This came to us maintained with utmost care and is in near new condition. Comes with original hardshell case.
This D'Angelico Deluxe Bedford features:
- Jet Black on Basswood
- Medium C Neck w/ matching headstock
- Satin finish C-Standard maple/walnut neck, 24.75" scale, 1-11/16" nut, 14" radius
- 22 frets
- Split block inlays - Abalone
- Seymour Duncan STK-59 Single Coil neck pickup
- Seymour Duncan '59 Humbucker bridge pickup
- Dual Volume and Tone controls w/coil split tone
- 6-point Tremolo bridge
- Locking Tuners
- Deluxe hardshell case
Test gear: Little Walter 59 head, 4x10 Pine cabinet by MojoTone, Keeley Electronics Hooke Reverb
Before the Deluxe Bedford, we've never had a D'Angelico in the shop, and it was a rock-solid introduction to say the least. This guitar was built this year (2018) in Korea, which puts out some of the best import guitars on the market. From every angle the workmanship and feel of the Bedford is that of a top-notch instrument. And the Art Deco style headstock, abalone-style block inlays and ebony control knobs complete the presentation.
Tonally, the Bedford is a master manipulator. If you're a Strat fan, you'll dig the dynamics of the stacked-59 single coil neck pickup. Tele more your speed? The combination of the of the STK pickup and the 59 humbucker in the bridge will give you all the thunder and twang you could desire. They didn't forget about the Jazzmaster or Duo Sonic fans either, and with the coil tap tone pots you can trim the fat on the STK and 59 pickups for bright and tight single coil spank. And for Gibson, PRS and Heritage crowds don't forget: We started this journey with two legendary dual coil pickups with individual volume and tone controls, set neck and comfy 24.75" scale.
The neck on the Bedford is a comfortable slim-C profile with a satin finish and half-dipped neck pocket. It looks great, plays fast and has nicely finished frets. In the end, the Bedford Deluxe is an impressive alternative in a guitar world that seems to still revolve around the same suns. If you're looking for something truly unique that can deliver both vintage and modern tones, give the Bedford Deluxe a try.