D' Aquisto Centura Electric, Single pickup
One of the greatest guitar luthiers in history, James L. D'Aquist o , started his career in arch-top guitar building at the age of 17 at John D'Angelico's studio.
He founded his own D'Aquist o brand after the passing of John D'Angelico and is known to have created some of the best-sounding, most sought after arch-top guitars available until his untimely death at the age of 59 in 1995.
The instruments he created in his late r years are especially desired and are highly regarded as the "Holy Grail" of arch-top guitars. They are still the inspiration for many arch-top guitar builders.
His creativity in arch-top guitar building is apparent in his design of the "Accutone" ebony bridge and his ebony tailpiece. Those innovative D'Aquisto arch-tops of the past are now revived to become part of the new history of arch-top guitars, incorporating Old World craftsmanship with 21st century technology.
Centura was a 1990's model that introduced some of D'Aquisto's boldest ideas, such as the "Acutone" bridge and an original sound hole design.
Centura was one of D'Aquisto's later models, made at the height of his expertise.
DQ-CRE is a smaller bodied semi hollow design fitted with a floating humbucker pickup.
Body : 14" width Semi-hollow, with Ivory multiple binding
Top : Spruce, carved
Back : Mahogany, hollow construction
Neck : Maple 1 piece
Fingerboard : Ebony with Flamed maple binding
Frets : 22F, #213
Scale : 648mm(25-1/2")
Pickups : 1 x Original Covered Humbucker
Controls : 1 x Volume, 1 x Tone
Bridge : Ebony, "Acutone" height adjustable
Tailpiece : Ebony
Machineheads : Gotoh SG30 with Ebony Keys
Finish : CR
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