2003 D'Angelico NY-DC Limited Edition
Made by Vestax, Hidesato Shiino
Self-explanatorily, limited edition DC(Double Cutaway) guitars have been hand-crafted in very small numbers, also these days you can’t buy a brand new Vestax-made guitars as the production moved to Korean, obviously with the quality compromised
Speaking of the maintenance, I would mark A / A- without hesitation for over 2 decades’ seemingly extreme care and love cherished on this guitar. A doubtful watcher will need to magnify the photos below until finding an agreeable scratch (one on the pickguard as far as I can identify), or minimum oxidation of pickup covers.
With all these said, I suddenly become curious, if H.Shiino san is still alive, where is he and what sort of guitar is he crafting now…