The Dâ€™Angelico Premiere SS is a highly playable semi-hollowbody electric guitar with versatile tone and elegant visuals. The Premiere SSâ€™s semi-hollow, single-cutaway body is extremely comfortable and yields a bright, rich, resonant sound with loads of bite and sustain, while a solid center block ensures a feedback-free performance. Equipped with a pair of Seymour Duncan Designed humbuckers, the Premiere SS serves up a banquet of tone for every occasion â€” from jazzy cleans to full-throttle rock. Navigating this guitarâ€™s fast and comfortable â€œCâ€-shaped maple neck is effortless, as your fingers dance on its smooth ovangkol fingerboard. The Premiere SS boasts nice aesthetic touches such as mother-of-pearl acrylic Block fingerboard inlays, multi-ply binding and Scalini pickguard, and smart chrome hardware. While it may resemble a classic jazz box, the Dâ€™Angelico Premiere SS is a cross-genre, do-it-all instrument that will ace any live gig or studio session.
The Dâ€™Angelico Premiere SS comes loaded with a pair of Seymour Duncan Designed humbuckers. These vintage-inspired pickups are great all-rounders that deliver warm, full-bodied humbucking tone with excellent clarity. This potent sonic elixir is routed through a 3-way toggle switch and per-pickup volume and tone controls. From jazz and fusion to blues, rock, and country; from chimey rhythm parts to blistering leads â€” and everything in between â€” the Dâ€™Angelico Premiere SS delivers.
After mastering his craft during an 18-year apprenticeship, luthier John Dâ€™Angelico opened his own shop in Manhattanâ€™s Little Italy in 1932. Catering to New Yorkâ€™s many jazz musicians over the ensuing three decades, Dâ€™Angelico and a single apprentice became New Yorkâ€™s foremost stringed instrument builders, creating over one thousand treasured archtop guitars until Johnâ€™s death in 1964. Following his passing, the Dâ€™Angelicoâ€™s legacy lived on only through his rare, legendary instruments. After decades, the Dâ€™Angelico brand has resurfaced, bringing back the playability and attention to detail of the companyâ€™s New York roots. Today, Sweetwater is delighted to offer this fine line of distinguished instruments. Dâ€™Angelico uses state-of-the-art manufacturing processes and the finest available materials to create playable works of art for todayâ€™s guitarist. From a modest shop in Little Italy to the world stage, Dâ€™Angelicoâ€™s dedication to quality craftsmanship ensures that this brand wonâ€™t be going dormant again any time soon.