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 Brighton perfectly encapsulates this. Striking design appointments like D’Angelico’s unique headstock design and beautifully bold finishes are definitely easy on the eyes. In addition, dual Duncan-designed pickups and coil-tap controls offer a vibrant tonal palette.
Body & Neck
The Premier Brighton is a curvy double-cut guitar that offers solid humbucking tones. The body material is Basswood, a balanced tonewood that’s a perfect platform for any pickup configuration.
The Maple neck adds an edge to the Basswood/humbucker combination with extra top-end brightness, great for lead playing clarity.
Hardware & Electronics
As mentioned before, twin Duncan-designed humbuckers deliver a warm but gutsy snarl. But thanks to the tonewood choices and coil-tap controls, the Premier Brighton is no one-trick pony. It’ll clean up beautifully, just as suited to indie & funk as it is to anthemic rock.
The hardware is chrome from top to bottom, including Rotomatic Stairstep tuners - it’s an undeniably striking instrument. But everything has a purpose; expect fantastic tuning stability, squeaky-clean intonation and reliability across the board.
- Body style: solid-body
- Shape: double cutaway
- Body material: Basswood
- Binding (top): 3-ply
- Pickguard: F-hole style, Tortoise (5-ply)
- Neck material: Maple Scarf
- Neck finish: natural satin
- Neck shape: C-shape
- Neck joint: set-thru
- Fretboard material: Pau Ferro
- Truss rod: dual action
- Scale length: 24.75”
- Radius: 14”
- Inlays: White Pearloid Block
- Frets: 22, medium
- Bridge pickup: USA Seymour Duncan-designed HB-102 Humbucker
- Neck pickup: USA Seymour Duncan-designed HB-102 Humbucker
- 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