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D'Angelico Unveils Three New Guitars for 2021

D'Angelico has three new guitars for 2021
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D'Angelico has unveiled three new models for 2021, the Excel 59, Premier Bedford HS, and Deluxe Brighton.

You can read more about all three of the easy-on-the-eye models below.

Excel 59

D'Angelico Excel 59

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Based on a John D'Angelico-designed model from 1959, the Excel 59 is built with a fully hollow body – made of laminated flame maple for the back and sides and laminated spruce for the top – paired with an ebony fingerboard.

Sonics come by way of the guitar's two D'Angelico-exclusive custom Seymour Duncan Great Dane P90s, with single volume and tone controls and a three-way "chickenhead" pickup selector.

Other features on the Excel 59 include Grover Imperial tuners and a D'Angelico Stairstep tailpiece.

The D'Angelico Excel 59 is available now – in Vintage Natural, Black Dog, and Viola finishes – for $1,999.

Premier Bedford SH

D'Angelico Premier Bedford HS

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The Premier Bedford SH – previously only available as a Deluxe Limited Edition model – features a mahogany top, mahogany back and sides, a singular f-hole, and a maple scarf neck with a satin finish and a 24.75" scale length.

Sounds come by way of a pair of Seymour Duncan-designed TE-103 single-coils – in the neck and middle positions – and a Seymour Duncan-designed MH-102 mini-humbucker in the bridge, controlled by master volume and control knobs and a five-way blade switch. A six-point tremolo also comes standard on the guitar.

The D'Angelico Premier Bedford SH is available now – in Sky Blue, Black Flake, and Oxblood finishes – for $799.

Deluxe Brighton

D'Angelico Deluxe Brighton

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Boasting a double-cutaway swamp ash body, the Deluxe Brighton is outfitted with a flamed maple top, and a satin-finished three-piece neck with a C-shape profile and ebony fretboard with a 24.75" scale-length.

Sound-wise, the Deluxe Brighton packs a pair of USA Seymour Duncan Seth Lover A4 pickups, controlled by two volume controls, two coil-splitting tone knobs, and a three-way toggle switch.

The D'Angelico Deluxe Brighton is available now – in Vintage Sunburst, Mate Walnut, and Desert Gold finishes – for $1,499.

For more info on all of D'Angelico's new models, stop by 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.