In 1905 a legend was born: John D’Angelico was born in Little Italy, on Manhattan's Lower East Side. At only 9 years old, he became an apprentice to his grand uncle Signor Ciani, an expert violin and mandolin maker. This apprenticeship would become the basis for construction principles he later incorporated into his world-renowned archtop guitars.
Today, the legacy continues to grow: over the course of more than 80 years, D'Angelico guitars of America moved from a tiny shop in Little Italy to a sprawling showroom in midtown Manhattan ~ with the remaining promise to produce exceptional guitars that uphold the legacy of John D’Angelico.
The lines —featuring both reissues, new semi-hollow designs, and the first solid-body collection in the brand’s 85-year history—are defined by their remarkable quality and tone.
With guitars in the hands of hugelyinfluential artists and soon to be carried by Rockin' Instruments, D’Angelico guitars are back for good. Incredible artists such as H.E.R., Bob Weir, Melissa Etheridge, Daughtry, Jairus Mozee, Susan Tedeschi, Kurt Rosenwinkel and an army of others endorsing D'Angelico instruments speaks for itself.
At D’Angelico, they maintain their legacy by guaranteeing the utmost quality instruments made with the utmost passion.