D'Angelico Deluxe Atlantic and Deluxe Brighton review

Two classy solidbodies with serious spec and tones to match

D'Angelico Deluxe Atlantic and Deluxe Brighton
(Image: © D'Angelico)

Guitar World Verdict

The D’Angelico Deluxe Atlantic and Deluxe Brighton update the dual-humbucker solidbody voice for players seeking a guitar with tone and looks that stand out from the pack.


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    Classy build and looks.

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    Grown-up, versatile tones.

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    1.65-inch bodies make for lightweight, playable instruments.

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    Quality hardware with locking tuners.


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The name D'Angelico instantly conjures images of archtop hollowbody guitars as well as semi-hollow models for many who have paid casual attention to the company’s recent offerings. 

However, for the past seven years D’Angelico has also offered a fascinating range of solidbody models that are worthy of attention, especially by players who are looking for something different than the standardized iterations that make up maybe 90 percent of the market’s offerings. 

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Chris Gill

Chris is the co-author of Eruption - Conversations with Eddie Van Halen. He is a 40-year music industry veteran who started at Boardwalk Entertainment (Joan Jett, Night Ranger) and Roland US before becoming a guitar journalist in 1991. He has interviewed more than 600 artists, written more than 1,400 product reviews and contributed to Jeff Beck’s Beck 01: Hot Rods and Rock & Roll and Eric Clapton’s Six String Stories.