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2004 D'Angelico New Yorker NYL-6
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Serial #: 04072930
Body size at lower bout: 17" Scale length: 25 1/2" Nut Width: 1 11 1/6" Neck depth: .82/.89, 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 and headstock.
Hardware: All original gold hardware included DA logo stairstep tailpiece and Grover Super Rotomatic tuners with Imperial keys; inlaid adjustable compensated ebony bridge; quintuple bound Macassar ebony pickguard; Kent Armstrong JS floating pickup installed with volume and tone controls, 1/4" output jack.
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 these renowned 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.
With its full complement of pro features at an unbeatable price, the NYL-6 is truly a best buy in a full depth 17" Venetian cutaway archtop. The solid spruce top is X-braced for warm, woody tone with superior feedback resistance. An original Vestax built model, this gleaming guitar is signed by Hidesato Shiino of the Terada workshop near Nagoya, Japan.
A rare blonde example, this NYL-6 is in superb 100% original condition, and has been carefully maintained without apparent playwear. The voice is warm and smooth, and the floating Kent Armstrong JS Humbucking pickup is installed with volume and tone controls, mounted to the handsome bound Macassar ebony pickguard. The neck has smooth low action over a fresh high precision setup, and a gentle D profile, effortless in the hand.
Now over a decade out of production, these guitars are few and far between on the vintage market, and have become highly sought after by players and collectors alike. They go fast, when we can find them. 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 deluxe arched black plush lined hardshell case.