D’Angelico is now building guitars in the USA with the help of Heritage Guitars, as well as
refining their Korean-built instruments. The 16" New Yorker (third from left, MSRP $5900)
has a spruce top and figured maple back and sides, the Ambassador flattop (middle row,
second from right; MSRP $4900) has a carved back, the Apache solidbody prototype (front
row, second from right; MSRP TBA) has Lollar Imperial humbuckers and inlays made of
mother of pearl and reconstituted stone, and the Rockabilly thinline prototype (front row,
far right; MSRP $2195) has Kent Armstrong Kentron humbuckers and a Bigsby.
Yamaha debuted its first solidwood
APX and CPX models. This APX1200
(MSRP $TBA) features a spruce top
and rosewood back and sides with a
“mochaburst” finish. The new S.R. T.
pickup system includes a blendable
piezo and internal mic, three mic models, a three-band EQ, Resonance control, a Focus/Wide switch, and a tuner.
A mini version of their Grand
Symphony, the new Taylor
GS Mini features a solid Sitka
spruce top, sapele laminate
sides and curved back, ebony
fretboard and bridge, and
Taylor’s NT neck joint. The
guitar is designed for the
easy-to-install ES-Go pickup