New Hampshire-based D'Pergo Guitars make incredibly high-level Fender-style guitars with one goal in mind: to build the finest, best sounding, best playing guitar money can buy. Attention to detail is the name of the game here and the results are tangible, audible, and ultimately very, very inspiring.
This near mint (save for one small indentation on the top edge and some very faint fret wear) Classic model is painted in a gorgeous Silver Blue Metallic and features an air-dried Alder body, certified aged maple neck/fingerboard, hand-wound D'Pergo pickups in a HSS configuration, and D'Pergo RFB Vintage Tremolo bridge.
The overall vibe leans in a refined, modern direction - but - not at the expensive of soul, vibe, feel, tone...that intangible element that makes a guitar great is here in spades. It's a solid feeling guitar with incredible resonance and this neck....oh my, this is easily one of the highlights (aside from the tones).
The neck is finished in a satin urethane that feels so good to play on. It's immediately comfy and broken-in feeling with a slight texture to it, and the .910" Vintage Offset carve is perfection - moderately chunky with a slightly narrow width (1 5/8" nut width and 10" radius). We found ourselves melding with this carve so much so that it just faded into the background - you just play unencumbered.
All of these details are in the service of one goal - tone - and this guitar sounds incredible. This is where the D'Pergo philosophy of "spare no expense" comes into focus and shows its merit. The tones are 3-dimensional, muscular, clear, bell-like, super touch sensitive....
Condition: Near mint save for one small indentation located near the tummy cut on the edge of the top - look for the pickguard screw between the neck and middle pickups, then shoot across to the side of the guitar to see it - and some very, very light fret wear.
This is a remarkable instrument, period. Priced with hardshell case and CoA.
- Model: Classic
- Serial Number: 0265
- Silver Blue Metallic
- Air-dried Alder body
- Certified Aged Maple neck & fingerboard
- Satin Urethane neck finish
- .910 Vintage Offset carve
- 10" radius
- Vintage Bone nut, 1 5/8" (1.65")
- Dunlop 6105 frets
- Black position markers
- Vintage Gotoh staggered tuners
- Parchment pickguard
- Burnished nickel hardware
- D'Pergo RFB Vintage Tremolo bridge (brass)
- 2 hand-wound D'Pergo MFM (middle: reverse wound) pickups, D'Pergo PAF Alnico 5 humbucker
- Master volume, neck tone, bridge tone
- .010 gauge strings
- G&G Custom hardshell case