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2005 D'Aquisto Jazz Line Junior

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Serial #: 0505020

Body size at lower bout: 15" Scale length: 24 3/4" Nut width: 1 11/16" Body depth: 2"

Materials: Arched multi-laminate flamed maple top, back and sides; solid maple neck with adjustable truss rod; solid ebony fingerboard with pearl block inlays; 5-ply bound body; triple bound headstock; bound fingerboard

Hardware: All original gold hardware includes twin adjustable humbucking pickups, 16x1 tuners with ebony buttons; bound flame maple pickguard, compensated bridge and tailpiece.

Notes: One of the first to refine the concept of the working jazz guitar was Jimmy D'Aquisto, who slimmed the traditional 3" body depth to improve player comfort, added the handsome Venetian cutaway and streamlined soundholes, and retained the laminate body and built-in pickup for improved sustain and feedback resistance. Now a new generation of players and builders have rediscovered the design, and this smartly designed instrument is the happy result.

The original D'Aquisto Jazz Line was a faithful reissue of the 16" guitar co-designed by Jimmy D'Aquisto and jazz legend Jim Hall. The Jazz Line Junior builds on the popularity of the original version, and features a slimmer, more compact 15" body, 2" in depth, and adds an additional humbucking pickup at the bridge. Like its larger cousin, the body of the JLJ is constructed of highly flamed arched maple, specifically crafted to optimize amplified tone while suppressing feedback.

The Junior also features the "Chippendale" headstock with pearl scroll inlay, along with a triple bound figured maple pickguard. Players who prefer easy- to-read position markers will appreciate the generous pearl block inlays in the solid ebony fingerboard as well. The effortless shallow D neck profile offers smooth low action, and the slim 2 " body depth is particularly comfy under the arm. Tone is rich and warm with the faithfully designed humbuckers, and the added versatility of the twin pickup design is most welcome indeed.

This gleaming example is crafted of particularly intense tiger flame maple, and has been maintained in virtually unplayed condition, with all original hardware and finish, without pick, buckle, thumb or fingerboard wear. One of the iconic guitars in jazz history, at a price for hardworking players everywhere. Call now.

Setup: This instrument is strung with medium gauge (.012-054) flatwound nickel strings. The guitar will accommodate lighter or heavier gauge strings, according to preference. String action is set at 5/64" to 6/64" at the 12th fret, with moderate relief for acoustic playing with medium strings. The action may be lowered or raised to your requirements with the adjustable bridge.

Case: Original D'Aquisto deluxe arched plush lined hardshell case.



















































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