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  #064   D'ANGELICO NYL-5.


  The NYL-5 is just like the NYL-2 except that it has the 2.25" thinline body. Perfect for me in every respect.   For me, its a modern Byrdland!
  Maybe 15 hours playtime max.   I just naturally turn to the 16" guitars these days!

Some guitars just feel right the minute you hold them ....  and when you play,  they almost play themselves.    This is one of those guitars,  comfortable,  effortless and with superb tone.

The NYL-5 is the Byrdland of the Vestax range.    It is the thinline 17" New Yorker but with a full scale and floating Kent Armstrong mini-humbucker.    Rather like a thinline Johnny Smith!

Such tone and so easy to play.   It has all the hallmarks of the classic Vestax guitars and this one is signed-off by the legendary master luthier Hidesato Shiino in 2004.

It is absolutely MINT and shows no signs of having been played.     It came from a one owner collection.

As a 2004 instrument, its tone is now mellow and soft.    A very nice archtop and a superbly jazzy guitar.



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