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Yanuziello Electric Vintage Ivory (Pre-owned)

Yanuziello Electric Vintage Ivory (Pre-owned)

Price: $--SOLD

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hard shell case included

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 Yanuziellos. Hearing one, you can understand why Bill Frizzell and Kevin Beit (Norah Jones’ guitarist) play them. Their character rings out.

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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 Yanuziellos. Hearing one, you can understand why Bill Frizzell and Kevin Beit (Norah Jones’ guitarist) play them. Their character rings out.

CRAIG'S POV

Well I was certainly happy to see this vintage ivory beauty again. Taken back on a trade, now gives some fortunate player out there the opportunity to get one of the very best Yaz electrics at a special price. This guitar plays and looks like the day I originally sold it.  What a seductive finish! Joe’s capabilities in this area are unparalleled - and many famous makers rely on his skills to finish there own branded instruments.  The tortoise binding and ivory bridge and tailpiece make it a perfect stage guitar. Bottom line…. if you want a Yaz this beauty might just be the one for you.

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

BodyHollow western red alder
Top caphard maple
NeckHonduras mahogany, two-way truss rod
Nutpolished bone, 1-11/16"
FingerboardRosewood, gold pearl diamonds
Headstockmaple veneer, ivory lacquered
Bindingtop/back of body & top of headstock - tortoiseshell nitrate, fingerboard - ivoroid
Pickguard.090 ivoroid nitrate, bound in tortoiseshell
BridgeBrazilian rosewood, bone cap, thumbwheel adj.
TailpieceYanuziello trapeze, chrome plated brass
TunersWaverly, vintage style open backs, nickel ivoroid buttons
Pickupscustom Fralin/Yanuziello single coils, reverse wound, Yanuziello chrome covers
StringsD'Addario 11s
Finishhand polished vintage ivory nitro - body and headstock face, neck - clear gloss
Casecustom Yanuziello/Ameritage hardshell, plushlined
Weight5.3 lbs.
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