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    Les Paul Forum Member ChevChelios's Avatar
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    1955 D'Angelico New Yorker at ECG



    This is such a cool guitar! And it's really funny to see Jay so excited and emotional about one guitar.
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    Re: 1955 D'Angelico New Yorker at ECG

    Now THAT is a jazz box.

    Cool!

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    Re: 1955 D'Angelico New Yorker at ECG

    I'd love to own so many old guitars.

    I can't think of one I'd love to own more than one of these...magnificent to my eyes and ears in every single respect.

    Thanks for posting
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    Re: 1955 D'Angelico New Yorker at ECG

    Gorgeous!

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    Les Paul Forum Member J T's Avatar
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    Re: 1955 D'Angelico New Yorker at ECG

    I actually had the opportunity to play one of those.

    I was at the home shop of a gentleman who repaired guitars for Rudy's. Why I was there is another story. But, while I was talking with him is his shop, which was lined on one wall with assorted guitar cases, we started talking about jazz guitars and guitarists. Now, you have to imagine a heavy Italian accent, "I gotta somethin ova hea you might a lika."

    He walked over and pulled a guitar case then opened it and lo and behold, there it was. A New Yorker! Wow! I was just floored.

    He said go ahead play it.

    It was like wrapping your arms around a beautiful woman. It felt like my hands just glided over the fretboard. What an experience. I didn't ask if it was for sale, because I knew it was way out of my price range. Actually, I think he was making a pickguard for it.

    So I can really relate to his enthusiasm and awe over that guitar.
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    Re: 1955 D'Angelico New Yorker at ECG

    Not sure why Jay in the video just blabbed and didn't play it?

    Also had a great D'A experience at Rudy's.

    Rudy had shared with me his work on the Metropolitan Museum of Art show on the luthiers of NYC...the modern "Cremona" of American jazz guitar...but at his 48th St shop, his collection stayed in storage and he showed me photos. At the SoHo shop, he built a loft to showcase his arch tops - D'Angelicos (6-8 of them), D'Aquistos (3 or 4), a couple of Monteleones and several Gibson L-5s and Super 400s...

    On my first visit to the SoHo shop, Rudy opened the glass cabinets and said, "hey Frank, check them out".

    So I did. Fell in love with a late 40's blonde non-cutaway New Yorker...it played itself and rang like a beautiful bell with the lightest touch and when I gave it more, it responded musically. Of course, Rudy was asking a year's Ivy League tuition and I was paying two of them with one more in my future...so it is probably still with Rudy.

    Played three other D'Angelicos and a couple of D'Aquistos, which were all superlative instruments...but that one big blonde was just beyond them all...to me.

    Recently acquired a Collings AT -17...blonde of course, and it has a significant amount of the D'A's ju ju...but it's a 2006, and the previous owner never played it, so it's up to me to loosen her up and move her in the direction of the 70+ year old masterpiece.

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    Re: 1955 D'Angelico New Yorker at ECG

    I believe that this guitar was formerly owned by one of the members here.

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    Re: 1955 D'Angelico New Yorker at ECG

    Great looking and sounding guitar...

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