DíAngelico NYSS-3b LTD.
Grail of semi-acoustics.
Following the launch of the initial 12
Limited Edition models come a series of just four guitars
finished in Birdseye Maple. Each one has a
different finish to maintain the uniqueness of each
This one is finished
in Natural with Vintage Natural sides and neck.
First seen in
July 2013, the LTD models to date have been finished in
Hawaiian Koa, Bubinga, Silky Oak, Curly Mahogany and
There are usually four variations of each finish,
with the necks and sides finished either in Natural, Vintage
Natural, Trans-black or Trans-blue.
by the legendary luthier Hideshito Shiino, 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
the Limited Edition model, to be made in a range of 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 ranks alongside #102 as the nicest NYSS-3b I ever have played.
Like the Bubinga, some guitars just feel right the minute you play them
and 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