D’Angelico Premier Bedford SH review

Retro cool offset looks with tones to match

D'Angelico Premier Bedford SH
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Guitar World Verdict

A guitar that proves how potent the unusual single-coil and mini-humbucker combination can be for blues, rock, jazz and all spaces in between.


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    Cool aesthetic.

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    It's a versatile electric.

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    Tuners are quality Grover Super Rotomatics.


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    Truss rod cover looks great but difficult to access.

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    Build could be too weighty for some.

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When D’Angelico launched its first solidbody line of guitars back in 2018, it made a strong statement: three visually fresh shapes that bridged the NYC company’s art deco touches with contemporary versatility.

One of those models was the Bedford, and the SH branches into semi-hollow territory with the exciting prospect of an HSS pickup configuration that could be your do-it-all tone machine.

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Rob Laing

Rob is the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar, he worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including as Editor of Total Guitar. He's currently set aside any pipe dreams of getting anywhere with his own songs and is enjoying playing covers in function bands.