D’Angelico Deluxe Eric Krasno Brighton review: it hits a magical “goldilocks” spot between a vintage Les Paul Special and Stratocaster – with even more sparkle and brilliance

Krasno's new signature model might be strictly limited edition but its unique voice and top-class build would have mass appeal among any player looking for something different

D'Angelico Deluxe Eric Krasno Brighton
(Image: © D'Angelico Guitars)

Guitar World Verdict

If you’re burned out by the usual dual-humbucker, dual-P90, Strat and Tele guitars and/or are looking for the ultimate “goldilocks” tone that falls somewhere in between, the D’Angelico Deluxe Eric Krasno Brighton is certain to meet most players’ discriminating needs.


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    Magical tones.

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    Extremely comfortable neck.

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    Impeccable build and finish.


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    They're only making 50 of these.

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Most guitarists with insatiable appetites for gear reach a point where it’s difficult to find a new guitar with a truly distinctive voice. Sure, every guitar has its own sound, but even experienced players can find the differences between models made of similar woods and with identical pickup configurations very subtle. 

Eric Krasno (Soulive, Lettuce, Tedeschi-Trucks Band, Norah Jones) had reached a similar crossroads, so when he collaborated with D’Angelico on his signature Deluxe Eric Krasno Brighton solidbody electric guitar his goal was to develop an instrument that provided “all of the right elements combined together.” 

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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.