D’Angelico’s Premier Malta is a classical guitar that combines classic design and acoustic comfort. The solid cedar top and mahogany back and sides provide an inviting warm tone and a comfortable feel. The guitar’s slim neck profile is complemented by a tortoise binding and Stairstep tailpiece. It also features a slotted scroll headstock and D’Angelico-grade build quality.
The guitar has a slim neck profile, a deep cutaway, and 48mm nut width. It offers a modern acoustic feel with a classically-style nylon-string sound. The X-scalloped bracing further enhances the guitar’s tone. Its classic aesthetic is also enhanced by the presence of tortoise binding and Rotomatic open-gear tuners. Lastly, the guitar features a pau ferro fingerboard and acrylic diamond inlays.
Although D’Angelico guitars are no longer as expensive as they were when they were originally created by an Italian guitar maker, the high-end guitars remain “aspirational” for most players. This is why the company recently introduced their Premier Series guitars, which sell below the $1,000 price barrier. While these instruments have a slightly lower price tag, they offer the same attention to detail and quality.
The D’Angelico Premier DC PSDCSP double-cutaway semi-hollow guitar has a versatile tone that is suitable for almost any genre. Its D’Angelico humbuckers aren’t quite as refined as those used by Kent Armstrong, but they have a personality all their own. The Premier Series guitars are D’Angelico’s most affordable options, and they retain their distinctive sound. They also come with either a traditional stop bar tailpiece or a more modern stairstep trapeze tailpiece.