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1984 Fender DAquisto Standard Archtop Black (consignment) SOLD

1984 Fender DAquisto Standard Archtop Black (consignment) SOLD

Here is a lovely 1984 Fender DAquisto Standard Archtop Black. In late 1983, in a co-operative effort with James D’Aquisto, Fender introduced the single-cutaway, fully hollow D’Aquisto Archtop as part of the Master Series. The Fender D’Aquisto models include the Elite (with one pickup and gold hardware) and the Standard (two pickups and chrome hardware).

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1989 Black Fender DAquisto Elite Archtop (consignment) SOLD

1989 Black Fender DAquisto Elite Archtop (consignment) SOLD

As the last of the legendary John D’Angelico’s apprentices, James ‘Jimmy’ D’Aquisto produced some of the best, most sought after – and most expensive – archtop guitars ever made. In a 1994 agreement with Fender, Fender built D’Aquisto Elite archtops at their Terada plant in Japan. These guitars were re-issued between 1989 and 1994. This 1989 Black Fender DAquisto Elite Archtop is in pristine condition, and the black finish is quite rare.

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1990 Black Fender D’Aquisto Elite Archtop (consignment)

1990 Black Fender D'Aquisto Elite Archtop (consignment)

As the last of the legendary John D’Angelico’s apprentices, James ‘Jimmy’ D’Aquisto produced some of the best, most sought after – and most expensive – archtop guitars ever made. In a 1994 agreement with Fender, Fender built D’Aquisto Elite archtops at their Terada plant in Japan. These guitars were re-issued between 1989 and 1994. This 1990 Black Fender DAquisto Elite Archtop is in pristine condition, and the black finish is quite rare.

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1989 Fender DAquisto Elite Archtop (consignment) SOLD

1989 Fender DAquisto Elite Archtop (consignment) SOLD

This 1989 Fender DAquisto Elite Archtop sports a natural finish,which really shows off the flame maple laminate used on the back and sides. It’s in excellent condition with very minor wear. They feature maple laminate back and sides, solid spruce tops, a maple neck with ebony fingerboard and ebony fittings; and one humbucking pickup at the neck, with the metal parts gold plated.

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2002 DAquisto New Yorker Archtop (consignment) No Longer Available

2002 DAquisto New Yorker Archtop (consignment) No Longer Available

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.

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