Excel Series

Excel 175

Strapped with a Bigsby vibrato and high-output Kent Armstrong pickups, the Excel 175 is an archtop built for modern rock. Its fully-hollow 16-inch-wide body is perfectly balanced and pours out robust tone. The 175 is paired with a stunning chrome Bigsby, allowing for classy shimmers and warped bends -- all while its roller bridge guarantees stable tuning. Exceptionally crafted, the Excel 175 joins the ranks of legendary vibrato-equipped archtops.
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Excel 175

Strapped with a Bigsby vibrato and high-output Kent Armstrong pickups, the Excel 175 is an archtop built for modern rock. Its fully-hollow 16-inch-wide body is perfectly balanced and pours out robust tone. The 175 is paired with a stunning chrome Bigsby, allowing for classy shimmers and warped bends -- all while its roller bridge guarantees stable tuning. Exceptionally crafted, the Excel 175 joins the ranks of legendary vibrato-equipped archtops.
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Kent Armstrong Vintage Humbuckers
D'Angelico Excel Series guitars are strapped with Kent Armstrong Vintage 57 humbuckers for natural, organic tone.
Grover Imperial Super-Rotomatic Tuners
Grover Imperial Super-Rotomatic tuners boast an exceptionally smooth turning radius, allowing for supreme tuning accuracy and keeping you in tune longer.
Slim C-Shape Neck
No matter the player, no matter the hands, a slim C-shape neck makes for supreme playability free of wrist-ache.
Shakey Graves
with his EX-175.

Excel 175 Specs

  • Body Style
    Hollow
  • Body Shape
    Single-Cutaway
  • Body Depth
    2.8"
  • Body Width
    16"
  • Top Material
    Laminated Spruce
  • Back Material
    Laminated Flame Maple
  • Side Material
    Laminated Flame Maple
  • Pickup
    Kent Armstrong Vintage 57 Humbucker / 12-Pole bridge, Kent Armstrong Vintage 57 Humbuckers
  • Scale
    25.5"
  • Binding
    7 Ply
  • Pickguard
    Tortoise Scalini
  • Bridge
    Pinned Rosewood base, Roller Tune-O-Matic
  • Hardware Color
    Chrome
  • Controls
    2 Volume / 2 Tone / 3-Way Toggle
  • Knobs
    Ebony
  • Tailpiece
    Bigsby B-30 Chrome
  • Tuners
    Grover Super Rotomatic
  • Logo
    Mother of Pearl Excel Shield
  • Headstock Veneer
    Ebony
  • Nut Material
    Bone
  • Nut Size
    1 11/16"
  • Truss Rod
    Dual Action
  • Truss Rod Cover
    Aluminum Skyscraper
  • Neck Shape
    C-Shape
  • Neck Material
    3-Piece Neck Maple/Walnut/Maple
  • Fretboard Material
    Rosewood
  • Side Position Marker
    Black Dot
  • Inlay
    Mother of Pearl
  • Fret Number
    22
  • Fret Wire
    Medium Jumbo
  • Strings
    D'Angelico Electrozinc 11's (11-49)
  • Output Jack
    Switchcraft USA
  • Strap Pin
    Two Chrome
  • Case
    Deluxe Hard Case