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April 28, 2013 12:00 PMCalender

American Guitar, John D'Angelico, New York, 1962, Style Excel

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Auction: Musical Instruments - 2648BLocation: BostonDate / Time: April 28, 2013 12:00PM


American Guitar, John D'Angelico, New York, 1962, Style Excel, stamped 1213 to the inside back, (listed as 2113 in the D'Angelico ledger),width of lower bout 17 in., with original case.
Provenance: From the Collection of Don DeMarco.
Estimate $30,000-40,000

Excellent, with replacement guard by Mirabella guitars.

Don DeMarco (b.1945)

Best known for his long association with superlative singer Vic Damone, guitarist and bandleader Don DeMarco has also performed with Mel Torme, Rosemary Clooney, Diahann Carroll, Liza Minnelli, Joe Williams, Nancy Wilson and many others. He has appeared in diverse venues including Carnegie Hall, The Newport Jazz Festival, and the Houston and St. Louis Symphonies.

Throughout a career of countless recording sessions and concert dates as accompanist and music director, Mr. DeMarco kept this guitar for his private use as the prize jewel of his collection. It has received meticulous care and remains in extremely fine condition.

The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.


Don DeMarco, John D'Angelico, replacement guard, Joe Williams, guitarist, Liza Minnelli, Mel Torme, Nancy Wilson, Rosemary Clooney, Vic Damone, superlative singer, Diahann Carroll, Houston, Carnegie Hall, The Newport Jazz Festival, accompanist and music director