Excel Series

Excel EXL-1New for 2018

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John D’Angelico’s original archtop design is legend, and the EXL-1 is its modern-day counterpart. True to the original in every detail and upgraded for 2018, the EXL-1 features a USA-made Seymour Duncan Johnny Smith Floating Mini-Humbucker to maximize the acoustic tone of its commanding 17-inch-wide, 3-inch-deep body. Art Deco-inspired details frame the EXL-1—with a scroll-style neck bevel, mother-of-pearl inlays on an ebony bridge, and split-block inlays on a pau ferro fingerboard.

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Excel EXL-1New for 2018

Where to buy
John D’Angelico’s original archtop design is legend, and the EXL-1 is its modern-day counterpart. True to the original in every detail and upgraded for 2018, the EXL-1 features a USA-made Seymour Duncan Johnny Smith Floating Mini-Humbucker to maximize the acoustic tone of its commanding 17-inch-wide, 3-inch-deep body. Art Deco-inspired details frame the EXL-1—with a scroll-style neck bevel, mother-of-pearl inlays on an ebony bridge, and split-block inlays on a pau ferro fingerboard.
Split-Block Inlays
Mother-of-Pearl split-block inlays indulge in Art Deco decadence—a small but impactful aesthetic detail new for 2018.
Fingerboard Scroll Bevel
An aesthetic nod to original D'Angelico Art Deco decadence, an elegant scroll-style bevel adorns the end of the EXL-1's fingerboard.
Mother-of-Pearl Bridge Inlays
Referencing a number of John D'Angelico's original archtop designs, two subtle mother-of-pearl inlays dress up the EXL-1's ebony bridge.

Excel EXL-1 Specs

  • Body Style
    Hollow
  • Body Shape
    Single-Cutaway
  • Body Depth
    3"
  • Body Width
    17"
  • Top Material
    Laminated Spruce
  • Back Material
    Laminated Flame Maple
  • Side Material
    Laminated Flame Maple
  • Scale
    25.5"
  • Binding
    5-Ply
  • Pickguard
    Tortoise Scalini 5-Ply
  • Pickup
    Seymour Duncan Johnny Smith Floating Mini-Humbucker, Seymour Duncan Floating Humbucker
  • Controls
    1 Volume / 1 Tone
  • Knobs
    Mini Hexagon
  • Bridge
    Archtop Ebony with Pearl Block
  • Hardware Color
    Gold
  • Tailpiece
    D'Angelico Stairstep
  • 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
    Gold Skyscraper
  • Neck Shape
    C-Shape
  • Neck Material
    3-Piece Neck Maple/Walnut/Maple
  • Fretboard Material
    Pau Ferro
  • Side Position Marker
    Black Dot
  • Inlay
    Split-block Mother of Pearl
  • Fret Number
    22
  • Fret Wire
    Medium Jumbo
  • Strings
    D'Angelico Electrozinc Jazz 12's (12-52)
  • Output Jack
    Switchcraft USA
  • Strap Pin
    Two Gold / Locking
  • Case
    Deluxe Hard Case