HeadCount, a non-partisan, non-profit organization with a mission to promote participation in democracy through the power of musicians and their music, and D’Angelico Guitars will auction off a one-of-a-kind D’Angelico guitar signed by original Grateful Dead members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir at the upcoming "Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead" shows in Santa Clara, California, and Chicago.
Earlier this year, New York City-based D’Angelico Guitars announced they would introduce their first-ever acoustic line at the 2015 NAMM Show. While in Anaheim, we dropped by their booth to get the low down on these new offerings. In the clip below, D’Angelico’s David Seal introduces the beautiful new line, which cover a wide range of shapes and sizes – all featuring the iconic D’Angelico’s headstock.
The market for archtop hollowbody guitars with a street price under $2,000 is not particularly crowded, consisting mostly of instruments made by companies whose names start with the letter G (and a few Es and an I).
Fortunately, over the past few years the selection has expanded considerably, thanks to the resurrection of the legendary D’Angelico name. While the guitars are no longer made by an old Italian man in a tiny workshop in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, the D’Angelico guitars made today are true to the original models’ classy sense of style and sophisticated appeal.
Three new D’Angelico electric archtop hollowbody models—the EX-175, EX-Style B and EX-59—combine the upscale appearance of an original D’Angelico with expanded features and versatility that today’s players prefer. Best of all, they are affordable, and available without waiting months or years for delivery.