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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.
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Excel EXL-1 Specs

MODEL
  • Excel EXL-1 Natural (2018)
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, Gold
  • 1 11/16”
  • Bone
FINGERBOARD
  • Pau Ferro
  • 3 Ply
  • Medium Jumbo
  • 25.5”
  • 16"
  • Mother of Pearl Split-Block
  • Yes
  • 22 (Scroll-Style Bevel)
  • N/A
NECK
  • 3 piece: Maple/Walnut/Maple (w/ Single Stripe on the Back)
  • C-Shape
  • Set-Thru
  • 20mm
  • 22mm
  • Dual Action
BODY
  • Hollowbody
  • 3"
  • 17"
  • Natural
  • Single cutaway
  • Laminated Spruce
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • 5 Ply
  • Ebony with MOP Inlays
  • D’Angelico Stairstep
  • Tortoise Scalini (5 ply)
  • Two Gold / Locking
ELECTRONICS
  • 1 Floating Mini-Humbucker / 1 volume / 1 tone
  • USA Seymour Duncan Johnny Smith Floating Mini-Humbucker
  • N/A
  • 2 Mini-Hexagon
  • N/A
  • Cream
  • EG2P mono
  • 500k
CASE
  • Deluxe Hardshell Case
DAEEXL1VSBGTE

Excel EXL-1 Specs

MODEL
  • Excel EXL-1 Vintage Sunburst (2018)
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, Gold
  • 1 11/16”
  • Bone
FINGERBOARD
  • Pau Ferro
  • 3 Ply
  • Medium Jumbo
  • 25.5”
  • 16"
  • Mother of Pearl Split-Block
  • Yes
  • 22 (Scroll-Style Bevel)
  • N/A
NECK
  • 3 piece: Maple/Walnut/Maple (w/ Single Stripe on the Back)
  • C-Shape
  • Set-Thru
  • 20mm
  • 22mm
  • Dual Action
BODY
  • Hollowbody
  • 3"
  • 17"
  • Vintage Sunburst
  • Single cutaway
  • Laminated Spruce
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • 5 Ply
  • Ebony with MOP Inlays
  • D’Angelico Stairstep
  • Tortoise Scalini (5 ply)
  • Two Gold / Locking
ELECTRONICS
  • 1 Floating Mini-Humbucker / 1 volume / 1 tone
  • USA Seymour Duncan Johnny Smith Floating Mini-Humbucker
  • N/A
  • 2 Mini-Hexagon
  • N/A
  • Cream
  • EG2P mono
  • 500k
CASE
  • Deluxe Hardshell Case
DAEEXL1SBKGTE

Excel EXL-1 Specs

MODEL
  • Excel EXL-1 Black (2018)
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, Gold
  • 1 11/16”
  • Bone
FINGERBOARD
  • Pau Ferro
  • 3 Ply
  • Medium Jumbo
  • 25.5”
  • 16"
  • Mother of Pearl Split-Block
  • Yes
  • 22 (Scroll-Style Bevel)
  • N/A
NECK
  • 3 piece: Maple/Walnut/Maple (w/ Single Stripe on the Back)
  • C-Shape
  • Set-Thru
  • 20mm
  • 22mm
  • Dual Action
BODY
  • Hollowbody
  • 3"
  • 17"
  • Black
  • Single cutaway
  • Laminated Spruce
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • 5 Ply
  • Ebony with MOP Inlays
  • D’Angelico Stairstep
  • Tortoise Scalini (5 ply)
  • Two Gold / Locking
ELECTRONICS
  • 1 Floating Mini-Humbucker / 1 volume / 1 tone
  • USA Seymour Duncan Johnny Smith Floating Mini-Humbucker
  • N/A
  • 2 Mini-Hexagon
  • N/A
  • Cream
  • EG2P mono
  • 500k
CASE
  • Deluxe Hardshell Case
DAEEXL1ITBGTE

Excel EXL-1 Specs

MODEL
  • Excel EXL-1 Iced Tea Burst (2018)
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, Gold
  • 1 11/16”
  • Bone
FINGERBOARD
  • Pau Ferro
  • 3 Ply
  • Medium Jumbo
  • 25.5”
  • 16"
  • Mother of Pearl Split-Block
  • Yes
  • 22 (Scroll-Style Bevel)
  • N/A
NECK
  • 3 piece: Maple/Walnut/Maple (w/ Single Stripe on the Back)
  • C-Shape
  • Set-Thru
  • 20mm
  • 22mm
  • Dual Action
BODY
  • Hollowbody
  • 3"
  • 17"
  • Iced Tea Burst
  • Single cutaway
  • Laminated Spruce
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • 5 Ply
  • Ebony with MOP Inlays
  • D’Angelico Stairstep
  • Tortoise Scalini (5 ply)
  • Two Gold / Locking
ELECTRONICS
  • 1 Floating Mini-Humbucker / 1 volume / 1 tone
  • USA Seymour Duncan Johnny Smith Floating Mini-Humbucker
  • N/A
  • 2 Mini-Hexagon
  • N/A
  • Cream
  • EG2P mono
  • 500k
CASE
  • Deluxe Hardshell Case
DAEEXL1NATGTLE

Excel EXL-1 Specs

MODEL
  • Excel EXL-1 Natural Lefty (2018)
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, Gold
  • 1 11/16”
  • Bone
FINGERBOARD
  • Pau Ferro
  • 3 Ply
  • Medium Jumbo
  • 25.5”
  • 16"
  • Mother of Pearl Split-Block
  • Yes
  • 22 (Scroll-Style Bevel)
  • N/A
NECK
  • 3 piece: Maple/Walnut/Maple (w/ Single Stripe on the Back)
  • C-Shape
  • Set-Thru
  • 20mm
  • 22mm
  • Dual Action
BODY
  • Hollowbody
  • 3"
  • 17"
  • Natural
  • Single cutaway
  • Laminated Spruce
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • 5 Ply
  • Ebony with MOP Inlays
  • D’Angelico Stairstep
  • Tortoise Scalini (5 ply)
  • Two Gold / Locking
ELECTRONICS
  • 1 Floating Mini-Humbucker / 1 volume / 1 tone
  • USA Seymour Duncan Johnny Smith Floating Mini-Humbucker
  • N/A
  • 2 Mini-Hexagon
  • N/A
  • Cream
  • EG2P mono
  • 500k
CASE
  • Deluxe Hardshell Case