D'Angelico NYL-2 Arch-top Made by Vestax in Japan - Used/mint
Experienced players know the value of a D'angelico arch-top guitar, including thegreat family-licensed replicas made by Vetax in Japan which are said to have a feel and quality far superior to later versions. Here for sale is a near-mint Vestax D'Angelico NYL2, Serial No. 99122407 built in 2001. It is a lovely sunburst with flamed Maple back and sides and comes with its original D'angelico case. The guitar is in fantastic shape and ready to play.
Features: Solid bookmatched X-braced spruce top; flame 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. All original hardware including inlaid adjustable compensated rosewood bridge; gold stairstep D'Angelico logo tailpiece; quintuple bound tortoise art deco pickguard; gold Grover Rotomatic sealed back tuners with Imperial keys; gold plated floating adjustable hum bucking pickup with volume control mounted to pickguard.
John D'Angelico was one of the most famous archtop guitar builders in the history of the instrument, setting a standard for the hand-built instrument that has lasted to this day. Under license from the D'Angelico family, popular models such as the NYS-2 have been 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-2 became 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. The solid spruce top is X-braced for warm, woody tone with superior feedback resistance, and the gentle C neck profile is finely balanced for ease of play with effortless action. This example is an original Vestax built model, and appears signed or initialed by master luthier of the Terada workshop near Nagoya, Japan. The guitar is in immaculate 100% original condition, without wear of any kind, with all original hardware and case and is perfect for both serious players and collectors.