Excel Series

Excel SS

Where to buy
The Excel SS has earned its place as a modern standout. A 15-inch-wide single-cutaway archtop, the SS is lightweight, punchy, and versatile. High-output Kent Armstrong humbuckers make for crisp attack and remarkable resonance, while a slim C-shape neck profile offers maximum comfort. Revered by players from Bob Weir to Kurt Rosenwinkel, the SS is no stranger to stages. Now available with both our signature D’Angelico Stairstep trapeze-style tailpiece or a traditional stop tailpiece with full center block.

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Excel SS

Where to buy
The Excel SS has earned its place as a modern standout. A 15-inch-wide single-cutaway archtop, the SS is lightweight, punchy, and versatile. High-output Kent Armstrong humbuckers make for crisp attack and remarkable resonance, while a slim C-shape neck profile offers maximum comfort. Revered by players from Bob Weir to Kurt Rosenwinkel, the SS is no stranger to stages. Now available with both our signature D’Angelico Stairstep trapeze-style tailpiece or a traditional stop tailpiece with full center block.

Who's playing the Excel SS

Who's playing the Excel SS

  • Kurt Rosenwinkel
  • Luke Pritchard of The Kooks
  • Allen Stone
  • Nai Palm of Hiatus Kaiyote
  • Beau Diakowicz
  • Kerry Marshall of Kendrick Lamar
  • Kenny Loggins
  • Hana Elion of Overcoats
  • Jane Wiedlin of The Go-Go's
  • Jake Cinninger of Umphrey's McGee
  • Curt Chambers of Eminem
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.
Kent Armstrong Vintage Humbuckers
D'Angelico Excel Series guitars are strapped with Kent Armstrong Vintage 57 humbuckers for natural, organic tone.
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.
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.
Nai Palm
of Hiatus Kaiyote with her custom EX-SS.
Jake Cinniger
of Umphrey's McGee with his EX-SS.
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Excel SS Specs

MODEL SS
  • Excel SS Honeyburst Stopbar
HARDWARE
  • Gold
HEAD
  • Mother of Pearl Excel Shield Logo
  • W180001-Gold Screen
  • Grover Super Rotomatic
  • D'Angelico Electrozinc 10's (10-46)
  • Aluminum Skyscraper
  • 1 11/16”
  • Bone
FINGERBOARD
  • Rosewood
  • 3 Ply
  • Medium Jumbo
  • 25”
  • 16"
  • Mother of Pearl Block
  • Yes
  • 22
  • N/A
NECK
  • 3 piece
  • C-Shape
  • Set-Thru
  • 20mm
  • 22mm
  • Dual Action
BODY
  • Semi-hollow (with CB)
  • 1.75"
  • 15”
  • Honeyburst
  • Single cutaway
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • 5 Ply
  • Gold or Black Tune-O-Matic
  • Stopbar
  • Tortoise Scalini (5 ply)
  • Two Gold
ELECTRONICS
  • 2 Humbuckers / 2 volume/ 2 tone / 3 way toggle switch
  • Kent Armstrong Humbucker
  • Kent Armstrong Humbucker
  • 4 Ebony
  • 3-Way Toggle Switch
  • Cream
  • EG2P mono
  • N/A
CASE
  • Deluxe Hardshell Case
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Excel SS Specs

MODEL
  • Excel SS Grey Black Stopbar
HARDWARE
  • Gold
HEAD
  • Mother of Pearl Excel Shield Logo
  • W180001-Gold Screen
  • Grover Super Rotomatic
  • D'Angelico Electrozinc 10's (10-46)
  • Aluminum Skyscraper
  • 1 11/16”
  • Bone
FINGERBOARD
  • Rosewood
  • 3 Ply
  • Medium Jumbo
  • 25”
  • 16"
  • Mother of Pearl Block
  • Yes
  • 22
  • N/A
NECK
  • 3 piece
  • C-Shape
  • Set-Thru
  • 20mm
  • 22mm
  • Dual Action
BODY
  • Semi-hollow (with CB)
  • 1.75"
  • 15”
  • Grey Black
  • Single cutaway
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • 5 Ply
  • Gold or Black Tune-O-Matic
  • Stopbar
  • Tortoise Scalini (5 ply)
  • Two Gold
ELECTRONICS
  • 2 Humbuckers / 2 volume/ 2 tone / 3 way toggle switch
  • Kent Armstrong Humbucker
  • Kent Armstrong Humbucker
  • 4 Ebony
  • 3-Way Toggle Switch
  • Cream
  • EG2P mono
  • N/A
CASE
  • Deluxe Hardshell Case
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Excel SS Specs

MODEL
  • Excel SS Vintage Sunburst Stairstep
HARDWARE
  • Gold
HEAD
  • Mother of Pearl Excel Shield Logo
  • W180001-Gold Screen
  • Grover Super Rotomatic
  • D'Angelico Electrozinc 10's (10-46)
  • Aluminum Skyscraper
  • 1 11/16”
  • Bone
FINGERBOARD
  • Rosewood
  • 3 Ply
  • Medium Jumbo
  • 25”
  • 16"
  • Mother of Pearl Block
  • Yes
  • 22
  • N/A
NECK
  • 3 piece
  • C-Shape
  • Set-Thru
  • 20mm
  • 22mm
  • Dual Action
BODY
  • Semi Hollow (with Post)
  • 1.75"
  • 15”
  • Vintage Sunburst
  • Single cutaway
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • 5 Ply
  • Gold or Black Tune-O-Matic
  • Stairstep
  • Tortoise Scalini (5 ply)
  • Two Gold
ELECTRONICS
  • 2 Humbuckers / 2 volume/ 2 tone / 3 way toggle switch
  • Kent Armstrong Humbucker
  • Kent Armstrong Humbucker
  • 4 Ebony
  • 3-Way Toggle Switch
  • Cream
  • EG2P mono
  • N/A
CASE
  • Deluxe Hardshell Case
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Excel SS Specs

MODEL
  • Excel SS Natural Stairstep
HARDWARE
  • Gold
HEAD
  • Mother of Pearl Excel Shield Logo
  • W180001-Gold Screen
  • Grover Super Rotomatic
  • D'Angelico Electrozinc 10's (10-46)
  • Aluminum Skyscraper
  • 1 11/16”
  • Bone
FINGERBOARD
  • Rosewood
  • 3 Ply
  • Medium Jumbo
  • 25”
  • 16"
  • Mother of Pearl Block
  • Yes
  • 22
  • N/A
NECK
  • 3 piece
  • C-Shape
  • Set-Thru
  • 20mm
  • 22mm
  • Dual Action
BODY
  • Semi Hollow (with Post)
  • 1.75"
  • 15”
  • Natural
  • Single cutaway
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • 5 Ply
  • Gold or Black Tune-O-Matic
  • D'Angelico Stairstep
  • Tortoise Scalini (5 ply)
  • Two Gold
ELECTRONICS
  • 2 Humbuckers / 2 volume/ 2 tone / 3 way toggle switch
  • Kent Armstrong Humbucker
  • Kent Armstrong Humbucker
  • 4 Ebony
  • 3-Way Toggle Switch
  • Cream
  • EG2P mono
  • N/A
CASE
  • Deluxe Hardshell Case
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Excel SS Specs

MODEL
  • Excel SS White Stairstep
HARDWARE
  • Gold
HEAD
  • Mother of Pearl Excel Shield Logo
  • W180001-Gold Screen
  • Grover Super Rotomatic
  • D'Angelico Electrozinc 10's (10-46)
  • Aluminum Skyscraper
  • 1 11/16”
  • Bone
FINGERBOARD
  • Rosewood
  • 3 Ply
  • Medium Jumbo
  • 25”
  • 16"
  • Mother of Pearl Block
  • Yes
  • 22
  • N/A
NECK
  • 3 piece
  • C-Shape
  • Set-Thru
  • 20mm
  • 22mm
  • Dual Action
BODY
  • Semi Hollow (with Post)
  • 1.75"
  • 15”
  • Natural
  • Single cutaway
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • 5 Ply
  • Gold or Black Tune-O-Matic
  • D'Angelico Stairstep
  • Tortoise Scalini (5 ply)
  • Two Gold
ELECTRONICS
  • 2 Humbuckers / 2 volume/ 2 tone / 3 way toggle switch
  • Kent Armstrong Humbucker
  • Kent Armstrong Humbucker
  • 4 Ebony
  • 3-Way Toggle Switch
  • Cream
  • EG2P mono
  • N/A
CASE
  • Deluxe Hardshell Case
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Excel SS Specs

MODEL
  • Excel SS Vintage Sunburst Lefty Stairstep
HARDWARE
  • Gold
HEAD
  • Mother of Pearl Excel Shield Logo
  • W180001-Gold Screen
  • Grover Super Rotomatic
  • D'Angelico Electrozinc 10's (10-46)
  • Aluminum Skyscraper
  • 1 11/16”
  • Bone
FINGERBOARD
  • Rosewood
  • 3 Ply
  • Medium Jumbo
  • 25”
  • 16"
  • Mother of Pearl Block
  • Yes
  • 22
  • N/A
NECK
  • 3 piece
  • C-Shape
  • Set-Thru
  • 20mm
  • 22mm
  • Dual Action
BODY
  • Semi Hollow (with Post)
  • 1.75"
  • 15”
  • Vintage Sunburst
  • Single cutaway
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • 5 Ply
  • Gold or Black Tune-O-Matic
  • D'Angelico Stairstep
  • Tortoise Scalini (5 ply)
  • Two Gold
ELECTRONICS
  • 2 Humbuckers / 2 volume/ 2 tone / 3 way toggle switch
  • Kent Armstrong Humbucker
  • Kent Armstrong Humbucker
  • 4 Ebony
  • 3-Way Toggle Switch
  • Cream
  • EG2P mono
  • N/A
CASE
  • Deluxe Hardshell Case
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Excel SS Specs

MODEL
  • Excel SS Natural Tint Lefty Stairstep
HARDWARE
  • Gold
HEAD
  • Mother of Pearl Excel Shield Logo
  • W180001-Gold Screen
  • Grover Super Rotomatic
  • D'Angelico Electrozinc 10's (10-46)
  • Aluminum Skyscraper
  • 1 11/16”
  • Bone
FINGERBOARD
  • Rosewood
  • 3 Ply
  • Medium Jumbo
  • 25”
  • 16"
  • Mother of Pearl Block
  • Yes
  • 22
  • N/A
NECK
  • 3 piece
  • C-Shape
  • Set-Thru
  • 20mm
  • 22mm
  • Dual Action
BODY
  • Semi Hollow (with Post)
  • 1.75"
  • 15”
  • Natural Tint
  • Single cutaway
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • 5 Ply
  • Gold or Black Tune-O-Matic
  • D'Angelico Stairstep
  • Tortoise Scalini (5 ply)
  • Two Gold
ELECTRONICS
  • 2 Humbuckers / 2 volume/ 2 tone / 3 way toggle switch
  • Kent Armstrong Humbucker
  • Kent Armstrong Humbucker
  • 4 Ebony
  • 3-Way Toggle Switch
  • Cream
  • EG2P mono
  • N/A
CASE
  • Deluxe Hardshell Case
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Excel SS Specs

MODEL
  • Excel SS Black Stairstep
HARDWARE
  • Black
HEAD
  • Mother of Pearl Excel Shield Logo
  • W180001-Gold Screen
  • Grover Super Rotomatic
  • D'Angelico Electrozinc 10's (10-46)
  • Aluminum Skyscraper
  • 1 11/16”
  • Bone
FINGERBOARD
  • Rosewood
  • 3 Ply
  • Medium Jumbo
  • 25”
  • 16"
  • Mother of Pearl Block
  • Yes
  • 22
  • N/A
NECK
  • 3 piece
  • C-Shape
  • Set-Thru
  • 20mm
  • 22mm
  • Dual Action
BODY
  • Semi Hollow (with Post)
  • 1.75"
  • 15”
  • Black
  • Single cutaway
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • 5 Ply
  • Gold or Black Tune-O-Matic
  • D'Angelico Stairstep
  • Black Scalini (5 ply)
  • Two Black
ELECTRONICS
  • 2 Humbuckers / 2 volume/ 2 tone / 3 way toggle switch
  • Kent Armstrong Humbucker
  • Kent Armstrong Humbucker
  • 4 Ebony
  • 3-Way Toggle Switch
  • Cream
  • EG2P mono
  • N/A
CASE
  • Deluxe Hardshell Case
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Excel SS Specs

MODEL
  • Excel SS Black Stairstep
HARDWARE
  • Gold
HEAD
  • Mother of Pearl Excel Shield Logo
  • W180001-Gold Screen
  • Grover Super Rotomatic
  • D'Angelico Electrozinc 10's (10-46)
  • Aluminum Skyscraper
  • 1 11/16”
  • Bone
FINGERBOARD
  • Rosewood
  • 3 Ply
  • Medium Jumbo
  • 25”
  • 16"
  • Mother of Pearl Block
  • Yes
  • 22
  • N/A
NECK
  • 3 piece
  • C-Shape
  • Set-Thru
  • 20mm
  • 22mm
  • Dual Action
BODY
  • Semi Hollow (with Centerblock)
  • 1.75"
  • 15”
  • Black
  • Single cutaway
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • 5 Ply
  • Gold or Black Tune-O-Matic
  • D'Angelico Stairstep
  • Tortoise Scalini (5 ply)
  • Two Gold
ELECTRONICS
  • 2 Humbuckers / 2 volume/ 2 tone / 3 way toggle switch
  • Kent Armstrong Humbucker
  • Kent Armstrong Humbucker
  • 4 Ebony
  • 3-Way Toggle Switch
  • Cream
  • EG2P mono
  • N/A
CASE
  • Deluxe Hardshell Case
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Excel SS Specs

MODEL
  • Excel SS Grey Black Stairstep
HARDWARE
  • Black
HEAD
  • Mother of Pearl Excel Shield Logo
  • W180001-Gold Screen
  • Grover Super Rotomatic
  • D'Angelico Electrozinc 10's (10-46)
  • Aluminum Skyscraper
  • 1 11/16”
  • Bone
FINGERBOARD
  • Rosewood
  • 3 Ply
  • Medium Jumbo
  • 25”
  • 16"
  • Mother of Pearl Block
  • Yes
  • 22
  • N/A
NECK
  • 3 piece
  • C-Shape
  • Set-Thru
  • 20mm
  • 22mm
  • Dual Action
BODY
  • Semi Hollow (with Post)
  • 1.75"
  • 15”
  • Grey Black
  • Single cutaway
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • 5 Ply
  • Gold or Black Tune-O-Matic
  • D'Angelico Stairstep
  • N/A
  • Two Black
ELECTRONICS
  • 2 Humbuckers / 2 volume/ 2 tone / 3 way toggle switch
  • Kent Armstrong Humbucker
  • Kent Armstrong Humbucker
  • 4 Ebony
  • 3-Way Toggle Switch
  • Cream
  • EG2P mono
  • N/A
CASE
  • Deluxe Hardshell Case
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Excel SS Specs

MODEL
  • Excel SS Natural Stairstep
HARDWARE
  • Black
HEAD
  • Mother of Pearl Excel Shield Logo
  • W180001-Gold Screen
  • Grover Super Rotomatic
  • D'Angelico Electrozinc 10's (10-46)
  • Aluminum Skyscraper
  • 1 11/16”
  • Bone
FINGERBOARD
  • Rosewood
  • 3 Ply
  • Medium Jumbo
  • 25”
  • 16"
  • Mother of Pearl Block
  • Yes
  • 22
  • N/A
NECK
  • 3 piece
  • C-Shape
  • Set-Thru
  • 20mm
  • 22mm
  • Dual Action
BODY
  • Semi Hollow (with Post)
  • 1.75"
  • 15”
  • Natural
  • Single cutaway
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • 5 Ply
  • Gold or Black Tune-O-Matic
  • D'Angelico Stairstep
  • N/A
  • Two Black
ELECTRONICS
  • 2 Humbuckers / 2 volume/ 2 tone / 3 way toggle switch
  • Kent Armstrong Humbucker
  • Kent Armstrong Humbucker
  • 4 Ebony
  • 3-Way Toggle Switch
  • Cream
  • EG2P mono
  • N/A
CASE
  • Deluxe Hardshell Case
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Excel SS Specs

MODEL
  • Excel SS Blueburst
HARDWARE
  • Gold
HEAD
  • Mother of Pearl Excel Shield Logo
  • W180001-Gold Screen
  • Grover Super Rotomatic
  • D'Angelico Electrozinc 10's (10-46)
  • Aluminum Skyscraper
  • 1 11/16”
  • Bone
FINGERBOARD
  • Rosewood
  • 3 Ply
  • Medium Jumbo
  • 25”
  • 16"
  • Mother of Pearl Block
  • Yes
  • 22
  • N/A
NECK
  • 3 piece
  • C-Shape
  • Set-Thru
  • 20mm
  • 22mm
  • Dual Action
BODY
  • Semi Hollow (with Centerblock)
  • 1.75"
  • 15”
  • Natural
  • Single cutaway
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • 5 Ply
  • Gold or Black Tune-O-Matic
  • D'Angelico Stairstep
  • N/A
  • Two Gold
ELECTRONICS
  • 2 Humbuckers / 2 volume/ 2 tone / 3 way toggle switch
  • Kent Armstrong Humbucker
  • Kent Armstrong Humbucker
  • 4 Ebony
  • 3-Way Toggle Switch
  • Cream
  • EG2P mono
  • N/A
CASE
  • Deluxe Hardshell Case
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Excel SS Specs

MODEL
  • Excel SS Cherry Stairstep
HARDWARE
  • Gold
HEAD
  • Mother of Pearl Excel Shield Logo
  • W180001-Gold Screen
  • Grover Super Rotomatic
  • D'Angelico Electrozinc 10's (10-46)
  • Aluminum Skyscraper
  • 1 11/16”
  • Bone
FINGERBOARD
  • Rosewood
  • 3 Ply
  • Medium Jumbo
  • 25”
  • 16"
  • Mother of Pearl Block
  • Yes
  • 22
  • N/A
NECK
  • 3 piece
  • C-Shape
  • Set-Thru
  • 20mm
  • 22mm
  • Dual Action
BODY
  • Semi Hollow (with Post)
  • 1.75"
  • 15”
  • Natural
  • Single cutaway
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • Laminated Flame Maple
  • 5 Ply
  • Gold or Black Tune-O-Matic
  • D'Angelico Stairstep
  • N/A
  • Two Gold
ELECTRONICS
  • 2 Humbuckers / 2 volume/ 2 tone / 3 way toggle switch
  • Kent Armstrong Humbucker
  • Kent Armstrong Humbucker
  • 4 Ebony
  • 3-Way Toggle Switch
  • Cream
  • EG2P mono
  • N/A
CASE
  • Deluxe Hardshell Case