In the realm of the archtop guitar, the full-size, single-cutaway NYL-2 sets the standard. With its classic 17" width and 3" body depth, exquisite woods, extraordinary workmanship and superior tone and playability, the NYL-2 is the choice of legends and contemporary artists alike. Generous appointments include mother of pearl inlays on the ebony fingerboard, both on the ebony bridge. Multi-ply binding wraps all sides of the body and fingerboard, as well as the distinctive "stairstep" tortoise shell pickguard. The heavy brass, gold-plated "stairstep" tailpiece gives the final accent. A top-grain spruce soundboard guarantees great acoustic tone, unhindered by the pickguard-mounted humbucking pickup and volume/tone controls. The amplified the voice and looks to command attention on any stage. This is more guitar for the money than you will find anywhere else on the planet!