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1982 Gibson D'Angelico #2166S, Maple/Spruce
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Status
Sold
Brand
Gibson
Product Year
1982
Model
New Yorker
Serial #
2166S
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP1553
Condition
A few minor dings on top, only a few small finish checks. Pickguard somewhat deteriorated, fully functional. Additional ebony pickguard comes with guitar, currently uninstalled.
Body Type(s)
Large, Hollow Body
Back & Sides
Maple
Top
Spruce
Neck Wood
Maple
Neck Profile
C
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
F Holes
Top Trim
Violin Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ivoroid
Fret Markers
MOP
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Bindings
Ivoroid
Headstock Inlay
MOP
Instrument Finish
Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Bindings
Ivoroid
Tuners
Grover
Tuner Finish
Gold
Cutaway
Venetian
Pickguard
Tortoise Style
Pickup
Kent Armstrong
Pickup (y/n)
Yes
Body Length
20.625 in
Upper Bout
12.5 in
Lower Bout
16.875 in
Body Depth Heel
3 in
Body Depth Tail
3.125 in
Scale Length
24.875 in
Scale Length (mm)
632 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.0625 in
String Spacing (mm)
52.5 mm
Weight
6 lb. 9 oz.
Case
Original - Gibson
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Description

A special piece, this one. We’ve got a 1982 Gibson/D’Angelico, #2166S. This archtop was commissioned by Gordon Poland, and built by Gibson’s master luthier Aaron Cowles out of his own home, one of only two D’Angelico replicas Cowles built. Here, the guitar was built from various specifications and dimensions of Johnny Smith’s original 1955 D’Angelico Excel 1000—and Cowles had direct access to this very instrument for this purpose.
Cowles acquired a tailpiece in the D’Angelico style from the original company John used, you’ll find a D’Angelico stamp on the inside of the instrument and “IHJD” inlaid on the back of the headstock, “In Honor of John D’Angelico.”


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This is a unique and interesting guitar built at the Gibson factory by one of their top luthiers, Aaron Cowles, built for a collector who asked for it to be an homage to D'Angelico. Aaron had the opportunity to actually spend time with Johnny Smith's personal guitar and get measurements from it before building this beautiful instrument to honor the maker. Simply incredible craftsmanship, you can tell everyone involved was passionate about capturing the essence of the man John D'Angelico in this lifetime and dedication to the archtop guitar.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 24.875 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.0625 in
WOODS SPRUCE,
MAPLE

A special piece, this one. We’ve got a 1982 Gibson/D’Angelico, #2166S.
 

This is a unique and interesting guitar built at the Gibson factory by one of their top luthiers, Aaron Cowles, built for a collector who asked for it to be an homage to D'Angelico. Aaron had the opportunity to actually spend time with Johnny Smith's personal guitar and get measurements from it before building this beautiful instrument to honor the maker.
 
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