The Deluxe Bedford SH is a semi-hollow spin on D'Angelico's flagship solid-body guitar. Sporting a sleek, modern F-hole design on the upper bout — the Bedford SH integrates a warm acoustic element into its flexible H/S/S electronics configuration.
Other key features include D'Angelico's signature headstock design, a slim "C"-shaped neck profile with a luxurious Ebony fingerboard, US-made Seymour Duncan pickups, a 5-way blade switch and precise Grover Super Rotomatic locking tuners. This instrument therefore offers a remarkable variety of spellbinding tones, with its high-quality components guaranteeing decades of reliable use.
Contoured F-Hole Construction
For an added edge of acoustic character, the Deluxe Bedford SH features a contoured F-hole over its oversized Alder body chamber — perfectly blending the tonal worlds of solid-bodies and semi-hollows. A smooth and elegant set-heel joint between the body and neck allows you to easily access the Deluxe Bedford SH's full 22-fret range too!
The D'Angelico Deluxe Bedford SH sports a strong 3-piece neck, adorned with a dark Ebony fingerboard that provides a silky touch under the fingers. The neck is shaped to a lean "C" carve which both traditionalists and contemporary players will admire, while a slippery satin finish, a modern 14" fingerboard radius and medium-sized frets offer a controllable feel for wide vibrato and pitch-perfect string bends.
Unique Seymour Duncan Pickup Set
Refreshing the standard 3-pickup/5-way blade configuration, the Deluxe Bedford SH features a USA Seymour Duncan STR-52-1 single-coil in its neck and middle positions, while a SM-1b mini humbucker is nestled into the bridge — resulting in five incomparable, rich tones.
- Shape: Offset
- Style: Semi-Solid with Contoured F-Hole
- Body Material: Alder
- Finish: Gloss
- Material: 3-Piece
- Finish: Natural Satin
- Profile: C-Shape
- Binding: 3-Ply, Cream
- Scale Length: 24.75"
- Joint Type: Set-Thru
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Radius: 14"
- Frets: Jescar 47104
- Inlays: Mother of Pearl, Abalone Split Block
- Nut Material: Tusq
- Nut Width: 1 11/16"
- Truss Rod: Dual Action
- Bridge: Tune-O-Matic
- Tailpiece: Stop Bar
- Tuners: Grover Super Rotomatic Locking
- Pickguard: F-Hole Style, Cream Pearl (5-Ply)
- Knobs: Ebony
- Hardware Colour: Nickel
- Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan SM-1b Mini Humbucker
- Middle Pickup: Seymour Duncan STR52-1 Single-Coil
- Neck Pickup: Seymour Duncan STR52-1 Single-Coil
- Controls: Volume, Tone, 5-Way Blade Switch
- Pots: 500k
- Strings: D'Angelico Electrozinc (10-46)
- Case: Deluxe Hardshell