Born in NYC’s Little Italy, D’Angelico is widely regarded as one of the finest archtop guitar manufacturers of the 20th century. Nowadays, they make guitars of all shapes and sizes; all built with the same exceptional detail, mastery and flair that put them on the map.
The Premier Bedford is D’Angelico’s offset design. Combining retro cool with a slick contemporary tonal palette, it’ll be sure to turn heads with both looks and sound!
Body & Neck
The uniquely-shaped body uses basswood, offering a simple balanced tone that’s the perfect platform for fat pickups. The shape is surprisingly ergonomic, with great upper-fret access for soloing and high-register chords.
The neck uses a Maple Scarf construction with a set-thru joint. This helps counter the subtle Basswood & H/S pickup combination with extra top-end brightness, great for lead playing clarity.
Hardware & Electronics
The Premier Bedford comes with 2 Duncan-designed pickups; an HB-101 humbucker in the bridge and HB-102 single-coil stack in the neck. This, combines with a coil-split and 3-way switch, offers an array of slick tones. Perfect for everything from punk-rock to glittering pop-funk.
Chrome hardware is used from top to bottom. This gives the Premier Bedford a reserved but classy look, and the Rotomatic Stairstep tuners & stopbar configuration ensure tuning stability and reliable intonation. This is a true workhorse instrument that’s also out to make a statement!
- Body style: solid-body
- Shape: offset
- Body material: Basswood
- Pickguard: F-hole style (5-ply)
- Neck material: Maple Scarf
- Neck finish: natural satin
- Neck shape: C-shape
- Neck joint: set-thru
- Fretboard material: Ovangkol
- Truss rod: dual action
- Scale length: 24.75”
- Radius: 14”
- Inlays: White Pearloid Block
- Frets: 22, medium
- Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan-designed HB-101 Humbucker
- Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan-designed HB-102 Single-coil stack
- Controls: neck volume, neck tone, bridge volume, bridge tone, push/pull coil-tap
- 3-way toggle switch
- Tuners: Rotomatic Stairstep
- Nut material: PPS
- Bridge: Chrome Tune-O-Matic
- Tailpiece: stopbar