1945 John D'Angelico New Yorker Blonde 18 Vintage Archtop Guitar GuitarsnjazzNJ
The D'Angelico full size hollow bodies were originated by the great and only John D'Angelico. Their design is unique and timeless. Instantly you know it is a D'Angelico. It cannot be mistaken for any other guitar with its stair step tailpiece, and unique headstock design including the center finial. Nothing will every be as good as John D'Angelico originals, or playing one of John's D'Angelico´s masterpieces - the finest build Jazz guitars ever made. This 18 New Yorker guitar was madeto be heard in the big bands of the 1940's and 1950's. THIS IS THE REAL DEAL! John D'Angelico, considered the finest independent guitar builder of the 20th Century, or at least for the first two-thirds of that century, made a keystone model that he called New Yorker. " This was an elaborately decorated instrument, made of the most select woods and built on a large platform (possibly because John was vertically challenged) measuring approximately 18" in body width. We believe that it is safe to say that nearly every professional jazz guitarist alive in the first two-thirds of the 20th century, whether they played a Gibson or an Epiphone, desired in their hearts to someday own a John D'Angelico guitar, and the best of those was the New Yorker. The New Yorker had multi-ply headstock border (this one has 8-plies of black and crème, and so does the top, and so does the back), with ivoroid binding outermost. It had three-ply bordered f-holes, white-black purfling under the fingerboard and also bordering on the front of the ebony'board. It had the split-block fingerboard inlay and the hardware was gold-plated. Chrysler Building art deco headstock decoration above the nut, "D'Angelico, New York" script logo and banner above the 4th and 3rd tuners, in ivoroid, and below that, in mother of pearl, the long art-deco construction of 7 rectangular towers, then three blocks that are etched and blackened "New Yorker Special" and then four more decal blocks at the bottom. Make an appointment to visit our new Showroom in Summit, NJ. We are only 30 minutes from Manhattan by car; 2 blocks from the Summit train station - 35 minutes from NYC on the midtown direct! The truss rod is adjusted, bridge and nut slots properly guaged, intonation set, and all electronics checked. Our tolerances are 3/64" at the 12th fret on the high E string and 4/64" on the low E string at the 12th fret. GnJ CAN SELL YOUR ARCHTOPS!
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G'n J also carries the FULL LINE of most popular Jazz Amplifiers which are also on display in our Showroom. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Acoustic Electric Guitars". The seller is "guitarsnjazz" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia.
- Brand: JOHN D'ANGELICO
- Series: Vintage
- Type: Acoustic-Electric Guitar
- String Configuration: 6 String
- Color: BLONDE
- Fretboard Material: Ebony
- Model: John D'Angelico
- Hand: Right Handed