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GALLERY: Guitar Heroes - Legendary Craftsmen from Italy to New York

Guitars from D’Angelico, D’Aquisto, Monteleone, and Italian craftsmen featured in The New York Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Guitar Heroes Exhibit. Photos courtesy the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

DуAngelico Teardrop New Yorker Model, 1957
The Teardrop New Yorker was a commissioned piece by musician Pete Girardi of the Teardrops. The famous shape quickly became a collectorsу piece. James DуAquisto and John Monteleone have both been commissioned to attempt the form. All three iterations of the Teardrop are on display together for the first time at this exhibit.