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D'Angelico Limited Edition Deluxe Bedford SH in Matte Charcoal

All new pickup layout and finish - Only 50 worldwide

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Cian Hodge

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 Bedford is D’Angelico’s solid-body offset design. Combining retro cool with a slick contemporary tonal palette, it's sure to turn heads with both looks and sound. The Deluxe version features several high-quality upgrades, including USA-made Seymour Duncan pickups, Grover locking tuners and a Wilkinson tremolo.


The extravagant F hole basswood body provides the perfect platform for its aggressive pickups. The shape is super ergonomic, with great upper-fret access for soloing thanks to a seamless set-through design.

Everything about the neck screams fast, contemporary playing experience. The three-piece maple and walnut neck is topped with a flat 14-inch ebony fretboard, housing medium jumbo frets and those stunning mother of pearl/abalone block inlays. Quick to traverse and flashy aesthetic in equal measure.

Grover Super Rotomatic Locking tuners and a TUSQ nut ensure excellent tuning stability.


The Bedford possess a truly unique sound. From the bridge position, you're getting vintage Firebird style heat that works great with hot rhythm tones. In the middle and neck positions are Two-Five Tele single coils, which put a new spin on the classic pickup sound. The lows are even tighter and the highs even spicier. All combined, this is a real sonic treat.



  • Body Shape: Offset
  • Semi-solid with Contoured F-Hole
  • Finish: Satin
  • Material: Basswood


  • Neck Material: 3 piece Maple and Walnut
  • Fretboard Material: Ebony
  • Binding: 3-ply
  • Fretwire: Jescar Medium Jumbo 57/110
  • Radius: 14"
  • Top Inlay: Mother of Pearl/Abalone Split Block
  • Fret Number:  22
  • Finish: Natural Satin
  • Profile: C-Shape
  • Joint Type: Set-Thru
  • Truss Rod: Double 420mm (Dual Action)
  • Nut Width: 1 11/16"
  • Nut Material: Tusq


  • Electronics Overview: 2 single-coils, 1 mini-humbucker // 1 volume, 1 tone // 5-way blade
  • Pickup (Neck): Seymour Duncan Five-Two Tele
  • Pickup (Middle): Seymour Duncan Five-Two Tele
  • Pickup (Bridge): Seymour Duncan Vintage Mini-Humbucker
  • Pickup Selector: 5-way Blade
  • Pots: 500k


  • Hardware Color: Gold
  • Tuners: Grover Super Rotomatic Locking, Gold
  • Bridge: Tune-O-Matic
  • Pickguard: F-Hole Style Tortoise (5-ply)
  • Knobs: 2 Ebony
  • Strap Buttons:  Locking
  • Case: Deluxe Hardshell Case
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