Re-created under licence from 2002 by the Aria custom shop in Japan the New Yorker' has been reborn in limited numbers, utilising his legendary designs, some of the original tooling and the building techniques pioneered in his original guitars. These Japanese premium grade instruments are now highly coveted by jazz players and collectors
The Avant Garde is a faithful recreation of one of Jimmy D'Aquisto's most innovative designs. It retains his signature open sound holes, open headstock, and contoured ebony tail-piece. Main features include a select solid Sitka spruce top which is X- braced for warmth and sustain; Vividly figured flame maple back and sides; "Accutone" wedge-adjusting solid ebony bridge; contoured Macassar ebony tail-piece; dark ebony finger rest; gold sealed back tuners with ebony keys.