Excel Series

Excel Style B Throwback

Back by popular demand and reimagined for the first time since its debut, the Excel Style B Throwback is a slimmed down non-cutaway archtop and time machine to the Jazz Age. A slim-C neck profile, shallow upper bout depth, and 25-inch scale length make the Style B Throwback a notably comfortable archtop while still maintaining robust acoustic tone. Old-school details and Throwback Collection appointments—including the scroll-style headstock designed by John D'Angelico in the 30s—make the Style B a visual stunner. Available in Vintage Natural and Viola.
US MAP: $1999.99
US MAP: $1999.99
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Excel Style B Throwback

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Back by popular demand and reimagined for the first time since its debut, the Excel Style B Throwback is a slimmed down non-cutaway archtop and time machine to the Jazz Age. A slim-C neck profile, shallow upper bout depth, and 25-inch scale length make the Style B Throwback a notably comfortable archtop while still maintaining robust acoustic tone. Old-school details and Throwback Collection appointments—including the scroll-style headstock designed by John D'Angelico in the 30s—make the Style B a visual stunner. Available in Vintage Natural and Viola.

Who's playing the Excel Style B Throwback

Who's playing the Excel Style B Throwback

  • Vinny Raniolo

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 Style B Throwback Specs

MODEL
  • Excel Style B 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
  • 24.75"
  • 16"
  • Mother of Pearl Full Fret Block
  • Yes
  • 20 (Scroll-Style Bevel)
NECK
  • 3 piece
  • Gloss
  • C-Shape
  • Set-Thru
  • 20mm
  • 22mm
  • Dual Action
BODY
  • Non-Cutaway
  • Hollowbody
  • 2.8"
  • 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
  • DAESTBTBVIOGT
  • Korea
  • Deluxe Hardshell Case
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Excel Style B Throwback Specs

MODEL EXCEL STYLE B THROWBACK
  • Excel Style B 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
  • 24.75"
  • 16"
  • Mother of Pearl Full Fret Block
  • Yes
  • 20 (Scroll-Style Bevel)
NECK
  • 3 piece
  • Gloss
  • C-Shape
  • Set-Thru
  • 20mm
  • 22mm
  • Dual Action
BODY
  • Non-Cutaway
  • Hollowbody
  • 2.8"
  • 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
  • DAESTBTBVNATGT
  • Korea
  • Deluxe Hardshell Case