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2012 Yanuziello Electric

Joe Yanuziello's creations are always things of indescribable coolness and unbelievably great looks. He proves time and time again that he's one of this generation's most skilled and original luthiers, and his instruments are played by some of the most respected guitarists around -- think Bill Frissell and Kevin Breit, among many others.

The guitar offered here features a hollowed alder body and maple top, cream back and matching headstock, chiffon yellow top, and about the coolest looking back-painted acrylic pickguard ever imagined. The neck is carved from highly figured hard-maple, capped with an ivoroid-bound Brazilian rosewood fingerboard. Joe custom machines and nickel-plates his own hardware, and has his single-coil pickups custom wound in the style of the late 1950's DeArmonds that make Harmony Strat-o-Tones sound as good as they do.

The instrument is feather-weight and highly resonant, it's a dreamy experience to play, made more so by the carve of the neck. It's a shallower take on a mid 50's Gibson profile, with 1-11/16" nut, 24.7" scale. In near-mint condition, the instrument shows only light playwear to its frets and minor arm-wear to its top's finish. Beautifully set-up in our shop, the guitar is simply a delight to play.

With Ameritage hardshell case

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