Excel Series

Excel Mott

A redesigned version of our standout acoustic bass, the Excel Mott has returned. With a 16-inch-wide body featuring a solid Sitka spruce top and rosewood back and sides, the Mott is warm and sonorous. It features a slim C-shape mahogany scarf neck allowing for maximum comfort and playability. And on-stage amplification is simple and reliable with the Fishman INK-4 onboard preamp and tuner. Featuring D'Angelico's signature appointments, the Mott's aesthetics match its stunning tone.
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Excel Mott

A redesigned version of our standout acoustic bass, the Excel Mott has returned. With a 16-inch-wide body featuring a solid Sitka spruce top and rosewood back and sides, the Mott is warm and sonorous. It features a slim C-shape mahogany scarf neck allowing for maximum comfort and playability. And on-stage amplification is simple and reliable with the Fishman INK-4 onboard preamp and tuner. Featuring D'Angelico's signature appointments, the Mott's aesthetics match its stunning tone.
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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.
Fishman INK-4 Preamp & Tuner
Renowned for their exceptional quality, Fishman has made some of the world's finest pickups for over thirty years. Featured across the D'Angelico acoustic line, their newest onboard preamp and tuner system, the INK-4, is a milestone. A sleek design that never gets in the way, the INK-4 features onboard EQ, volume control, and an LED-tuner that makes onstage tuning easy.
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.
Exceptional Craftsmanship
Re-designed bracing, a refined headstock, and a thinner coating allow you to get the most out of your acoustic sound.
Brass Bridge Pins
FU-Tone brass bridge pins make for a shining, crystalline resonance, bringing out a crisp mid-range and enveloping low-end.
Will Lee
of the CBS Orchestra on The Late Show with David Letterman with his Mott.

Excel Mott Specs

  • Body Style
    Acoustic
  • Body Shape
    Grand Auditorium, Single-Cutaway
  • Body Depth
    4.7"
  • Body Width
    16"
  • Top Material
    Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Back Material
    Solid Rosewood
  • Side Material
    Solid Rosewood
  • Pickup
    Fishman INK-4
  • Scale
    34"
  • Binding
    White 1.5T
  • Pickguard
    Tortoise Scalini
  • Bridge
    Indian Rosewood
  • Hardware Color
    Gold
  • Controls
    EQ/Volume/Tuner
  • 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
    Mahogany
  • Fretboard Material
    Rosewood
  • Side Position Marker
    Black Dot
  • Inlay
    Mother of Pearl
  • Fret Number
    22
  • Fret Wire
    2.0T, Hv160
  • Rosette
    3-Ring (ABS & Abalone)
  • Strap Pin
    Two Gold
  • Preamp
    Fishman INK-4
  • Case
    Deluxe Hard Case