Excel Series

Excel EXL-1 ThrowbackNew For 2020

A vintage spin on our flagship model, the Excel EXL-1 Throwback embodies the legacy of fine archtops. A 17-inch-wide, 3-inch-deep body emanates warm, woody archtop tone propelled by a single floating Seymour Duncan Johnny Smith mini-humbucker. And visually—it's hard to look away. Old-school full-fret mother-of-pearl fingerboard inlays on an ebony fingerboard lead to a scroll-style headstock designed by John D'Angelico in the 30s, while a satin ebony pickguard meets a spruce top featuring multi-bound Throwback f-holes. Available in Vintage Natural and Viola.
US MAP: $1999.99
US MAP: $1999.99
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Excel EXL-1 ThrowbackNew For 2020

Where to buy
A vintage spin on our flagship model, the Excel EXL-1 Throwback embodies the legacy of fine archtops. A 17-inch-wide, 3-inch-deep body emanates warm, woody archtop tone propelled by a single floating Seymour Duncan Johnny Smith mini-humbucker. And visually—it's hard to look away. Old-school full-fret mother-of-pearl fingerboard inlays on an ebony fingerboard lead to a scroll-style headstock designed by John D'Angelico in the 30s, while a satin ebony pickguard meets a spruce top featuring multi-bound Throwback f-holes. Available in Vintage Natural and Viola.

Details

Throwback Scroll-style Headstock
Designed by John D'Angelico in the 1940s, the new Throwback Scroll-style headstock design offers a more minimalistic, contemporary take on the opulent D'Angelico headstock design.
Ebony Fingerboard with Full Fret Mother-of-Pearl Blocks
Traditionally used on archtops for its notable articulation, the Excel Throwback Collection features ebony fingerboards, resulting in the unmistakable "woody" tone heard across the history of fine archtops.
Macassar Ebony Pickguard
Matching the new Throwback Collection scroll-style headstock, a satin-finished macassar ebony pickguard adds comfort, style, and old-school swag.
Throwback F-Holes
Further aiding in the "woody" tone of the archtops found in the Throwback Collection, throwback-style f-holes are more contoured and slightly wider, emanating more tone and offering greater projection.
USA Seymour Duncan Johnny Smith Pickup
Modeled after the tone of the great jazz guitarist Johnny Smith, Seymour Duncan Johnny Smith mini-humbucker elevates archtop tone. A lot of tone in a little pickup.
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Excel EXL-1 Throwback Specs

MODEL EXCEL EXL-1 THROWBACK
  • Excel EXL-1 Throwback, Vintage Natural
HARDWARE
  • Gold
HEADSTOCK
  • Mother of Pearl D'Angelico New York Logo
  • Mother of Pearl Throwback Excel Series Shield
  • Model Name, Serial Number
  • 7-ply, Cream
  • N/A
  • Grover Super Rotomatic
  • D'Angelico Electrozinc Jazz 12's (12-52)
  • Aluminum Skyscraper, Gold
  • 1 11/16”
  • Bone
FINGERBOARD
  • Ebony
  • 3 Ply
  • Medium Jumbo
  • 25.5”
  • 16"
  • Mother of Pearl Full Fret Block
  • Yes
  • 22 (Scroll-Style Bevel)
NECK
  • 3 piece
  • Gloss
  • C-Shape
  • Set-Thru
  • 20mm
  • 22mm
  • Dual Action
BODY
  • Single Cutaway
  • Hollowbody
  • 3"
  • 17"
  • Vintage Natural
  • Gloss
  • Laminated Spruce
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • 5-ply body, 2-ply Throwback F-hole
  • Floating Ebony
  • D’Angelico Stairstep
  • Satin Ebony Macassar, Throwback Flag
  • N/A
  • 2 Mini-Hexagon
  • Two Gold / Locking
ELECTRONICS
  • 1 Floating Mini-Humbucker / 1 volume / 1 tone
  • USA Seymour Duncan Johnny Smith Floating Mini-Humbucker
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • 500k
  • Standard mono
GENERAL
  • DAEXL1TBVNATGT
  • Korea
  • Deluxe Hardshell Case
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Excel EXL-1 Throwback Specs

MODEL
  • Excel EXL-1 Throwback, Viola
HARDWARE
  • Gold
HEADSTOCK
  • Mother of Pearl D'Angelico New York Logo
  • Mother of Pearl Throwback Excel Series Shield
  • Model Name, Serial Number
  • 7-ply, Cream
  • N/A
  • Grover Super Rotomatic
  • D'Angelico Electrozinc Jazz 12's (12-52)
  • Aluminum Skyscraper, Gold
  • 1 11/16”
  • Bone
FINGERBOARD
  • Ebony
  • 3 Ply
  • Medium Jumbo
  • 25.5”
  • 16"
  • Mother of Pearl Full Fret Block
  • Yes
  • 22 (Scroll-Style Bevel)
NECK
  • 3 piece
  • Gloss
  • C-Shape
  • Set-Thru
  • 20mm
  • 22mm
  • Dual Action
BODY
  • Single Cutaway
  • Hollowbody
  • 3"
  • 17"
  • Viola
  • Gloss
  • Laminated Spruce
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • 5-ply body, 2-ply Throwback F-hole
  • Floating Ebony
  • D’Angelico Stairstep
  • Satin Ebony Macassar, Throwback Flag
  • N/A
  • 2 Mini-Hexagon
  • Two Gold / Locking
ELECTRONICS
  • 1 Floating Mini-Humbucker / 1 volume / 1 tone
  • USA Seymour Duncan Johnny Smith Floating Mini-Humbucker
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • 500k
  • Standard mono
GENERAL
  • DAEXL1TBVIOGT
  • Korea
  • Deluxe Hardshell Case