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#093 D'ANGELICO NY-DC. 2002. Limited
Any marks you see are
only 15" lower bout. A Les Paul size,
double cut archtop.
Style with a purpose! You could be forgiven
for thinking this to be ornate BUT the guitar is perfectly
balanced as a result of John D'Angelico's clever design.!
ES-335 style plain Maple
back with Mahogany neck.
Signed-off by Hidesato
Shiino makes this one special.
D'Angelico Guitars of
America introduced the NY-DC (Double Cut) right at the
beginning of their involvement with Vestax in 1999.
It was close in spec to the NYSS-3 with minor variations in
upper and lower bout, but the principal difference was the
use of the double cutaway. This model was
intended to go up against Gibson's ES-335.
It was however very
ornate and, like all the Vestax D'Angelicos, it
used the very best Flamed Maple. It was decided for 2002
only to build a Limited Edition model using woods closer the the Gibson spec.
This is one of those
very rare Limited Edition models from 2002.
It plays superbly, sounds amazing and looks fantastic
in this Special Order Vestax Violinburst. Very few were made in this finish - this is the
only one I have seen.
All the Vestax D'Angelicos
feel the same in your hands, the necks are
superb, but this one is a monster to play! It can be
rich and majestic and very jazzy, but it can bite your hand
off. John Schofield would love this!!