original quantity of Oval hole Jimmys brought to the UK was 23.
Apart from below, more general info
will follow, and some interesting communications
You will find accounts of the Hagström Jimmy elsewhere on the site - most notably Ron Chapman's accounts of his two F-Hole 2 pick-up Jimmys.
There is of course an alternative, and personal choice between the 'F' and the 'Oval' hole Jimmy featured here.
This fine guitar has more of an acoustic feel and sound when played or amplified.
Both versions are exquisite, rare, and worth cherishing. For me, playing is like getting back to the heritage of my acoustic roots.
download MPG2 available of me messing around...
James L. D'Aquisto (1935-95) career started by tending the D'Angelico shop in the early 1950s. As D'Angelico's health started to fail in the late 50s, D'Aquisto assisted him with instrument construction. After John D'Angelico died in 1964, D'Aquisto constructed his own guitars, resembling those made by D'Angelico. As mentioned elsewhere in this site, he assisted other famous names in the guitar industry, as well as his excellent work with Hagström (he loved quality), he worked with Fender and Martin, and was considered the equivalent to a modern day Stradivarius. [Link] [Picture Link]
There is much more to read about James D'Aquisto by using your search engine around the web!
There were 480 made using Bjarton bodies 1969
(they have a tone toggle switch on the upper body)
There were a variety of different tuners made with the
D'Aquisto design machine head.
It has been stated by Hagstrom in Sweden that this example
was probably made by Per Ollson (then head of design).
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Finally, a word from the previous owner of the Oval, since 1984 (Thanks Jim):
Hi David, You know how you get a bit paranoid when you send things through the post! Well that was me today. (I'm sure that phrase rings a bell!) Thank Somebody that the post eventually got through. Hope that Jimmy is all you hoped for. Feel free to return him if not as expected. I will refund your cash in full. Hope that you are pleased with your purchase. Best wishes as ever, Jim
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