Pre Owned 02 Vestax Era D'Angelico New Yorker NYL-4 Natural Electric Guitar OHSC
An excellent condition top of the line D'Angelico New Yorker NYL-4 from the highly favored Vestax shop in Japan. The body shows no significant scratches or flaws in the finish. Some slight frosting of the gold parts but for the most part they are excellent. The neck is wonderfully easy to play. Comes with a faux alligator covered case with tan interior. Case is original and in excellent condition.
This guitar is in great condition!
Label signed by Hidesato Shiino
Body size at lower bout: 18". Scale length: 25.5" Nut Width: 1 11 1/6"
Materials: Solid bookmatched X-braced spruce top;
flame maple back, sides and neck;
solid ebony fingerboard with pearl slashed-block inlays;
seven ply top binding;
three ply binding;
triple bound back, headstock, fingerboard and f-holes.
Hardware: All original hardware including inlaid adjustable compensated rosewood bridge; gold stairstep DA logo tailpiece; quintuple bound tortoise art deco pickguard; gold Grover sealed back tuners with Imperial keys; gold plated floating Johnny Smith style adjustable humbucking pickup with volume control mounted to pickguard.
Notes: The D'Angelico NYL-4 is a tribute to the flagship model of legendary luthier John D'Angelico, the godfather of archtop builders worldwide. With its commanding 18" body and peerless art-deco design, the New Yorker set the standard for power, elegance and prestige.
The solid spruce top is X-braced for warm, woody tone with superior feedback resistance, and the gentle C neck profile is finely balanced for ease of play with effortless action. This example is an original Vestax built model, signed by Hidesato Shiino of the Terada workshop near Nagoya, Japan.
This remarkable example shows nice figure in the tiger flame body throughout, and the X-braced solid spruce super jumbo soundboard produces a rich, deep voice, smoothly amplified by the Armstrong Johnny Smith pickup. The gentle C profile neck glides effortlessly through the palm. No longer in production, these guitars are scarce on the vintage market, and have become highly sought after by players and collectors alike.
Case: Original brown faux alligator deluxe arched plush hardshell case.