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D'Angelico Unveils New Premier Grateful Dead SS Guitar

D'Angelico Premier Grateful Dead SS
(Image credit: D'Angelico Guitars)

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Grateful Dead's landmark album, American Beauty, D'Angelico has unveiled a special new limited-edition version of its Premier SS guitar.

A 15-inch-wide, single-cutaway semi-hollow, the guitar is outfitted with an ovangkol fingerboard and Seymour Duncan-designed humbuckers with gold covers, which are said to produce tones ranging from “clean country to gritty rock" – fitting!

The guitar sports a Satin Walnut finish with custom artwork on the front and back, and a custom headstock inlay. All looks are inspired by American Beauty's artwork.

D'Angelico Premier Grateful Dead SS

(Image credit: D'Angelico Guitars)

Other features on the guitar include Grover Super Rotomatic tuners and a tune-o-matic bridge with a D’Angelico stopbar tailpiece.

The D'Angelico Premier Grateful Dead SS will be available next month for $1,149.

For more info on the guitar, point your browser on over to dangelicoguitars.com (opens in new tab).

Jackson Maxwell
Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.