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  #034   D'ANGELICO NYS-2.


  Here is #034, the small bodied short scale archtop, between my NYL-5 thinline (#010) on the left and my NYL-2 full bodied (#036) on the right.
  My NYSS-3b (#004) was the first D'Angelico I bought and it was so superior to anything I ever had previously played   (although I still love my '65 Byrdland)  that I really wanted to play others from their range.   The NYL-5 comes as close in spec to a '65 Byrdland as you can get (except for the short scale) and so it was the obvious place to start.     More about #010 on its dedicated page.    The smaller body (15.5" lower bout and 2.75" deep) had a short scale and so it too was a natural choice.    I have to say that I prefer these smaller bodied archtops which are becoming more accepted now.     Have you seen Mike Vanden's Martin Taylor Artistry?   They sit comfortably when I play - in my view they are better balanced  - and I have a natural affinity for the short scale.

This was a single, floating pickup model but I play it acoustic most evenings.     Quite therapeutic!


  Now with its hand made Hawaiian Koa pickguard.


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
  • Hand made Hawaiian Koa pickguard.

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