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Yanuziello Electric Parchment White

Yanuziello Electric Parchment White

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hardshell case included

This offering has the distinction of being classically dressed with Italian tortoiseshell for the pickguard, binding, knobs and switch tip, all handmade by Joe himself. The workmanship is remarkable. The neck profile is an expertly carved medium C shape. This Yaz sports an understated yet inexplicably sexy parchment white finish and the sound is very alive and seductive, a vibe that has a place in just about any genre of music.

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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

Another remarkable guitar by Joe Yanuziello has just arrived. This offering has the distinction of being classically dressed with Italian tortoiseshell for the pickguard, binding, knobs and switch tip, all handmade by Joe himself. The workmanship is remarkable, as I've come to expect from a Yaz! The neck profile is an expertly carved medium C shape - .845”-.950” with a 12” radius on the fingerboard. This Yaz sports an understated yet inexplicably sexy parchment white finish. Joe’s capabilities in the area of finishes are unparalleled, and many famous makers rely on his skills to finish their own branded instruments. The sound is very alive and seductive, a vibe that has a place in just about any genre of music.

Bottom line; anyone who has had the experience of playing or owning a Yaz knows that this is a guitar that really speaks for itself.

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 #17614E
Bodywestern red alder, hollowed out
Top capmaple
Neckpremium one piece hard curly maple
FingerboardBrazilian rosewood
Fingerboard markersgold pearl dots
Fingerboard radius12”
Neck specsbehind 1st fret .845”, 12th fret .950”
Peghead faceBrazilian rosewood
Scale length24 3/4"
Nutpolished bone, 1-11/16”
Bindingtop and back of body, fingerboard and peghead edges, 060” tortoiseshell celluloid
PickguardItalian tortoiseshell celluloid
Volume, tone, switch tipcustom made in-house, tortoiseshell celluloid
TunersWaverly vintage style open back, metal knobs
PickupsFralin / Yanuziello single coils
Pickup coversYanuziello custom made, chromed brass
BridgeYanuziello, Brazilian rosewood, bone cap, thumbwheel height adjustable
TailpieceYanuziello trapeze, chromed brass
Finishbody back, top, sides - parchment white lacquer; neck - light amber toner, clear gloss top coats, hand polished
CaseAmeritage / Yanuziello, hardshell, plush lined
Weight 4.80 lbs.
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