Excel Series

Excel 59

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A throwback to a time defined by its style, the Excel 59 was originally designed by John D'Angelico in 1959. Returning as a modern option for a vast range of players, the 59 is a 17-inch-wide archtop equipped with P-90s -- ideal for indie rock, jazz with a bite, and every inventive style in between. Featuring retro cream knobs, a chicken-head rotary pickup selector, and D'Angelico's signature Stairstep tailpiece, the 59 is incomparable in vibe.

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Excel 59

Where to buy
A throwback to a time defined by its style, the Excel 59 was originally designed by John D'Angelico in 1959. Returning as a modern option for a vast range of players, the 59 is a 17-inch-wide archtop equipped with P-90s -- ideal for indie rock, jazz with a bite, and every inventive style in between. Featuring retro cream knobs, a chicken-head rotary pickup selector, and D'Angelico's signature Stairstep tailpiece, the 59 is incomparable in vibe.
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.
Mike "McDuck" Olson
of Lake Street Dive with his EX-59.
Robert Randolph
of Robert Randolph & the Family Band with his EX-59.
DAE59CSBGT

Excel 59 Specs

MODEL 59
  • Excel 59 Sunburst
HARDWARE
  • Gold
HEAD
  • Mother of Pearl Excel Shield Logo
  • W180001-Gold Screen
  • Grover Super Rotomatic
  • D'Angelico Electrozinc Jazz 12's (12-52)
  • 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
  • 3"
  • 17”
  • Sunburst
  • Single cutaway
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • 5 Ply
  • Rosewood
  • D’Angelico Stairstep
  • Tortoise Scalini (5 ply)
  • Two Gold
ELECTRONICS
  • 2 P-90s / 1 volume/ 1 tone/ 3 way rotary switch
  • Kent Armstrong P-90s
  • Kent Armstrong P-90s
  • 2 Plastic Retro Cream
  • 3-Way Rotary Switch
  • Cream
  • EG2P mono
  • N/A
CASE
  • Deluxe Hardhshell Case
DAE59SBKGT

Excel 59 Specs

MODEL
  • Excel 59 Black
HARDWARE
  • Gold
HEAD
  • Mother of Pearl Excel Shield Logo
  • W180001-Gold Screen
  • Grover Super Rotomatic
  • D'Angelico Electrozinc Jazz 12's (12-52)
  • Aluminum Skyscraper
  • 1 11/16”
  • Bone
FINGERBOARD
  • Rosewood
  • 3 Ply
  • Medium Jumbo
  • 24.75"
  • 16"
  • Mother of Pearl Block
  • Yes
  • 22
  • N/A
NECK
  • 3 piece
  • C-Shape
  • Set-Thru
  • 20mm
  • 22mm
  • Dual Action
BODY
  • Hollowbody
  • 3"
  • 17”
  • Black
  • Single cutaway
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • 5 Ply
  • Rosewood
  • D’Angelico Stairstep
  • Tortoise Scalini (5 ply)
  • Two Gold
ELECTRONICS
  • 2 P-90s / 1 volume/ 1 tone/ 3 way rotary switch
  • Kent Armstrong P-90s
  • Kent Armstrong P-90s
  • 2 Plastic Retro Cream
  • 3-Way Rotary Switch
  • Cream
  • EG2P mono
  • N/A
CASE
  • Deluxe Hardshell Case
DAE59NACGT

Excel 59 Specs

MODEL
  • Excel 59 Natural
HARDWARE
  • Gold
HEAD
  • Mother of Pearl Excel Shield Logo
  • W180001-Gold Screen
  • Grover Super Rotomatic
  • D'Angelico Electrozinc Jazz 12's (12-52)
  • Aluminum Skyscraper
  • 1 11/16”
  • Bone
FINGERBOARD
  • Rosewood
  • 3 Ply
  • Medium Jumbo
  • 24.75"
  • 16"
  • Mother of Pearl Block
  • Yes
  • 22
  • N/A
NECK
  • 3 piece
  • C-Shape
  • Set-Thru
  • 20mm
  • 22mm
  • Dual Action
BODY
  • Hollowbody
  • 3"
  • 17”
  • Natural
  • Single cutaway
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • 5 Ply
  • Rosewood
  • D’Angelico Stairstep
  • Tortoise Scalini (5 ply)
  • Two Gold
ELECTRONICS
  • 2 P-90s / 1 volume/ 1 tone/ 3 way rotary switch
  • Kent Armstrong P-90s
  • Kent Armstrong P-90s
  • 2 Plastic Retro Cream
  • 3-Way Rotary Switch
  • Cream
  • EG2P mono
  • N/A
CASE
  • Deluxe Hardshell Case
DAE59GRBGT

Excel 59 Specs

MODEL
  • Excel 59 Grey Black
HARDWARE
  • Gold
HEAD
  • Mother of Pearl Excel Shield Logo
  • W180001-Gold Screen
  • Grover Super Rotomatic
  • D'Angelico Electrozinc Jazz 12's (12-52)
  • Aluminum Skyscraper
  • 1 11/16”
  • Bone
FINGERBOARD
  • Rosewood
  • 3 Ply
  • Medium Jumbo
  • 24.75"
  • 16"
  • Mother of Pearl Block
  • Yes
  • 22
  • N/A
NECK
  • 3 piece
  • C-Shape
  • Set-Thru
  • 20mm
  • 22mm
  • Dual Action
BODY
  • Hollowbody
  • 3"
  • 17”
  • Natural
  • Single cutaway
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • 5 Ply
  • Rosewood
  • D’Angelico Stairstep
  • Tortoise Scalini (5 ply)
  • Two Gold
ELECTRONICS
  • 2 P-90s / 1 volume/ 1 tone/ 3 way rotary switch
  • Kent Armstrong P-90s
  • Kent Armstrong P-90s
  • 2 Plastic Retro Cream
  • 3-Way Rotary Switch
  • Cream
  • EG2P mono
  • N/A
CASE
  • Deluxe Hardshell Case