Rare Archtop Designed by Legendary Luthier Jimmy D'Aquisto.
This Fender D'Aquisto Elite is part of a limited run of guitars created by the late Jimmy D'Aquisto while working with Fender in the mid to late 80's. This guitar is truly a player's piece and was built for professional musicians who demand high-quality craftsmanship and playability in an affordable package. More recently these guitars have been prized as collector's pieces--a rare artifact from the collaboration of two enormously influential names in the guitar business. The laminate construction provides players with more sustain and resistance to feedback which is ideal for those louder gigs where you need a little more headroom than most hand-carved archtops will provide.
The neck is slim and fast, and the fretwork makes chords and single line passages pop out effortlessly. Outside of its value as a collector's item, this Elite is a spectacular player and is more than capable of satisfying the demands of guitarists of any level. This guitar is really a special treat from one of the greatest and most imitated archtop builders.
This guitar shows some signs of wear, but nothing that effects the integrity of the woods. Light scratches from normal usage and two hair-line lacquer lines adorn the top. They don't show up in pictures and you have to hold the guitar a certain way for the lines to show. Overall- good condition for a guitar that has been played since the 80's!
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Body width at lower bout: 16"
Scale length: 24 3/4"
Nut width: 1 11/16"
Materials: Bookmatched spruce top, bookmatched flame maple back and sides; three-piece solid maple neck with adjustable truss rod; solid ebony fingerboard; mother of pearl fingerboard and peghead inlay; triple bound body, headstock and fingerboard, bound f-holes.
Hardware: 100 % original gold plated hardware includes Schaller D'Aquisto humbucking pickup; sealed tuners with ebony keys; contoured ebony tailpiece; adjustable compensated ebony bridge; triple bound ebony pickguard; solid ebony volume and tone knobs; D'Aquisto signature headstock inlay.