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Yanuziello Electric Enzo Red

Yanuziello Electric Enzo Red

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hardshell case included

This Enzo Red stunner sports a radically modded Bigsby tailpiece. As with all Yaz’s the workmanship, playability and materials are top notch. A unique feature on this guitar is the use of Lollar Gold Foil pickups with custom nickel covers, which give the guitar a vintage chimey openness that is rarely heard on a new guitar.

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The Yanuziello Electric--that’s the name. Joe makes one style of electric guitar, and this is it.  And it is simply a fantastic electric guitar. Everyone I know who owns one adores it, and considers it a desert island guitar.

There are a number of reasons why.  Joe’s a master luthier - and has concentrated most of his work on acoustic guitars.  When he decided to make an electric guitar, he decided to take, as DNA, a guitar that few builders had considered an idea worth taking to its absolute perfection. Basically his guitar is based on the hollow body "Stratotone," an early, very inexpensive guitar that had a very unique, earthy quality. It had its own sound - not Fender, not Gibson. Unique.  But he just used that as a pattern. What he built was a master’s version of that design’s DNA--what it would be like if you made that guitar as good as it possibly could be.

My analogy is this: Joe’s version of this guitar would be like giving Jimmy D’Aquisto a Kay Barney Kessel archtop, and saying, make me a master builder’s version of this: A glorious instrument that exceeds anything out there.

That’s what he’s done. The guitars are gloriously handcrafted. He uses the absolute finest materials available. Flamed or curly maple. Honduran mahogany. Brazilian rosewood finger boards. He hand makes his tailpieces and bridges. You can see Joe’s mastery at work simply by looking at how the headstock melds into the beautifully medium C shaped neck. A work of art. Even the way he attaches the neck to the body is spectacularly machined and executed.

Joe’s guitars have heart. They’re woody, and rich with character. And they have a singularly unique sound that you hear, even when playing the simplest notes. They’re just so alive. They are not generic. They’re Yanuziello. Hearing one, you can understand why Bill Frisell and Kevin Breit (Norah Jones’ guitarist) play them. Their character rings out.

CRAIG'S POV

Here we go again! Another fine example of Yanuziello’s iconic electric model guitar. This Enzo Red stunner sports a radically modded Bigsby tailpiece. As with all Yaz’s the workmanship, playability and materials are top notch. A unique feature on this guitar is the use of Lollar Gold Foil pickups with custom nickel covers, which give the guitar a vintage chimey openness that is rarely heard on a new guitar. The sound is clear with in your face harmonic overtones and wide dynamic range. Very addictive, and really works well with Joe’s unique electric guitar point of view. From the electronics to the Bigsby, to the wonderfully carved maple / Brazilian neck profile, this Yaz speaks volumes to me. If you're looking for something special, truly SPECIAL, I think this guitar is worthy of serious consideration.

Note that this Yanuziello's radical Bigsby B-3 modifications include a drilled through string shaft for easy string changes, a re-contoured the vibrato arm for a slimmer appearance, and a re-contoured the vibrato arm hinge bracket to allow the arm to rotate 360 degrees. The whole Bigsby assembly is flush mounted into the body for a lower profile. Cool!

If you'd like to find out more about this item, just call or e-mail me. It would be my pleasure to talk to you about it.

ABOUT YANUZIELLO INSTRUMENTS
It certainly doesn't take a genius to realize that guitar builder Joseph Yanuziello is the real deal. What's "the real deal" you say? When it comes to luthiers, it means someone who has built a meaningful full-time career over a long period of time, developed the craft/art/voodoo of instrument building to the highest level, carved out their own niche in an overcrowded sea of brand names, you know, the real deal! There is something about a Yanuziello that is both plain-and-simple and somehow luxurious at the same time. In fact, Yanuziello's background in design and wood/metal fabrication has served him well in producing what he would describe as "modern vintage instruments." His interest in many musical genres is reflected in the different electric and acoustic instruments he produces. "The challenge is to keep it fresh and new and a continuous learning experience...the players have a lot to do with this." - JY

Serial #17714E
Bodysoft maple, hollowed out
Top caphard maple
Neckpremium one piece hard curly maple
FingerboardBrazilian rosewood
Fingerboard markersgold lipped pearl diamonds
Fingerboard radius12”
Neck specsbehind 1st fret .845”, 12th fret .950”
Peghead faceBrazilian rosewood
Scale length24 1/4”
Nutpolished bone, 1-11/16”
Bindingtop and back of body, fingerboard and peghead edges 060” ivoroid celluloid
Pickguard090” ivoroid celluloid
TunersWaverly vintage style open back, ivoroid knobs
PickupsLollar Teisco gold foil repro, nickel covers
BridgeYanuziello custom made compensated polished aluminum, thumbwheel height adjustable
Tailpieceradical flush-mounted Bigsby B-3 modification
FinishEnzo red - body back, top, sides; neck - amber toner, clear gloss top coats, hand polished
CaseAmeritage / Yanuziello, hardshell, plush lined
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