Grateful Dead legend Bob Weir demos his new D'Angelico signature guitar

Bob Weir is a big fan of D'Angelico and he believes his latest signature model guitar (opens in new tab) with the US company is  going to light a fire under a lot of folks. It has a lot to say."

The D'Angelico Premier Bob Weir sounds promising and certainly looks good. It's also the first signature model from D'Angelico's relatively new solid body collection. The line also encomposses the Atlantic and Brighton (opens in new tab).  

(Image credit: D'Angelico)

The model is loaded with a pair of Seymour Duncan Designed P-90s with a SC-101 single-coil  in the middle position.  A standard five-way blade selector is used and a blender pot blends the neck and bridge pickups (opens in new tab) (or all three pickups in the between positions).The guitars also features a six-point tremolo.

It follows the release last year of the $1,999 Bob Weir Deluxe Premier (opens in new tab) model. This was preceded in 2018 by the D'Angelico Premier Bob Weir SS (opens in new tab)

Head over to dangelicoguitars.com (opens in new tab) for more info. 

Weir will tour the US alongside John Mayer (opens in new tab) this summer in Dead & Company.

Rob Laing
Guitars Editor, MusicRadar

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