For those keeping score at home....sadly this beauty sold the moment it came in the door! We didn't get a chance to even get it listed, but it's easy to see why a local customer snatched it up, right? Joe Yanuziello's work is so beautiful to begin with, but add in the a beautifully figured piece of Koa? Powerless to resist. We simply had to share...

From the moment you first pick a Yanuziello up, you know you're holding a special guitar - the quality is obvious (as is the weight, or lack thereof). Spend 5 minutes playing one and you will find yourself finding any way possible to take it home. They're very addictive to play and just exceptionally musical and unique. 

The attention to detail on Joe's guitars is staggering - no detail is left to chance. The tones from the Fralin/Yanuziello single coil pickups are articulate, nuanced, fat, and warm. There is a complexity to the tone of these guitars that's very appealing to our ears. You can achieve Frisell-esq clean tones all the way to swampy, loose-bass, pushed blues tones with ease. Just an amazing playing experience overall. 

Some guitars that reach this level of build perfection can be a little lifeless - the pursuit of perfection at the expense of being soulful. Not so with Joe Yanuziello's instruments. There's a lot of heart and soul in these guitars and we regularly find ourselves digging deeper, playing new licks and ideas when we get a spare 15 minutes to sit with one.


  • SN 25119E
  • Body: One piece South American Mahogany 
  • Top cap: Permium Curly Koa
  • Neck: South American Mahogany
  • Neck dimensions: ”C" shape .850" 1st .950" 12th
  • Fingerboard: Ebony - 12" radius
  • Scale length: 24-3/4"
  • Truss rod: Two way adjustable
  • Fingerboard markers: Pearl diamonds, side markers
  • Headstock: Ebony
  • Nut: Polished bone, 1 11/16"
  • Pickups: Fralin/Yanuziello single coils - rev. wound
  • Covers: Yanuziello - brass chrome plated
  • Bridge: Yanuziello Ebony, bone capped - thumbwheel adjustable 
  • Tailpiece: Yanuziello Trapeze chromed brass
  • Tuners: Waverly, open back, Ivoroid buttons
  • Controls: One master volume and tone - 3-way toggle
  • Control knobs: Custom made fluted ivoroid 
  • Pickguard: .090" Ivoroid 
  • Binding: .060" Ivoroid body double bound, fingerboard and headstock 
  • Finish: Clear lacquer top coats, hand polished to a high gloss
  • String set: 11- 49 nickel
  • Case: Ameritage/Yanuziello hardshell, plush lined, form fit

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