Sleek body shape and slinky playability; that’s what you get with the Deluxe Brighton from D’Angelico. Make no mistake, this guitar is a full-blooded D’Angelico, complete with stair step tuners, inlaid art-deco headstock, and iconic “diver down” fingerboard inlays. Made with a swamp ash body and set maple neck, the Brighton demonstrates superior resonance and sustain. This axe features deep cutaways that allow you to play the highest frets in complete comfort. Its plugged in tone is supplied by a pair of Seymour Duncan DA-59 humbucking pickups. You’ll have access to warm, breathy jazz tones from the neck pickup and ripping blues tones with the bridge pickup. With such easy playability, the D’Angelico Deluxe Brighton will fit into any guitar arsenal.
D’Angelico guitars are known for their easy playability. You’ll have no problem reaching the upper frets, thanks to the nearly nonexistent heel joint and deep cutaways on both sides of the neck. The neck is made from two pieces of maple glued on either side of a strip of walnut. This construction technique increases the strength of the neck (reducing the need for truss rod adjustments), and looks good to boot!
Seymour Duncan pickups and extra switching options
The Brighton is loaded with a pair of Seymour Duncan DA-59 humbucking pickups. When played clean, these humbuckers are well-behaved. They have a focused tone with plenty of warmth to keep you comfortable at night. Apply some gain, and these pickups break up magnificently to create perfect blues tones. To help you dial in the perfect tone, the Brighton has a 3-way selector switch with volume and tone controls for each pickup. Each tone knob has a push/pull pot for coil splitting, so you can have an almost infinite supply of tones at your disposal.
D’Angelico: Excellence Embodied
Manhattan’s Little Italy, 1932. John D’Angelico opens a shop at 40 Kenmare Street offering handcrafted acoustics for New York’s jazz players. Over the next three decades, D’Angelico and a single apprentice became New York’s foremost builders and created over one thousand treasured archtop guitars until John D’Angelico’s death in 1964. After his passing, D’Angelico’s legacy lived on only through his rare, legendary instruments. After decades, the D’Angelico brand has resurfaced, bringing back the playability and attention to detail of their New York roots. Today, D’Angelico uses state-of-the-art manufacturing processes and the best materials available to create playable works of art for today’s guitarist. From a one-off shop in Little Italy to the world stage, D’Angelico’s dedication to quality craftsmanship ensures that this brand won’t be going dormant any time soon.
- Sleek body shape is comfortable onstage and in the studio
- Deep cutaways give you unrestricted access to the higher frets
- Seymour Duncan DA-59 humbuckers deliver well-behaved blues tone
- Push/Pull tone pots enable coil splitting
- Set-neck construction increases sustain
- Tune-O-Matic Bridge and stop tailpiece provide spot-on intonation and tuning stability
- Gold hardware and “diver down” inlays add a touch of luxury
- Included hardshell case protects your axe from damage during storage and transport