Excel Series

Excel 175

Strapped with a Bigsby vibrato and high-output Kent Armstrong pickups, the Excel 175 is an archtop built for modern rock. Its fully-hollow 16-inch-wide body is perfectly balanced and pours out robust tone. The 175 is paired with a stunning chrome Bigsby, allowing for classy shimmers and warped bends -- all while its roller bridge guarantees stable tuning. Exceptionally crafted, the Excel 175 joins the ranks of legendary vibrato-equipped archtops.
US MAP: $1679
US MAP: $1679
US MAP: $1679
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Excel 175

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Strapped with a Bigsby vibrato and high-output Kent Armstrong pickups, the Excel 175 is an archtop built for modern rock. Its fully-hollow 16-inch-wide body is perfectly balanced and pours out robust tone. The 175 is paired with a stunning chrome Bigsby, allowing for classy shimmers and warped bends -- all while its roller bridge guarantees stable tuning. Exceptionally crafted, the Excel 175 joins the ranks of legendary vibrato-equipped archtops.

Who's playing the Excel 175

Who's playing the Excel 175

  • Shakey Graves
  • Israel Nebeker of Blind Pilot
  • Derek St. Holmes of Whitford/St. Holmes
  • Ewan Wallace of Bonobo
  • Justin Adams of Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters
  • Skin Tyson of Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters
  • Michael Montali of Hollis Brown
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.
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.
Shakey Graves
with his EX-175.
DAE175CHRCB

Excel 175 Specs

MODEL 175
  • Excel 175 Cherry
HARDWARE
  • Chrome
HEAD
  • Mother of Pearl Excel Shield Logo
  • "W180001-Silver Screen"
  • Grover Super Rotomatic
  • D'Angelico Electrozinc 11's (11-49)
  • Aluminum Skyscraper
  • 1 11/16”
  • Bone
FINGERBOARD
  • Rosewood
  • 3 Ply
  • Medium Jumbo
  • 25.5"
  • 16"
  • Mother of Pearl Block
  • Yes
  • 22
  • N/A
NECK
  • 3 piece
  • C-Shape
  • Set-Thru
  • 20mm
  • 22mm
  • Dual Action
BODY
  • Hollowbody
  • 2.8"
  • 16"
  • Cherry
  • Single cutaway
  • Laminated Spruce
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • 5 Ply
  • Pinned Rosewood Base, Tune-O-Matic Bridge Roller Saddles
  • Bigsby B-30
  • Tortoise Scalini (5 ply)
  • Two Chrome
ELECTRONICS
  • 2 Humbuckers / 2 volume/ 2 tone/ 3 way toggle switch
  • Kent Armstrong Humbucker
  • Kent Armstrong Humbucker (12-Pole)
  • 4 Ebony
  • 3-Way Toggle Switch
  • Cream
  • EG2P mono
  • N/A
CASE
  • Deluxe Hardshell Case
DAE175NATCB

Excel 175 Specs

MODEL
  • Excel 175 Natural
HARDWARE
  • Chrome
HEAD
  • Mother of Pearl Excel Shield Logo
  • "W180001-Silver Screen"
  • Grover Super Rotomatic
  • D'Angelico Electrozinc 11's (11-49)
  • Aluminum Skyscraper
  • 1 11/16”
  • Bone
FINGERBOARD
  • Rosewood
  • 3 Ply
  • Medium Jumbo
  • 25.5"
  • 16"
  • Mother of Pearl Block
  • Yes
  • 22
  • N/A
NECK
  • 3 piece
  • C-Shape
  • Set-Thru
  • 20mm
  • 22mm
  • Dual Action
BODY
  • Hollowbody
  • 2.8"
  • 16"
  • Natural
  • Single cutaway
  • Laminated Spruce
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • 5 Ply
  • Pinned Rosewood Base, Tune-O-Matic Bridge Roller Saddles
  • Bigsby B-30
  • Tortoise Scalini (5 ply)
  • Two Chrome
ELECTRONICS
  • 2 Humbuckers / 2 volume/ 2 tone/ 3 way toggle switch
  • Kent Armstrong Humbucker
  • Kent Armstrong Humbucker (12-Pole)
  • 4 Ebony
  • 3-Way Toggle Switch
  • Cream
  • EG2P mono
  • N/A
CASE
  • Deluxe Hardshell Case
DAE175SBKCB

Excel 175 Specs

MODEL
  • Excel 175 Black
HARDWARE
  • Chrome
HEAD
  • Mother of Pearl Excel Shield Logo
  • "W180001-Silver Screen"
  • Grover Super Rotomatic
  • D'Angelico Electrozinc 11's (11-49)
  • Aluminum Skyscraper
  • 1 11/16”
  • Bone
FINGERBOARD
  • Rosewood
  • 3 Ply
  • Medium Jumbo
  • 25.5"
  • 16"
  • Mother of Pearl Block
  • Yes
  • 22
  • N/A
NECK
  • 3 piece
  • C-Shape
  • Set-Thru
  • 20mm
  • 22mm
  • Dual Action
BODY
  • Hollowbody
  • 2.8"
  • 16"
  • Black
  • Single cutaway
  • Laminated Spruce
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • 5 Ply
  • Pinned Rosewood Base, Tune-O-Matic Bridge Roller Saddles
  • Bigsby B-30
  • Tortoise Scalini (5 ply)
  • Two Chrome
ELECTRONICS
  • 2 Humbuckers / 2 volume/ 2 tone/ 3 way toggle switch
  • Kent Armstrong Humbucker
  • Kent Armstrong Humbucker (12-Pole)
  • 4 Ebony
  • 3-Way Toggle Switch
  • Cream
  • EG2P mono
  • N/A
CASE
  • Deluxe Hardshell Case