Just plain cool
1936 D'Angelico "A"
© Frank Ford, 2001; Photos by FF
Straight from the middle of the "Jazz Age," its a 16-inch arch top guitar, pretty much along the lines of the earlier Gibson L-5. The most plain model handmade by John D'Angelico, this one has no particular innovative touches except his typical fine workmanship. Note the little round plug in the back, just to the left of the center joint by the heel cap. You'll find it in the center photo. It's a locating pin, typical of the early Italian violin makers. There's a matching one at the end block.
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