Master Builder

New Yorker

The return of an icon. One of John D'Angelico's most famed designs is back. The New Yorker Master Builder is a single cutaway, fully hollow work of art originally conceived in 1936. A custom DA-102B floating mini-humbucker designed by ThroBak allows every inch of the carved European spruce top to be heard vividly. Harkening back to the Art-Deco aesthetic synonymous with the D'Angelico name, the New Yorker Master Builder features 13-ply Vintage Celluloid binding, creating a striking frame for its exceptional shape. Named for the city D'Angelico calls home, the New Yorker is a symbol of world-class guitar-making.

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The return of an icon. One of John D'Angelico's most famed designs is back. The New Yorker Master Builder is a single cutaway, fully hollow work of art originally conceived in 1936. A custom DA-102B floating mini-humbucker designed by ThroBak allows every inch of the carved European spruce top to be heard vividly. Harkening back to the Art-Deco aesthetic synonymous with the D'Angelico name, the New Yorker Master Builder features 13-ply Vintage Celluloid binding, creating a striking frame for its exceptional shape. Named for the city D'Angelico calls home, the New Yorker is a symbol of world-class guitar-making.
Continuing the Legacy
We all love original D’Angelicos—that’s why the Master Builder series is dedicated to making guitars just as John D’Angelico used to. One at a time, entirely custom.
Multi-Ply Binding
With each Master-Builder uniquely designed and built by hand, there’s exceptional quality in every inch, with up to 13-ply binding.
Handmade in NYC
Handcrafted magic from our hands to yours. All D'Angelico Master-Builders are hand-made by our Head Luthier in New York City.
New York Originals
Returning to New York for the first time in over forty years, D’Angelico Master-Builders are a celebration of the greatest city on Earth and feature many of John D'Angelico's original designs.