|Comments||Here’s an unusual find: a 2002 DAquisto New Yorker archtop. This is model DQ-NYE.
James D’Aquisto apprenticed to John D’Angelico in New York, and following D’Angelico’s death began building guitars with his own name, until his death in 1995. Original D’Aquisto guitars are rare and extremely valuable, into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
D’Aquisto guitars have been reproduced under license for some time and by various companies. Fender used the name for a few years, and some examples were built by an American luthier. Aria guitars currently holds the license and produces their high-end Jazz line under this name.
This example is in excellent condition, with just a little smudging on the back finish. It has been professionally refretted recently and plays extremely well.
|Serial Number||020701, built during 2002 in Japan by Aria.|
|Pricing||$1,950.00 CAD with case.|
|Neck||One-piece Maple neck with bound ebony fingerboard; mother of pearl split-block position markers. 25.5 inch scale length.|
|Frets||Medium-wide frets with negligible wear. The fingerboard was planed and the guitar refretted last year.|
|Body||Maple sides, pressed maple back, pressed Sitka spruce top with X-bracing. Full size, 17 inch, single florentine cutaway body.|
|Finish||Gloss antique violin sunburst, in very good condition; some wear on the back.|
|Hardware/electronics||GoldSchaller M6 tuners with ‘stair step’, “Imperial” type buttons, ebony adjustable bridge and tailpiece; gold ‘Johnny Smith’ type fingerboard mount pickup; bound ebony pickguard with volume and tone controls. The output jack is on the side, with the wire feeding from the pickguard through the treble F-hole.|
|Playability/Action||Plays very well and plenty of room for adjustment. The instrument was recently refretted and is in excellent playing condition.|
|Case||Black hardshell archtop D’Aquisto case included.|
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