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 even when you're using and abusing the high quality Wilkinson tremolo.
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
- Bridge: Tune-O-Matic
- Pickguard: F-Hole Style Tortoise (5-ply)
- Knobs: 2 Ebony
- Strap Buttons: Locking
- Case: Deluxe Hardshell Case