DíAngelico NYSS-3b LTD.
Grail of semi-acoustics.
Hard on the heels of the new FM comes this
Limited Edition of 12 NYSS-3b, finished in a choice of three
First seen in
July 2013, the 12 LTD examples are finished in
Hawaiian Koa, Bubinga and Silky Oak.
There are four variations of each finish,
- matching sides
with vintage natural neck
- vintage natural
sides and neck
- trans-black sides
- trans-blue sides
Only one has been
made of each option so all 12 guitars are unique!
This guitar, #6/12
, is finished in Bubinga with matching colour body sides and
a Vintage Natural neck.
by the legendary luthier Hideshito Shino, 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.
No longer sold in the UK, Europe or the USA, the NYSS-3b is now built in very small numbers for the Japanese market only.
Early in 2013 Vestax commissioned
just twelve Limited Edition versions to be made
finished in a range of three exotic hardwoods.
They are stunning!
The tone is brighter than the Spruce top, as would be expected,
but only a little. It
has a crisper top end
than the solid Spruce version
whereas the Bass is perhaps a
little less majestic. The tonal change from Spruce is very subtle but
this guitar feels alive.
This guitar is the nicest NYSS-3b I ever have played.
It has some special qualities that I can't yet describe.
Some guitars just feel right the minute you play them.
This is one of those guitars!
I have owned several Vestax D'Angelicos (acoustic, electric
and semi) and they all have in common the most perfect necks. For me the neck
is really important and I am totally happy with these
You just canít put this guitar down - itís a players
instrument through and through. The tone palette of this guitar is