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#209  D'ANGELICO  NYS-2.    2002.    VESTAX.    Superb.

  The NYS-2 is the small bodied New Yorker.    Stunning!
  2002 and absolutely Mint.
  Any marks you see are just reflections! 
  In 2002 D'A were using a nice warm pickup that was absent on later models.
  D'Angelicos are revered the world over.    The Vestax version comes close to the original.
  The guitar is perfectly balanced as a result of John D'Angelico's clever design!
  Nicely flamed Maple back and sides.
  This is a superb example of a 2002 Vestax New Yorker.    The NYS-2 is the small body model at 15.5" wide, 2.75"deep and with a short scale 24.75".   

John D'Angelico had made a small-bodied archtop similar to this in 1951 for Don Arnone, a top studio guitarist.     Today, many top jazz guitarists are turning to small body archtops  -  just another reminder of how innovative John D'Angelico was in his day.    Similarly,  in 1997, the NYS-2 was ahead of its time.

This guitar has a superb jazzy tone as befits an archtop of such quality.   After 12 years its timbre has mellowed nicely -  it really is sweet.

All the Vestax D'Angelicos feel the same in your hands.    The neck is superb and this one is a joy to play.   This smaller body version is so beautifully balanced  -  it is very comfortable to play.    Although its acoustic voice is a little less powerful than the NYL-2, when amplified it has just as big a sound as the full sized model with all the tonal characteristics of the larger bodied versions.

It is all original,  and in Mint condition, complete with its original case, case key and truss-rod key.    


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

Hollow Body

  • Small size,  New Yorker Style 15.5" body with single cutaway finished in Vintage Natural
  • 2.75" body depth
  • German spruce top
  • Flamed maple back and sides
  • Multi-ply black and white binding on body and F holes

Electrics & Fittings

  • Single humbucking floating pickup mounted on pickguard
  • 1 volume, 1 tone control mounted on pickguard
  • 1/4" output jack
  • Carved, compensated Ebony Bridge
  • Gold hardware
  • New Yorker style tailpiece
  • New Yorker style stairstep pickguard with black and white binding


  Price :  3,250     plus shipment (Insurance optional).     For overseas shipment please ask.
  More pics available on request.

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