Excel Series

Excel SS

The Excel SS has earned its place as a modern standout. A 15-inch-wide single-cutaway archtop, the SS is lightweight, punchy, and versatile. High-output Kent Armstrong humbuckers make for crisp attack and remarkable resonance, while a slim C-shape neck profile offers maximum comfort. Revered by players from Bob Weir to Kurt Rosenwinkel, the SS is no stranger to stages. Now available with both our signature D’Angelico Stairstep trapeze-style tailpiece or a traditional stop tailpiece with full center block.
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Excel SS

The Excel SS has earned its place as a modern standout. A 15-inch-wide single-cutaway archtop, the SS is lightweight, punchy, and versatile. High-output Kent Armstrong humbuckers make for crisp attack and remarkable resonance, while a slim C-shape neck profile offers maximum comfort. Revered by players from Bob Weir to Kurt Rosenwinkel, the SS is no stranger to stages. Now available with both our signature D’Angelico Stairstep trapeze-style tailpiece or a traditional stop tailpiece with full center block.
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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.
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.
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.
Nai Palm
of Hiatus Kaiyote with her custom EX-SS.
Jake Cinniger
of Umphrey's McGee with his EX-SS.

Excel SS Specs

  • Body Style
    Semi-Hollow with Center Block, Semi-Hollow with Bridge Post
  • Body Shape
    Single-Cutaway
  • Body Depth
    1.75"
  • Body Width
    15"
  • Top Material
    Laminated Flame Maple
  • Back Material
    Laminated Flame Maple
  • Side Material
    Laminated Flame Maple
  • Pickup
    Kent Armstrong Vintage 57 Humbuckers
  • Scale
    25"
  • Binding
    7 Ply
  • Pickguard
    Tortoise Scalini
  • Bridge
    Black Tune-O-Matic, Gold Tune-O-Matic
  • Hardware Color
    Black, Gold
  • Controls
    2 Volume / 2 Tone / 3-Way Toggle
  • Knobs
    Ebony
  • Tailpiece
    D'Angelico Stairstep, Stopbar
  • 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 10's (10-46)
  • Output Jack
    Switchcraft USA
  • Strap Pin
    Two Gold
  • Case
    Deluxe Hard Case