, these guitars are few and far between on the market. This specimen is of very recent vintage, in as-new unplayed condition, and 100% original with original hardshell case.

Setup: This instrument is strung with medium gauge roundwound nickel strings (.011-.052). The guitar will accommodate lighter or heavier gauge strings, according to preference. String action is set at 1/16" to 3/32" at the 12th fret, with moderate relief. The action may be lowered or raised to your requirements with the adjustable bridge.

Case: Original DA logo plush hardshell case.




















































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