John D'Angelico built 1,164 guitars, all by hand. With the individual attention paid to each instrument, and the variations driven by custom orders, this led to differences in the specifications in the construction of his guitars. D'Angelico had filled many orders from jazz guitar's most accomplished players. With this interaction, John was able to build into his instruments, the construction necessary to stay current with the arch-tops ever expanding role in the orchestral setting. John D'Angelico constructed some of the finest arch-top guitars ever made.