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Excel EXL-1

$1,499.99

Tailpiece
Hand
Righty
Color
Natural
SKU#: DAEEXL1NATGTE

The Original John D'Angelico Archtop Design

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, 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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Original Archtop Design

True to John D’Angelico’s original archtop design in every detail, the Excel EXL-1 is a 17-inch-wide, 3-inch-deep archtop strapped with only a single floating mini-humbucker.

Seymour Duncan Johnny Smith Floating Mini-Humbucker

Paired with wide open archtop body design, a Seymour Duncan USA Custom Shop Johnny Smith Floating Mini-Humbucker gives the Excel EXL-1 its legendary warm acoustic tone.

Floating Ebony Bridge

Referencing a number of John D’Angelico’s original archtop designs, a floating ebony bridge with two subtle mother-of-pearl inlays add to the EXL-1’s woody tone.

Slim C-shape Neck

Gone are the days where big guitars are unplayable. The Excel EXL-1 features a friendly slim-C neck shape for all players.

Excel EXL-1 Natural

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MODEL EXCEL EXL-1

Specific Model
Excel EXL-1 Natural
SKU
DAEEXL1NATGTE

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 Super Rotomatic
Strings
D'Angelico Electrozinc Jazz 12's (12-52)
Truss Rod Cover
Aluminum Skyscraper
Nut Width
1 11/16”
Nut Material
Bone

FINGERBOARD

Material
Pau Ferro
Binding
3-ply
Fretwire
Medium Jumbo Nickel Silver
Scale Length
25.5”
Radius
16"
Top Inlay
Mother of Pearl/Abalone Split-Block
Side Marker
Yes
Fret Number
22 (Scroll-Style Bevel)

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
3"
Body Width
17"
Color
Natural
Finish
Gloss
Top Material
Laminated Spruce
Back Material
Laminated Flame Maple
Side Material
Laminated Flame Maple
Binding
5-ply
Bridge
Ebony with MOP Inlays
Tailpiece
D’Angelico Stairstep
Pickguard
Tortoise Scalini (5 ply)
Back Plate
N/A
Pickup Selector
N/A
Knobs
2 Mini-Hexagon
Strap Buttons
Gold, Locking

ELECTRONICS

Overview
1 Floating Mini-Humbucker / 1 volume / 1 tone
Pickup (Neck)
USA Seymour Duncan Johnny Smith Floating Mini-Humbucker
Pickup (Middle)
N/A
Pickup (Bridge)
N/A
Pots
500k
Output Jack
Standard mono

GENERAL

Case
Deluxe Hardshell

D'Angelico Excel EXL1

This Guitar is Full of Rich Tones packaged in a Classic Archtop Hollowbody. 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.

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