Excel 59

$1,999.99

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SKU#: DAE59VNATGT

A Modern Spin on a John D'Angelico Original

The all-new Excel 59 is an old-school gem and modern spin on a John D'Angelico original designed in 1959. The 59's 16-inch-wide, 1.75-inch-deep, fully hollow body paired with an ebony fingerboard offers woody tone and crisp articulation. It features custom Seymour Duncan Great Dane P90s, exclusive to D'Angelico, offering a massive range of tones—from warm and wooly to big and brash. All paired with vintage-inspired details like a chickenhead selector and cupcake knobs, the 59 feels timeless. Available in Vintage Natural, Viola, and Black Dog with a D'Angelico Shield Tremolo.

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A Modern Spin

Reimagined for the modern player, the Excel 59 features a shallower but still fully hollow body depth and slightly more compact, 16-inch-wide body for tonal versatility and control—all while still offering organic archtop tone.

Ebony Fingerboard

An ebony fingerboard assists in the woody, articulate tone of the 59, while a modern radius and medium jumbo fretwire from Jescar offer unparalleled tone and control.

Custom Great Dane P90s

Custom-made D’Angelico Great Dane P90s by Seymour Duncan are based on earlier dog-ear P90s from the 1940s and offer vivid tones ranging from warm and woody to bold and brash.

Vintage Aesthetics

Vintage-inspired details like a chickenhead pickup selector and cupcake knobs lend a classic look and feel to the Excel 59.

Excel 59 Vintage Natural

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MODEL EXCEL 59

Specific Model
Excel 59, Vintage Natural
SKU
DAE59VNATGT

HARDWARE

Hardware Color
Gold

HEADSTOCK

Headstock Shape
Standard
Logo Inlay
Mother of Pearl D'Angelico New York Logo
Series Inlay (Front)
Mother of Pearl Excel Shield Logo
Serial Number (Back)
Model Name, Serial Number
Binding
3-ply
Finish
Gloss
Headpin
Cupola
Tuners
Grover Imperial
Strings
D'Angelico Electrozinc 10's (10-46)
Truss Rod Cover
Aluminum Skyscraper
Nut Width
1 11/16”
Nut Material
Bone

FINGERBOARD

Material
Ebony
Binding
3-ply
Fretwire
Jescar 47/104 Nickel Silver
Scale Length
25"
Radius
16"
Top Inlay
Mother of Pearl/Abalone Split-Block
Side Marker
Yes
Fret Number
22

NECK

Material
3 piece
Finish
Gloss
Profile
C-Shape
Joint Type
Set-Thru
Thickness
1F: 20mm, 12F: 22mm
Truss Rod
Dual Action

BODY

Body Shape
Single Cutaway
Body Style
Hollowbody
Body Depth
1.75"
Body Width
16"
Color
Vintage Natural
Finish
Gloss
Top Material
Laminated Spruce
Back Material
Laminated Flame Maple
Side Material
Laminated Flame Maple
Binding
5-ply
Bridge
Gold Tune-O-Matic
Tailpiece
D'Angelico Stairstep Tailpiece
Pickguard
Solid Black Scalini (5 Ply)
Back Plate
N/A
Pickup Selector
3-Way Chickenhead Selector
Knobs
2 Cupcake (Black)
Strap Buttons
Gold, Locking

ELECTRONICS

Overview
2 Seymour Duncan D'Angelico Great Dane P-90s // 1 volume 1 tone // 3-way chickenhead selector switch
Pickup (Neck)
Seymour Duncan D'Angelico Great Dane P-90 Neck (Black Cover)
Pickup (Middle)
N/A
Pickup (Bridge)
Seymour Duncan D'Angelico Great Dane P-90 Bridge (Black Cover)
Pots
500k
Output Jack
Standard mono

GENERAL

Case
Deluxe Hardshell

Excel 59 Demo with Kirk Schoenherr

NYC based session guitarist Kirk Schoenherr walks us through the all new Excel 59. Amp - Fender Deluxe Reverb Mic - SM57, Royer R-121 Overdrive - Greer Lightspeed Delay - Supro Delay

King Solomon Hicks x Excel 59 | Artist Sessions

Blues guitarist King Solomon Hicks talks about how he fell in love with the guitar, why he dresses so dapper, and plays his own rendition of "Every Day I Have the Blues," on a brand new Excel 59 in our NYC showroom. Guitar: D'Angelico Excel 59 Amp: Supro Delta King 12

Eric Assarsson x Excel 59 | D'Angelico Community

Swedish guitarist Eric Assarsson shows off the new Excel 59.

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Kirk Schoenherr

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