Instrument Details

1977 D'Aquisto 16" Deluxe Flattop, Maple/Spruce

Regular Price: $51,500

Special Price (Sale) $32,960

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Status
In Stock
Brand
D'Aquisto, James L.
Product Year
1977
Model
16" Flattop
Serial #
106
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP2289
Condition
Finish checks, some top marks. Side finish puckers at tailblock, appear stable. Some 2nd string fret wear.
Body Type(s)
Large, Jumbo
Back & Sides
Maple
Top
Spruce
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
C
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Ivoroid
Top Trim
Violin Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ivoroid
Fret Markers
Black Side Dots
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Bindings
Ivoroid
Headstock Inlay
MOP
Instrument Finish
Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Bindings
Ivoroid
Tuners
Schaller
Tuner Finish
Gold
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
None
Pickup
None
Body Length
20.125 in
Upper Bout
12.125 in
Lower Bout
16 in
Body Depth Heel
4.375 in
Body Depth Tail
5.125 in
Scale Length
25.25 in
Scale Length (mm)
641 mm
Nut Width
1.94 in
Nut Width (mm)
49 mm
String Spacing
2.313 in
String Spacing (mm)
58.7 mm
Neck Depth First Fret
0.808 in
Neck Depth Seventh Fret
0.888 in
Weight
5 lb. 14 oz.
Case
Hardshell - TKL
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Description

James D’Aquisto aficionados will want to see this one. Several years back we had one of D’Aquisto's rare nylon string prototype models, and now we’ve landed a steel string that’s wooed us even more. This Deluxe 16 Inch Flattop was built in 1977 (signed 12/23/77 inside), featuring tight-flame Maple back and sides with equally tight-grained Spruce on top, a chunky neck (at 1 15/16” nut width), and Jimmy’s signature inlaid at the headstock. An oval soundhole is trimmed out with Ivoroid to match the body and neck bindings, pairing with an irregular rectangular Ebony bridge and through saddle. The body is deep (just over 5” at the tail), and the added depth gives a powerful push to the voice that really opens up under a flatpick. That said, this D’Aquisto Flattop is also a fabulous guitar to play with fingers; in spite of its capacious dimensions this ones responds beautifully to a lighter attack, and has excellent clarity and sustain.
We’re proud to offer this rare piece of D’Aquisto history for its next happy home; please reach out with any and all questions.


Other keywords: daquisto, 106, petteway, archtop

James D'Aquisto has only made a handful of steel strings making this an extremely rare collectible. Equally as exciting is the fact that this is an incredible musical instrument made by at an artisan who understands musicians.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.25 in
NUT WIDTH 1.94 in
STRING SPACING 2.313 in
WOODS SPRUCE,
MAPLE

James D’Aquisto aficionados will want to see this one. Several years back we had one of D’Aquisto's rare nylon string prototype models, and now we’ve landed a steel string that’s wooed us even more.
 

James D'Aquisto has only made a handful of steel strings making this an extremely rare collectible. Equally as exciting is the fact that this is an incredible musical instrument made by at an artisan who understands musicians.
 
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