800-ZZOUNDS (800-996-8637)
When you call, mention priority code 209-WKDM
close [x]
Hours of Operation (EST)
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri 7:30AM - 11:30PM
  • Sat, Sun 9:00AM - 10:00PM
Free shipping on every order: no minimum, no exclusions. Fast 2-day shipping: free on 90% of orders.

Rating and Reviews: D'Angelico Premier DC

When you combine classy looks and a stable playing feel, you get this D'Angelico Premier DC -- with f-holes and an aluminum "skyscraper" truss rod cover.

User Ratings
Overall
Sound
Features
Ease of Use
Quality
Value
Manufacturer Support
The Wow Factor
| | |

"What a guitar! DO NOT OVERLOOK!" submitted July 3, 2018

By Conor Mason in Hermitage, PA
Overall
Sound
Features
Ease of Use
Quality
Value
Manufacturer Support
The Wow Factor
Musical Background: pro and semi-pro. i have recorded and toured in my youth. I play and home and jam in my spare time with gigs occasionally
Music Style: rock, jazz, modern rock/alternative, pop, metal...
Back to Product Information
Sound: This guitar, simply put, sounds INCREDIBLE. It is warm, resonant, musical and so versatile! I was pleasantly surprised that this particular model has the Seymour Duncan Designed pickups in it. They sound amazing! SO IMPRESSED! I play everything from Jazz to Metal and it can do everything up to modern rock and even some classic metal! Just...wow...It will hit its limit with anything past classic rock or really hard metal. That isn't what it is designed for. The guitar is easily tweakable and is responsive to knob tweaks, taking on a variety of tones, both clean and dirty. I do feel that would be even more amazing with pots that a more gradual, more audible taper to really use the pickups and the tones, but it sounds amazing as it is. The guitar is touch responsive and musical, responding to pick attack and playing style with ease! Feature: This guitar has a semi-hollow construction with a Maple body and sides, as well as a Maple Neck. The Center block inside, per D'Angelico (I emailed them!), is Pine but couldn't tell me much, It looked like Pine or Spruce when I looked in side. The fretboard is Ovangkol, which I have never heard of, but love! Reminds me of a cross between rosewood and ebony...warm, but slightly glassy. This model has Duncan Designed pickups in it. It has the DD versions of the '59 Bridge and Jazz neck. The parts, from the stair-step tailpiece to the really accurate tuners, and to the frets and build is remarkable for an guitar in this range and exceeds many US made ones! the electronics and parts are high quality, but would have loved USA SD pickups and pots with more of a gradient in their tone taper or volume taper, but they are GREAT as they are. D'Angelico made wonderful, careful selection of parts, materials and electronics in this guitar. It is a REAL winner! Ease of Use: Holy mackerel!!! what a guitar. This guitar, aside from PRS, was the first guitar in decades to really make me lose it and just jaw-drop...It is stupidly simple to coax amazing sounds and tones from this guitar just stock!! The set up, build quality, fretwork, electronics set up and overall build is just amazing and beats the competition in every way in my opinion. If you are familiar with Gibson's layout for tone/volume controls, there is NO learning curve! Just like an ES-335 in that regard for controls. The Playability is just buttery, smooth, slippery and feels like an instrument FAR, FAR ahead if its range. Even being strung with 10s it is even easier to play than my other guitars and that includes my PRS. Quality: This guitar is built to last. Honestly and truly. I don't gush over an instrument or anything unless I am just FLOORED. There were NO flaws anywhere on the build at all. the cavities are clean and tidy and electronics are beautifully set up. The tuners, tailpiece and all other pieces feel high quality and tuning is incredibly stable!!! It is reliable and has not given me any problems. It tunes easier than most and is strung with high-quality D'Addario/D'Angelico Electro-Zinc strings. The strings are WONDERFUL...so high quality and available after-market. This will last a lifetime! Value: Holy Cow, YES!!! This guitar feels, plays, sounds and is constructed FAR beyond its price point and beats everyone....hands down. I played them all in this price range and this one is just stunning...I am honestly floored. Well worth it! Manufacturer Support: I emailed them and they are quick, pleasant and so great to deal with!! They truly love what they do and have a great product. I only had product detail questions, as their website is not up to date. The new range will have Duncan pickups!! so far, this is the only model that has the Duncan Designed models, but I am eagerly awaiting the newer lines. The were very easy to reach and were readily helpful!! This is SO huge when dealing with a guitar company The Wow Factor: There is something magical, inspirational and just soulful about this guitar...I NEVER want to put it down...This is such a great line of guitars and my new favorite luthier. From the way it sounds, to the way it reacts to your touch and playing dynamics, to its sheer elegance...I wouldn't want another maker! Overall: I was absolutely FLOORED by this guitar and I compared it to EVERYTHING out there in the same price-point. I love Semi-hollow guitars and this one exceeds in every way! I am just flabbergasted at how incredible this one sounds, plays, feels and resonates. DO NOT OVERLOOK D'Angelico! It easily competes with guitars 2-3 times as much in cost! It has become one of my main guitars.
Did you find this review helpful?
Thanks for your opinion!
close [x]

Thank you. Your vote has been counted. Could you briefly tell us why the review was or was not helpful?

BizRate Customer Certified (GOLD) Site
Questions? Our gear experts can help!
800-zZounds (800-996-8637)
When you call, mention priority code 209-WKDM. Llame Gratis en Español: 844-432-7449
Lunes-Domingo de 9AM a 7PM EST
Customize Search Results for Your Location
Follow zZounds on:
Shop with those who respect your privacy — we do. Copyright © 1996-2018, zZounds Music, LLC. Terms of use apply.
close [x]What is this?
A temporary customer reference number is assigned to each customer only while they are shopping on zZounds.com. If you call our customer service department for assistance, this number makes it easier for us to answer any questions you have about products, services or purchases.
 
close [x]What is this?
A temporary customer reference number is assigned to each customer only while they are shopping on zZounds.com. If you call our customer service department for assistance, this number makes it easier for us to answer any questions you have about products, services or purchases.
close [x]

1. zZounds offers the industry‘s most musician-friendly payment plans

zZounds offers a variety of Play as you Pay® installment plans that allow you to get the gear you want today. While our competitors might offer house credit cards that require you to fill out an application and pass a credit check, our payment plans are easy to get, simple to use, and, best of all, accrue zero interest. Unlike those house credit cards that can leave you vulnerable to exorbitant interest charges once the promotional period ends, we never have and never will charge interest when you take advantage of one of the zZounds Play as you Pay® plans.

zZounds payment plans details »

2. zZounds guarantees the lowest price

Seen it for less somewhere else? Get it for less at zZounds. Simply click the “Seen it for less?” link on any product page and as long as we‘re not losing money, we‘ll beat any legitimate competitor‘s lowest price, usually within two hours. Want our best price even faster? Call us at 800-zZounds (800-996-8637), and we‘ll provide you with a lower price on the phone. Also, if you purchase from us and later find the product for less elsewhere, call or email us within 45 days, and we‘ll refund you the difference.

zZounds.com price match details »

3. Nobody Beats zZounds‘ Fast & Free Shipping

At zZounds, we know you want your gear fast, and shipped to you free of charge. That‘s why we have absolutely free ground shipping on every single order shipped within the continental United States. This includes heavy and oversized items. No minimum purchase required. No exclusions. We also ship over 90% of our orders with FREE 2-day shipping. We pull it all off with our strategically placed, coast-to-coast warehouses.

zZounds.com shipping details »

4. zZounds makes returns super easy

Buy it, try it, like it, or return it to us for a full refund. It‘s just that simple. If you‘re not in love with what you bought, return it to zZounds within 45 days, and we‘ll promptly arrange for an exchange or a refund. No hassles. No hidden charges. And if a product‘s defective or damaged, call us at 800-zZounds (800-996-8637), and we‘ll email you a prepaid shipping label so you can easily return it to us at zero cost to you.

zZounds.com return details »

5. zZounds delivers top-rated customer service

zZounds has received multiple Bizrate® Circle of Excellence Platinum awards, placing us in the top 0.7 percent of Bizrate‘s network of 5,200 retailers. Our success in meeting the needs of our customers -- since 1996, we‘ve satisfied over 1,000,000 people -- is due in large part to the fact that zZounds only hires experienced musicians to answer your calls and emails, and they are never paid a commission.

zZounds.com customer service »
close [x]
Available on
orders $59+
learn more

Need it now but short of cash? All we need is the first payment up front and the rest in easy monthly payments!

Fast approval.
We approve everyone, with very few exceptions, as long as we can verify your identity.
No interest. Ever.
It's just as if you paid the whole amount up front!
No paperwork. Nothing to track.
No application to mail or fax, no bills to pay. We automatically charge the payments to your credit card.

We'll wait on your money so you don't have to wait for your gear!

When you checkout, just click the Play as you Pay® checkbox to indicate which installment plan you wish to use.

close [x]
no minimum

learn more

Why fight traffic and pushy salesmen when we'll bring your gear straight to your home, free of charge?

zZounds free shipping is really free!
No hidden charges or hassles on returns.
Fast, reliable delivery
We have warehouses on both coasts, so most shipments arrive in 3 days or less.
close [x]

A guarantee so solid, you never have to worry about price when shopping at zZounds

We'll beat any price
Simply click the Seen it for less? link next to the gear you want or call us at 800-zZounds (800-996-8637)
Got a coupon from another site?
Use it with us - we'll beat those prices, too!
Find a better price after buying from us?
No problem. We'll refund you the difference for 45 days, so you'll never regret buying from zZounds.

You'll still get the trustworthy service you've come to expect from zZounds, without paying more for your gear!