NEW YORK—January 2020—At the 2020 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California, D’Angelico Guitars is set to debut a diverse range of new instruments. Check out a preview of the products below, arranged by series.
The Premier Series will see a refresh on all five of its acoustic models, plus the addition of a new “LS” variation—a satin mahogany option priced at $299. The popular OM Tammany will be available in all variations for the first time. The Premier Series also welcomes the all-new Premier Mini DC—an ergonomic double-cutaway semi-hollow, featuring a 14-inch-wide body perfect for players looking for a lightweight, easy-to-wield instrument. And, coming off its triumphant first year in the Deluxe Series, the Bob Weir Bedford signature model is now available in the Premier Series. Featuring the unique combination of two stacked P-90’s and a middle single-coil controlled by a 5-way blade and blender knob, the Premier Bob Weir Bedford hosts an unbelievable range of tones.
In the long-standing Excel Series, 2020 welcomes new archtops for the first time since the re-launching of the brand. The Excel Series Throwback Collection hosts vintage-inspired takes on the flagship EXL-1 and the fan-favorite Style B. Features include the new Throwback scroll-style headstock, ebony headplate and pickguard, Throwback f-holes, ebony fingerboard, Seymour Duncan electronics, and Jazz Age finishes. Also joining the Excel Series is the Excel Mini DC, an undersized double-cutaway semi-hollow featuring Seymour Duncan 59 humbuckers and coil-splitting push/pull tone knobs.
The reimagined Deluxe Series is built to inspire—featuring Limited Edition takes on all four solid body designs, as well as the semi-hollow DC, SS, and 175. Across humbucking models, the Deluxe Series introduces the all-new Seymour Duncan Seth Lover A4—a pickup with remarkable depth, response, and richness in tone. Meanwhile, the offset Bedford is now available in a stunning new variation. The Deluxe Bedford SH—a semi-hollow solid body featuring a large modern f-hole window—adds an edge of acoustic warmth to its unique electronics configuration—two STR-52’s and a Mini-Humbucker. Limited Edition Deluxe models are available in Matte Black, Matte Wine, and Matte Rose Gold. Only 50 pieces each.
D’Angelico will also debut the opening of its new USA Custom Shop and debut the shop’s first ten instruments at NAMM 2020. For the first time in brand history, solid bodies and semi-hollows will be built to spec in the USA, run by renowned luthier and longtime D’Angelico collaborator Gene Baker.