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  D'ANGELICO  NYSS-3b FM.   Vintage Sunburst.
  D'Angelico NYSS-3b for sale
  Stunning!    Any marks you see are just reflections.
  D'Angelico NYSS-3b for sale
  Great looks but fantastic sound and so easy to play.
  D'Angelico NYSS-3b for sale
  Unused   -  still with its protective film on pickups and pickguard.
  D'Angelico NYSS-3b for sale
  Superb flame maple back and sides.
  D'Angelico NYSS-3b for sale
  Super colours in the headstock logo.   The "A" was simply catching the light.
  D'Angelico NYSS-3b for sale
  Vestax detailing at its best.

DíAngelico NYSS-3b FM.

 The Holy Grail of semi-acoustics.


This is the first new model from Vestax since 1999!     

It is the Flame Maple Top version of the fabulous NYSS-3b. 


Only 6 Flame Maple Top NYSS-3b have been made at this time  (Feb 2013)     Only two of those were finished in this Vintage Sunburst.

Both Sunbursts are here in the UK.     I am keeping one  -  this one is now offered for sale!

A small number of Flame Tops have been made since but the FM model will remain very rare!!   



The NYSS-3b is a small body semi ( just a little bigger than a Les Paul) but with big sound, superb tone, outstanding character, massive sustain and excellent quality.   

Built only with choice woods this one is finished in Vintage Sunburst,  with Gold hardware.     These prized guitars are a real playerís delight!      

Made in 2013, this fabulous instrument is Brand New and un-played.   It still has it's protective film covering its pickups and pickguard and is offered complete with faux Alligator case (which is also a work of art) truss-rod spanner, case key and paperwork.

It is set-up with an incredibly low, fast action.    As always,  the photos donít do justice.   This guitar is immaculate.



This is exactly the same instrument that Vestax supplied from 1999 to 2004 in the USA and until 2006 in the UK.      They continue to be made in small numbers by the same people, at the same Terada factory in Tokyo, and to the same extremely high quality standards as all the original and much coveted Vestax guitars. 

Following a legal ruling,  the name Vestax has been replaced on the label by the name Crews Corporation since © 2008.    


This instrument was 12th guitar built on 18th January 2013.



I have owned several Vestax D'Angelicos (acoustic, electric and semi) and they all have in common the most perfect necks I ever have played.     For me the neck is really important and I am totally happy with these amazing guitars.

You just canít put this guitar down - itís a players instrument through and through.   The tone of this guitar is unbelievable.   With the bridge pickup on, it gives you that typical Carlton-Schofield 335 sound.    In the neck position it sounds like a big, fat D'Angelico!   

The Flamed Maple all round on this one looks absolutely stunning and the finish is like glass!


Selected Maple neck with

  • Ivory neck binding
  • 24.75" scale
  • Nut Width: 1 11/16"
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • 22 frets
  • Mother of Pearl inlays
  • Mother of pearl D'Angelico Logo and New Yorker inlays on headstock
  • Rosewood overlay with Mother of pearl diamond inlay on back of headstock
  • Multi-ply black and white binding
  • Grover Imperial Machines

Semi-Hollow body

  • Small size, New Yorker Style 14.75" body with single cutaway finished in Vintage Sunburst
  • 1.75" body depth
  • Flamed Maple top
  • Flamed Maple back and sides
  • Multi-ply black and white binding on body and F holes


  • Two humbucking pickups mounted on guitar
  • 2 volume, 2 tone controls
  • 3 position toggle selector witch
  • 1/4" output jack
  • Adjustable "tune-o-matic" type bridge
  • Gold hardware
  • New Yorker style tailpiece
  • New Yorker style stairstep tortoise-shell pickguard with black and white binding



  Price :  £ 3,450 plus shipment (Insurance optional).   For overseas shipment please ask.
  More pics available on request.

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