Excel Series

Excel EXL-1A

Designed to capture the true essence of the instrument, the EXL-1A is a no-frills acoustic archtop. Plug, play and bask in organic tone. Featuring our electro-core piezo pickup, no knobs means trust in tone. With a 17-inch body and a slim C-shape neck, the EXL-1A is comfortable and exceptionally built, ideal for both electric and acoustic players -- especially those looking to stand out. With 7-ply binding, a Scalini pickguard, and Grover Super Rotomatic tuners, the legendary D'Angelico aesthetic abounds. Robust in sound when amplified or acoustic, the EXL-1A is an elegant addition to our burgeoning acoustic line.
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Excel EXL-1A

Designed to capture the true essence of the instrument, the EXL-1A is a no-frills acoustic archtop. Plug, play and bask in organic tone. Featuring our electro-core piezo pickup, no knobs means trust in tone. With a 17-inch body and a slim C-shape neck, the EXL-1A is comfortable and exceptionally built, ideal for both electric and acoustic players -- especially those looking to stand out. With 7-ply binding, a Scalini pickguard, and Grover Super Rotomatic tuners, the legendary D'Angelico aesthetic abounds. Robust in sound when amplified or acoustic, the EXL-1A is an elegant addition to our burgeoning acoustic line.
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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.

Excel EXL-1A 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
    Piezo
  • Scale
    25.5"
  • Binding
    7 Ply
  • Pickguard
    Tortoise Scalini
  • Bridge
    Floating Ebony
  • Hardware Color
    Gold
  • Tailpiece
    D'Angelico Stairstep
  • Tuners
    Grover Super Rotomatic
  • Headstock Veneer
    Ebony
  • Neck Material
    3-Piece Neck Maple/Walnut/Maple
  • Fretboard Material
    Rosewood
  • Inlay
    Mother of Pearl
  • Strings
    D'Addario EXP-16
  • Output Jack
    Side Mount Switchcraft
  • Case
    Deluxe Hard Case