New York, NY
Throughout the 20th century, guitar makers have experimented with the archtop design, modifying the instrument in shape and size. The teardrop shape that John D'Angelico custom-created in this instrument is not only aesthetically striking but also increases the sound chamber of the body. The guitar's design is based on D'Angelico's New Yorker model, with the teardrop addition. During his career John D'Angelico built 1,164 guitars, and they are considered among the finest archtops ever made.
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