For those who prefer a slimmer, easier to handle guitar, the NYL-5 combines the great design, top workmanship, beautiful sound and stunning looks of the 17" wide NYL-2 with the enhanced comfort of a 2.25" body depth. The NYL-5 body may be slimmer and easy to handle, but the sound is big and fat, both acoustically and electrically. Of course the allure of the classic New Yorker art deco inspired gold hardware, mother of pearl inlays and luscious tonewoods is all there. The classic New Yorker appointments are retained, including the bound ebony fingerboard and bridge/saddle, multi-ply body binding, stair step tailpiece, rose-wood inlay on the back of the headstock, Grover imperial tuners and gold-plated, pickguard-mounted humbucking pickup.