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2004 D'Angelico New Yorker NYL-2

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Serial #: 04062605

Body size at lower bout: 17". Scale length: 25.5" Nut Width: 1 11 1/6"

Materials: Solid bookmatched X-braced.spruce top; highly flamed maple back, sides and neck; 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 hardware including inlaid adjustable compensated rosewood bridge; gold stairstep tailpiece; quintuple bound tortoise art deco pickguard; gold Grover Rotomatic sealed back tuners with Imperial keys; gold plated floating Johnny Smith style adjustable humbucking pickup with volume control mounted to pickguard.

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.

Behind the traditional looks, however, the NYL-2 utilizes 21st century technology to produce an instrument that satisfies the most exacting demands of the contemporary player. 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. Modern humbucking electronics are grounded to the strings for maximum noise suppression, and laser cut inlay provides a precision fit previous generations could only imagine. The solid spruce top is tone bar braced for projection, and the neck profile is finely balanced for ease of play. With its full complement of pro features at an unbeatable price the NYL-2 has become one of the most wildly successful archtops of recent years, used by top pros like Phil Upchurch, Russell Malone, Duke Robillard, Jerry Hahn, Grant Green Jr. and many more.

This example is in immaculate 100% original condition, and shows handsome flamed maple in the back and sides. No longer in production, these guitars are first rate working instruments and have become instant collectibles now as well.

Setup: This instrument is strung with medium gauge flatwound nickel strings (.012-.054). 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 plush hardshell case.





















































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