Excel Series

Excel 59

A throwback to a time defined by its style, the Excel 59 was originally designed by John D'Angelico in 1959. Returning as a modern option for a vast range of players, the 59 is a 17-inch-wide archtop equipped with P-90s -- ideal for indie rock, jazz with a bite, and every inventive style in between. Featuring retro cream knobs, a chicken-head rotary pickup selector, and D'Angelico's signature Stairstep tailpiece, the 59 is incomparable in vibe.
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Excel 59

A throwback to a time defined by its style, the Excel 59 was originally designed by John D'Angelico in 1959. Returning as a modern option for a vast range of players, the 59 is a 17-inch-wide archtop equipped with P-90s -- ideal for indie rock, jazz with a bite, and every inventive style in between. Featuring retro cream knobs, a chicken-head rotary pickup selector, and D'Angelico's signature Stairstep tailpiece, the 59 is incomparable in vibe.
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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.
Stairstep Tailpiece
Our reinforced signature Stairstep tailpiece makes for sturdiness, maximum resonance, comfortable string tension, and is part of D'Angelico's legendary Art-Deco aesthetic.
Mike "McDuck" Olson
of Lake Street Dive with his EX-59.
Robert Randolph
of Robert Randolph & the Family Band with his EX-59.

Excel 59 Specs

  • Body Style
    Hollow
  • Body Shape
    Single-Cutaway
  • Body Depth
    3"
  • Body Width
    17"
  • Top Material
    Laminated Flame Maple
  • Back Material
    Laminated Flame Maple
  • Side Material
    Laminated Flame Maple
  • Pickup
    P-90's
  • Scale
    25.5"
  • Binding
    Top - 5 Ply, Back - 3 Ply
  • Pickguard
    None
  • Bridge
    Rosewood
  • Hardware Color
    Gold
  • Controls
    1 Volume / 1 Tone / 3-Way Rotary Selector Switch
  • Knobs
    Plastic Retro Cream
  • Tailpiece
    D'Angelico Stairstep
  • 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
    Hard Maple 2-Piece Walnut Center
  • Fretboard Material
    Rosewood
  • Side Position Marker
    Black Dot
  • Inlay
    Mother of Pearl
  • Fret Number
    22
  • Fret Wire
    Medium Jumbo
  • Output Jack
    Switchcraft USA
  • Strap Pin
    Two Gold
  • Case
    Deluxe Hard Case