Premier Excel

Excel SS

$1,999.99

Tailpiece
Color
SKU#: DAESSVNATGT

Warm and Punchy

The Excel SS has asserted itself in the world of semi-hollow guitars. A 15-inch-wide single-cutaway, the SS is equal parts warm and punchy. Perfectly balanced Seymour Duncan 59 Humbuckers provide savory tone—including coil-tapping push/pull tone knobs for single-coil sparkle—while a slim C-shape neck profile offers maximum comfort. Now featuring an ebony fingerboard for archtop articulation and remarkable sustain. Now available in Vintage Natural, Viola, and Black Dog with a D'Angelico Shield Tremolo.

Explore all SS Variations

Features
Features
Specs & Compare
Videos
Photos
Artists

Flagship Semi-hollow Design

A curvaceous and compact single-cutaway semi-hollow with a full-sized yet lightweight center block, the Excel SS is D’Angelico’s preeminent semi-hollow design.

Seymour Duncan 59s with Coil Splitting

Equal parts rich and clear across the tonal spectrum, USA Seymour Duncan 59 humbuckers offer vintage-inspired tones and remarkable articulation. Paired with coil-splitting push/pull tone knobs for maximum versatility.

Ebony Fingerboard

With a bright edge for greater articulation and smooth sustain, an ebony fingerboard now graces the Excel SS. Featuring a modern radius and medium jumbo fretwire from Jescar.

Grover Imperial Tuners

Grover Imperial tuners inspired by vintage D’Angelico’s from the 40s and 50s ensure consistent and accurate tuning with a 16:1 gear ratio.

Excel SS Vintage Natural

Compare another model

MODEL EXCEL SS

Specific Model
Excel SS, Vintage Natural
SKU
DAESSVNATGT

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 Imperial
Strings
D'Angelico Electrozinc 10's (10-46)
Truss Rod Cover
Aluminum Skyscraper
Nut Width
1 11/16”
Nut Material
Bone

FINGERBOARD

Material
Ebony
Binding
3-ply
Fretwire
Jescar 47/104 Nickel Silver
Scale Length
25"
Radius
16"
Top Inlay
Mother of Pearl/Abalone Split-Block
Side Marker
Yes
Fret Number
22

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
Semi-hollow (with centerblock)
Body Depth
1.75"
Body Width
15"
Color
Vintage Natural
Finish
Gloss
Top Material
Laminated Spruce
Back Material
Laminated Flame Maple
Side Material
Laminated Flame Maple
Binding
5-ply
Bridge
Gold Tune-O-Matic
Tailpiece
Stairstep
Pickguard
Tortoise Scalini (5 Ply)
Back Plate
N/A
Pickup Selector
3-way Toggle
Knobs
4 Ebony
Strap Buttons
Gold, Locking

ELECTRONICS

Overview
2 Humbuckers / 2 volume / 2 tone (push/pull) / 3-way toggle switch
Pickup (Neck)
USA Seymour Duncan 59 Humbucker (Gold Cover)
Pickup (Middle)
N/A
Pickup (Bridge)
USA Seymour Duncan 59 Humbucker (Gold Cover)
Pots
500k
Output Jack
Standard mono

GENERAL

Case
Deluxe Hardshell

Excel SS Demo with Mark Whitfield

World renowned jazz guitarist Mark Whitfield walks us through the Excel SS in new Vintage Natural. Amp - Fender Deluxe Reverb Mic - SM57 Overdrive - Greer Lightspeed

Palehound x Excel SS | Artist Sessions

In this artist session, Palehound discusses hardships she's overcome as a musician, the development of her playing style, and what she loves about the Excel SS. Watch her perform her song "Bullshit" in our NYC Showroom. Guitar: Excel SS Amp: Supro Black Magick

Luke Pritchard

The Kooks

Nai Palm

Hiatus Kaiyote

Justin-Lee Schultz

Kerry Marshall

Jamie Leeming

Alfa Mist

David Rosenthal

Jake Cinninger

Umphreys McGee

Allan Harris

Dario Chiazzolino

You may also like

Show All

Join our mailing list for product updates and giveaways.

Newsletter Signup:

Newsletter