The NYL-2 Custom combines the ultimate craftsmanship of the NYL-1 with the best design features of our popular NYL-2. The acoustic sound has the tonal warmth and complexity that can only come from a carved, solid spruce top. The back and sides are of highly-figured "fiddleback" maple. The hand-shaped, figured maple neck ensures the sleek, smooth playability that only a D'Angelico provides. Classic features include an ebony fingerboard with split-block mother of pearl inlays, rosewood inlay with pearl "diamond" on the back of headstock, and the distinctive New Yorker headstock design with polished brass finial and art deco pearl inlays, Custom appointments include multi-ply bound ebony pickguard, brass "stairstep" New Yorker tailpiece and gold plated Grover Imperial tuners.
The NYL-2 Custom speaks with power and clarity when amplified using its pickguard mounted humbucking pickup, volume and tone controls. The NYL-2 Custom is the player's choice of classic jazz archtops.