The new Bob Weir Deluxe Bedford model is D’Angelico’s first solid body signature guitar. It’s been designed for the Grateful Dead guitarist’s playing style and has some distinct styling.
D’Angelico Bob Weir Deluxe Bedford signature model
This eye-catching guitar has a solid basswood body, a maple/walnut/maple set-through neck and a Pau Ferro fingerboard. It looks like something Bob would play – it’s certainly a unique look. Another factor that makes it stand out is the pickup choice: a Lollar Blonde single-coil set in between two Seymour Duncan D-90 STK P-90-style single-coil pickups.
Blend It In
This model has a five-way toggle switch and a blend pot for mixing in the pickup that’s not selected. That means you can blend in the third pickup (a bit like the Gilmour Mod 7-way switching mod, but with a blend-in function instead).
The guitar has gold hardware including Grover locking machineheads and a six-point Wilkinson trem system.
Bright As A Thousand Suns
Bob describes it as a “bright-sounding” guitar, and emphasises the lengths gone to to give players as many usable tones as possible while keeping that single-coil pickup ‘edge’. D’Angelico also produces a Premier Bob Weir SS model, a twin humbucker guitar. This new venture should complement that one nicely, but with a different tonal flavour.
It looks pretty, though very distinctive. It has a some nice switching options, thanks to the onboard blend functionality. You can hear him talk about his new signature model in the official demo video below.
RRP – USD 1999
- D'Angelico Deluxe Bob Weir Bedford: D'Angelico
- D'Angelico Deluxe Bob Weir Bedford with through neck: D'Angelico