D'Agastino Guitar, looks like Les Paul Custom

Posted by Bob Leiby on Mon, 08/14/06 - 19:11:02.

I just bought a ,what appears to be very old, D'Agastino electric Guitar at a yard sale. It looks like a Les Paul custom. It has old looking Humbucker pick ups It plays great and has a sweet and powerful sound. I thought I'd never play a guitar like my old 1975 Les Paul Custom again. This guitar brought back memories of giging all night at frat parties ! Wow ! Any way if anyone out there has any info on these guitars please E mail me. Thanks Bob

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Re: D'Agastino Guitar

I got my D'agastino benchmark series in 1978. my understanding was that they were hand crafted either in Italy or that the family came from a family of Italian instrument makers. I know that they made more acoustic and classical guitars than they did electrics. The benchmark has one peice neck through body 24 fret ebony fretboard with 2 double coil d'marzio humbucker pick-ups, inlaid mother of pearl on the headstock and on the body below the bridge-- all came stock. Both pick-ups have pot switches on the guitar to switch from single to double coil in any position. I've only seen about 2 or three others in my life-- and the only colors I've seen it in are red stain and wood-grain. I've had mine for 30 years and the action is still great. The only real disadvantage is that it ways about 11 pounds-- other than that it's a fast neck with a wide range of thick and bitting tones. I love it when it gets some hot tubes on a good tube amp. It gets its own lightning-like distortion tone even when you are not using a distortion box. It's one bad Ax

Re: D'Agastino Guitar, looks like Les Paul Custom

Hi, I maybe able to help you.My Uncle Pat made those guitars..It was his company. I will try to find out what I can..I believe he lives in NJ still in galloway township if that helps..
scott

d'agastino guitar

are you still around, and if so, do you have any info on the guitar or maker?

Re: D'Agastino Guitar, looks like Les Paul Custom

: I just bought a ,what appears to be very old, D'Agastino electric Guitar at a yard sale. It looks like a Les Paul custom. It has old looking Humbucker pick ups It plays great and has a sweet and powerful sound. I thought I'd never play a guitar like my old 1975 Les Paul Custom again. This guitar brought back memories of giging all night at frat parties ! Wow ! Any way if anyone out there has any info on these guitars please E mail me at summerhill_co@comcast.net. Thanks Bob

Re: D'Agastino Guitar, looks like Les Paul Custom

i've come across one of these as well. A friend offered to sell it to me. if anyone has any info you can email me also or just post a reply i'll check back. xgrayson7@yahoo.com

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