Excel Series

Excel EXL-1

John D’Angelico’s original archtop design is legend, and the EXL-1 is its modern-day counterpart. True to the original in every detail, the EXL-1 features a floating pickup designed to maximize the acoustic tone of its commanding 17-inch-wide, 3-inch-deep body. Paired with a Kent Armstrong mini-humbucker, its jazz box tone is unmatched. Flame maple sides and D'Angelico's Art Deco-inspired details frame the EXL-1 - a modern classic steeped in tradition.
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Excel EXL-1

John D’Angelico’s original archtop design is legend, and the EXL-1 is its modern-day counterpart. True to the original in every detail, the EXL-1 features a floating pickup designed to maximize the acoustic tone of its commanding 17-inch-wide, 3-inch-deep body. Paired with a Kent Armstrong mini-humbucker, its jazz box tone is unmatched. Flame maple sides and D'Angelico's Art Deco-inspired details frame the EXL-1 - a modern classic steeped in tradition.
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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.
Keller Williams
with his EXL-1.

Excel EXL-1 Specs

  • Body Style
    Hollow
  • Body Shape
    Single-Cutaway
  • Body Depth
    3"
  • Body Width
    17"
  • Top Material
    Laminated Spruce
  • Back Material
    Laminated Flame Maple
  • Side Material
    Laminated Flame Maple
  • Pickup
    Kent Armstrong Floating Mini-Humbucker
  • Scale
    25.5"
  • Binding
    7 Ply
  • Pickguard
    Tortoise Scalini
  • Bridge
    Rosewood
  • Hardware Color
    Gold
  • Controls
    1 Volume / 1 Tone
  • Knobs
    Mini Hexagon
  • 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
    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 Jazz 12's (12-52)
  • Output Jack
    Switchcraft USA
  • Strap Pin
    Two Gold
  • Case
    Deluxe Hard Case