Premier Guitars / Deluxe Arch Top / 1958 / Dark Sunburst / Guitar For Sale
This is a very unusual & extremely rare Premier Deluxe Arch Top made in 1958. These guitars were made by United Guitars for Epiphone, Standel, Multivox, Gretsch & D’Angelico. John D’Angelico often used the same guitar body for his electric guitars in the late 50’s & are highly sautés after. A good buddy John in Boston found this stunner many years ago & finally decieded to let her go & let us acquire it. The Premier Guitar Company was famous for its most deco, ornate & over the top solid bodies along w/tons of regular player grade stuff. This example is the only one we’ve ever seen & has that “WOW” factor in its gorgeous Dark Sunburst finish over a spruce top & flamey maple body. Its full sized maple neck has a beautiful bound ebony fingerboard w/pretty pearl block inlays. Its headstock has a very fancy logo & multi piece pearl & abalone inlaid torch. This is equipped w/all gold hardware for its tuners, its bridge & deco tailpiece. Its got the wildest set of 3 bakelite & sparkle knobs & insane pickup selector switch. The coolest part of this period for Premier are their use of the hippest Fransch (Franz) adjustible pole pickups. Its also featured in the book “Guitars-A celebration of Pure Mojo” by David Schiller. Other than missing its original pickgard, it appears all original. Its in really excellent shape having some weather checking & a few chippies, but presents itself very well. It comes in a nice black tolex hard case.