D’Aquisto/Mirabella Oval Hole Centura

D’Aquisto/Mirabella Oval Hole CenturaLegendary luthier Jimmy D’Aquisto was in the process of building this guitar before his untimely death in 1995. It was recently completed by fellow New York luthier Cris Mirabella as a tribute to Jimmy who was a mentor to him. Cris has maintained a special connection with Jimmy’s family over the years, which led to this very special project.

Please take a few minutes to watch the video in which Cris explains the evolution and creation of this magnificent instrument.

It is especially interesting to note that all of the materials Cris used to complete the guitar, including the laquer, came from Jimmy’s shop. Cris generously allowed me to play this magnificent instrument at the recent Montreal Guitar Show.

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