D'Angelico NYL-2 Vestex Custom Carved GuitarD'Angelico NYL-2 Vestex Custom Carved Guitar

The NYL-2 in its time was the most popular model D’Angelico recreation , up to the time that Vestax and D’Angelico parted ways and production was moved to another country. Production quality was always high and the guitars were fulfilling to see and to play. It has a select maple neck, white neck binding, a 25 ½” scale, an ebony fingerboard with 22 frets, split block mother of pearl fingerboard markers in an ebony ‘board, a 14 degree peghead pitch with pearl inlaid ‘D’Angelico New York’ and ‘New Yorker’ in an art deco architectural construction below the logo, and there under a pearl or pearloid ‘Chrysler Building” truss rod cover held in place by three gold screws. It has Grover Imperial (a fitting name because of the Chrysler building motif) gold-plated sealed back tuners. This is a 17” wide jazz instrument, with the soft Venetian cutaway, having a body depth at lower side of 3 1/16th”, a string spacing at bridge of 2” and a fingerboard width at nut of 11/16. The top is not pressed, it is CARVED. One out of every 60 guitars was carved. Big difference in the sound projection. The sides are maple. Binding is six-plies of crème and black around the face, four-ply on the elevated WOOD pickguard, two ply on the headstock and fingerboard, two-ply purfling crème binding on the f-holes, sides and the back. Naturally, the headstock has the pediment and the pineapple for which D’Angelico guitars are famous. This special version of a DA really sounds great. It plays flawlessly, and has never been out of the house. The case reflects it’s condition. It was one of the first to come out in “99- 2000. As you may or not know Vestax lost their association with D”Angelico in 2005 and started producing the guitars in Korea for very low prices with very low quality. This guitar Listed for $4200. This guitar looks just like the guitar on the cover of Mel Bay guitar series. The neck is flawless and straight. I hate to get rid of it, but I am moving. Yes, you can buy these with the pressed top for $2500.-$2900, but they don’t offer you the real acoustic sound you are expecting. That’s about it. If you want a great instrument, This is it!!! THIS IS A USA AUCTION ONLY, PAYPAL ONLY, NO RETURNS.