This New Yorker from 1975 exemplifies the D'Aquisto style. The model name is a carryover from D'Angelico, and the top of the headstock has a circular cutout that has its roots in D'Angelico's "broken scroll" pediment (without D'Angelico's ornamental cupola), but the "f-holes" have been streamlined to the point of becoming "s-holes," the pickguard has been streamlined, the tailpiece is a simple solid wood design and the fingerboard inlay is minimal. Instead of traditional yellow-to-brown sunburst or natural finish, this guitar features a shaded amber-to-auburn treatment that accentuates the highly figured maple in the back of the body and neck.
And on top of all that, this is a seven-string. It was custom made for Howie Collins, a versatile guitarist whose credits range from Guitar Quintet of Bucky Pizzarelli to "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" (Dylan's second album).
Ihis guitar (inv. #AR3873) is 17 1/4" wide and is in exceptionally fine condition. It comes with a standard pickguard for acoustic play and an additional guard with a built-in floating Kent Armstrong pickup. With original hard case it is now offered at $32,000
This instrument is SOLD
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