The NYS-2 represents a new concept and design - bringing the performance of a full-size archtop to a smaller 15.5" body width and 3" depth body, with the sweet and delicate tone of a shorter 24" scale with. The dazzling New Yorker appointments are retained, from the split-block mother of pearl inlays in the ebony fingerboard to the stairstep gold-plated New Yorker tailpiece. The lavish New Yorker pearl inlay with the distinctive solid brass finial crowns the distinctive headstock. Rich rosewood covers the back of the headstock, highlighted by a diamond-shape pearl inlay. Multi-ply binding wraps every edge in luxury. The materials and craftsmanship that bring the full-size sound and feel are all there too, from the select spruce soundboard and highly-figured maple back and sides to the solid ebony fingerboard and bridge. The NYS-2 is a petite gem, a pleasure to bear, a joy to play and easy to love.