Excel Series

Excel EXL-1A

Designed to capture the true essence of the instrument, the EXL-1A is a no-frills acoustic archtop. Plug, play and bask in organic tone. Featuring our electro-core piezo pickup, no knobs means trust in tone. With a 17-inch body and a slim C-shape neck, the EXL-1A is comfortable and exceptionally built, ideal for both electric and acoustic players -- especially those looking to stand out. With 7-ply binding, a Scalini pickguard, and Grover Super Rotomatic tuners, the legendary D'Angelico aesthetic abounds. Robust in sound when amplified or acoustic, the EXL-1A is an elegant addition to our burgeoning acoustic line.

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Excel EXL-1A

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Designed to capture the true essence of the instrument, the EXL-1A is a no-frills acoustic archtop. Plug, play and bask in organic tone. Featuring our electro-core piezo pickup, no knobs means trust in tone. With a 17-inch body and a slim C-shape neck, the EXL-1A is comfortable and exceptionally built, ideal for both electric and acoustic players -- especially those looking to stand out. With 7-ply binding, a Scalini pickguard, and Grover Super Rotomatic tuners, the legendary D'Angelico aesthetic abounds. Robust in sound when amplified or acoustic, the EXL-1A is an elegant addition to our burgeoning acoustic line.
Grover Imperial Super-Rotomatic Tuners
Grover Imperial Super-Rotomatic tuners boast an exceptionally smooth turning radius, allowing for supreme tuning accuracy and keeping you in tune longer.
Slim C-Shape Neck
No matter the player, no matter the hands, a slim C-shape neck makes for supreme playability free of wrist-ache.
Stairstep Tailpiece
Our reinforced signature Stairstep tailpiece makes for sturdiness, maximum resonance, comfortable string tension, and is part of D'Angelico's legendary Art-Deco aesthetic.
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Excel EXL-1A Specs

  • Hollow
  • Single-Cutaway
  • 3"
  • 17"
  • Laminated Spruce
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • 25.5"
  • 7-Ply
  • Tortoise Scalini 5-Ply
  • Piezo
  • Floating Ebony
  • Gold
  • D'Angelico Stairstep
  • Grover Super Rotomatic
  • Ebony
  • 3-Piece Neck Maple/Walnut/Maple
  • Rosewood
  • Mother of Pearl
  • D'Addario EXP-16
  • Side Mount Switchcraft
  • Deluxe Hard Case