D'Aquisto (November 9, 1935 April 18, 1995) was an. Best known as the premier maker of custom. He served as an apprentice to.From 1952 and was considered his successor after the latter's death in 1964. And later during his "golden period" in Greenport Long Island, New York, D'Aquisto became known as the world's greatest guitar maker from the late 1960s until his death in 1995. James DAquisto, born November 9, 1935 was trained by, and is the successor to, John DAngelico. Both men are considered to be the finest independent builders of archtop guitars in the history of the instrument.
James apprenticed to John, starting in the 1950s, possibly as early as 1954. I cleaned the windows, swept the floors, everything we all did that. On Friday we put away the tools and cleaned the shop so when Monday came the place would be spotless. Later, James learned the rough work of the DAngelico building style.By around 1960, Johns health was failing and Jimmy was asked to do more and more of the finishing work, and, finally, the hand-crafting of components. John died on September 1, 1964 at age 59. Jimmy continued the business of building guitars, under his own name.
In 1966 he moved to Huntington, Long Island and in 1973 moved to Farmingdale. In 1977 he made his final move to Greenport, Long Island. His guitars are considered without peer.Jimmy DAquisto was always afraid that he might die at the same age as his mentor, at age 59. In fact, he died Tuesday, April 18, 1995 at the age of 59. D'Aquisto's name is attached to many guitar models from brands like the. "D'Aquisto Elite" "D'Aquisto Ultra" and the.
And his blue "Centura Deluxe" was the inspiration for the book. There is another book titled Acquired of the Angels:The Lives and Works of Master Guitar Makers John D'Angelico and James L.
And the first to be worth a million dollars. D'Aquisto was a inductee to the. Long Island Music Hall of Fame. His tools and work bench passed down to him from D'Angelico are on display at the.
James DAquisto is arguably the finest arch-top guitars maker in the history of the instrument. Succeeding his mentor, John DAngelico, DAquisto consistently produced instruments with such craftsmanship and innovative refinements at the highest level.Item is in Near Mint Condition. Item has been kept in case in climate controlled enviroment for over 40 Years.
Viewing in Person can be Arranged by appointment. The item "Jimmy D'Aquisto Rare Chambered Body Electric Guitar 1979 1 of Lifetime 18 Total" is in sale since Wednesday, April 30, 2014. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Electric Guitars". The seller is "rarepics914" and is located in Pelham, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.