Looking for rich semi-hollowbody guitar tones at a great value? The D'Angelico Premier SS electric guitar is a dependable performer, serving up a vibrant array of tones from Duncan Designed humbucking pickups while its lightweight center block helps keep feedback down. You'll have ample control over the nuances of your tone, with individual volume and tone controls for each pickup. And you can expect comfortable playability from the C-shaped maple neck with 25"-scale Ovangkol fretboard. Complete with a cool Stairstep Trapeze tailpiece and Rotomatic Stairstep tuners, the D'Angelico Premier SS is an impressive semi-hollowbody electric guitar.
The Premier SS features a resonant, all-maple semi-hollowbody. As a tonewood, maple positively shouts, yielding a bright tone with long sustain and a lot of bite. This bell-like tone enables your notes to spring to life, then gently decay into a long sustain â€” perfect for leads and solos. A solid centerblock effectively keeps feedback at bay. The Premier SSâ€™s set-thru maple neck not only lends incredible sustain to your playing, it also adds a bit of snap to your tone. The neck is capped with an ovangkol fretboard. The guitarists here at Sweetwater appreciate ovangkol for its smooth feel and great looks.
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.