D’Angelico Deluxe Brighton LE Sage review

This limited-edition doozy from the resurrected heritage brand is steeped in old-school class

D’Angelico Deluxe Brighton LE Sage
(Image: © D’Angelico)

Guitar World Verdict

The snazzy D’Angelico Deluxe Brighton LE Sage looks as sharp as a tux and slices with cutting tone, thanks to its Seymour Duncan P-90s.


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    Excellent pickup choices.

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    Top build with quality hardware.

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    Slim neck carve.

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    Limited edition, and yet reasonably priced.


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    Might be hard to find one.

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Check out any late-night talk or weekday morning show that features musical guests, and chances are you’ll see one of the musicians playing a D’Angelico. 

Since the historic company roared back into the public eye more than a decade ago, D’Angelico has made great strides in reimagining its line of heritage archtops and contemporary semi-hollow and solid body designs, as well as putting their instruments in the hands of established and up-and-coming artists. 

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Paul Riario

Paul Riario has been the tech/gear editor and online video presence for Guitar World for over 25 years. Paul is one of the few gear editors who has actually played and owned nearly all the original gear that most guitarists wax poetically about, and has survived this long by knowing every useless musical tidbit of classic rock, new wave, hair metal, grunge, and alternative genres. When Paul is not riding his road bike at any given moment, he remains a working musician, playing in two bands called SuperTrans Am and Radio Nashville.