Premier Series

Premier EXL-1New Options

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D’Angelico's flagship archtop returns in the all-new Premier Series. Crafted from John D’Angelico’s original design, the Premier EXL-1's balanced, organic tone recalls the sound of a classic New York jazz box. Couple that with signature D'Angelico features in the Stairstep tailpiece, Skyscraper truss rod cover, and iconic headstock, the EXL-1 embodies elegance. Its single floating mini-humbucker highlights its naturally punchy mids and warm acoustic edge. Designed for jazz players worldwide, the Premier EXL-1 is a staple.

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Premier EXL-1New Options

Where to buy
D’Angelico's flagship archtop returns in the all-new Premier Series. Crafted from John D’Angelico’s original design, the Premier EXL-1's balanced, organic tone recalls the sound of a classic New York jazz box. Couple that with signature D'Angelico features in the Stairstep tailpiece, Skyscraper truss rod cover, and iconic headstock, the EXL-1 embodies elegance. Its single floating mini-humbucker highlights its naturally punchy mids and warm acoustic edge. Designed for jazz players worldwide, the Premier EXL-1 is a staple.
D'Angelico Mini-Humbucker
D’Angelico’s custom mini-humbucker is built for organic archtop tone, designed to pair exceptionally with the Premier EXL-1.
Cream Binding
A classic cream binding lines the Premier Series for a traditional, vintage look.
Electrozinc Strings
All models are strung with Electrozinc, co-designed by D'Angelico and D'Addario, guaranteeing exceptional longevity and tone.
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Premier EXL-1 Specs

MODEL
  • Premier EXL-1 Black
HARDWARE
  • Chrome
HEAD
  • Mother of Pearl Premier Shield Logo
  • Serial Number
  • Rotomatic Stairstep
  • D'Angelico Electrozinc Jazz 12's (12-52)
  • Aluminum Skyscraper
  • 1 11/16”
  • PPS
FINGERBOARD
  • Rosewood
  • 1-ply Cream
  • Medium
  • 25.5”
  • 14"
  • White Perloid Block
  • Yes
  • 22
  • N/A
NECK
  • Maple
  • C-Shape
  • Set-Thru
  • 21mm
  • 23mm
  • Dual Action
BODY
  • Hollowbody
  • 3"
  • 17"
  • Black
  • Single cutaway
  • Laminated Spruce
  • Laminated Maple
  • Laminated Maple
  • 1-Ply
  • Rosewood
  • D’Angelico Stairstep
  • Scalini
  • 2 Chrome
ELECTRONICS (Electric)
  • 1 Floating Mini-Humbucker / 1 volume / 1 tone
  • 1 D'Angelico Floating Mini-Humbucker
  • N/A
CASE
  • Gig Bag
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Premier EXL-1 Specs

MODEL
  • Premier EXL-1 White
HARDWARE
  • Chrome
HEAD
  • Mother of Pearl Premier Shield Logo
  • Serial Number
  • Rotomatic Stairstep
  • D'Angelico Electrozinc Jazz 12's (12-52)
  • Aluminum Skyscraper
  • 1 11/16”
  • PPS
FINGERBOARD
  • Rosewood
  • 1-ply Cream
  • Medium
  • 25.5”
  • 14"
  • White Perloid Block
  • Yes
  • 22
  • N/A
NECK
  • Maple
  • C-Shape
  • Set-Thru
  • 21mm
  • 23mm
  • Dual Action
BODY
  • Hollowbody
  • 3"
  • 17"
  • White
  • Single cutaway
  • Laminated Spruce
  • Laminated Maple
  • Laminated Maple
  • 1-Ply
  • Rosewood
  • D’Angelico Stairstep
  • Scalini
  • 2 Chrome
ELECTRONICS (Electric)
  • 1 Floating Mini-Humbucker / 1 volume / 1 tone
  • 1 D'Angelico Floating Mini-Humbucker
  • N/A
CASE
  • Gig Bag
DAPEXL1TWNCT

Premier EXL-1 Specs

MODEL
  • Premier EXL-1 Trans Wine
HARDWARE
  • Chrome
HEAD
  • Mother of Pearl Premier Shield Logo
  • Serial Number
  • Rotomatic Stairstep
  • D'Angelico Electrozinc Jazz 12's (12-52)
  • Aluminum Skyscraper
  • 1 11/16”
  • PPS
FINGERBOARD
  • Rosewood
  • 1-ply Cream
  • Medium
  • 25.5”
  • 10"
  • White Perloid Block
  • Yes
  • 22
  • N/A
NECK
  • Maple
  • C-Shape
  • Set-Thru
  • 21mm
  • 23mm
  • Dual Action
BODY
  • Hollowbody
  • 3"
  • 17"
  • Trans Wine
  • Single cutaway
  • Laminated Spruce
  • Laminated Maple
  • Laminated Maple
  • 1-Ply
  • Rosewood
  • D’Angelico Stairstep
  • Scalini
  • 2 Chrome
ELECTRONICS (Electric)
  • 1 Floating Mini-Humbucker / 1 volume / 1 tone
  • 1 D'Angelico Floating Mini-Humbucker
  • N/A
CASE
  • Gig Bag
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Premier EXL-1 Specs

MODEL
  • Premier EXL-1 Trans Wine Lefty
HARDWARE
  • Chrome
HEAD
  • Mother of Pearl Premier Shield Logo
  • Serial Number
  • Rotomatic Stairstep
  • D'Angelico Electrozinc Jazz 12's (12-52)
  • Aluminum Skyscraper
  • 1 11/16”
  • PPS
FINGERBOARD
  • Rosewood
  • 1-ply Cream
  • Medium
  • 25.5”
  • 14"
  • White Perloid Block
  • Yes
  • 22
  • N/A
NECK
  • Maple
  • C-Shape
  • Set-Thru
  • 21mm
  • 23mm
  • Dual Action
BODY
  • Hollowbody
  • 3"
  • 17"
  • Trans Wine
  • Single cutaway
  • Laminated Spruce
  • Laminated Maple
  • Laminated Maple
  • 1-Ply
  • Rosewood
  • D’Angelico Stairstep
  • Scalini
  • 2 Chrome
ELECTRONICS (Electric)
  • 1 Floating Mini-Humbucker / 1 volume / 1 tone
  • 1 D'Angelico Floating Mini-Humbucker
  • N/A
CASE
  • Gig Bag
DAPEXL1OTCT

Premier EXL-1 Specs

MODEL
  • Premier EXL-1 Ocean Turquoise (2018)
HARDWARE
  • Chrome
HEAD
  • Mother of Pearl Premier Shield Logo
  • KP180001-Silver Screen
  • Rotomatic Stairstep
  • D'Angelico Electrozinc Jazz 12's (12-52)
  • Aluminum Skyscraper
  • 1 11/16”
  • PPS
FINGERBOARD
  • Ovangkol
  • Multi-ply Cream
  • Medium
  • 25.5”
  • 14"
  • White Perloid Block
  • Yes
  • 22
  • N/A
NECK
  • Maple
  • C-Shape
  • Set-Thru
  • 20mm
  • 22mm
  • Dual Action
BODY
  • Hollowbody
  • 3"
  • 17"
  • Ocean Turquoise
  • Single cutaway
  • Laminated Spruce
  • Laminated Maple
  • Laminated Maple
  • 3-Ply
  • Ovangkol
  • D’Angelico Stairstep
  • Tortoise Scalini (5-Ply)
  • 2 Chrome
ELECTRONICS (Electric)
  • 1 Floating Mini-Humbucker / 1 volume / 1 tone
  • Seymour Duncan Designed Floating Mini-Humbucker
  • N/A
CASE
  • Gig Bag
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Premier EXL-1 Specs

MODEL
  • Premier EXL-1 Army Green (2018, Guitar Center Exclusive)
HARDWARE
  • Chrome
HEAD
  • Mother of Pearl Premier Shield Logo
  • Serial Number
  • Rotomatic Stairstep
  • D'Angelico Electrozinc Jazz 12's (12-52)
  • Aluminum Skyscraper
  • 1 11/16”
  • PPS
FINGERBOARD
  • Rosewood
  • 1-ply Cream
  • Medium
  • 25.5”
  • 14"
  • White Perloid Block
  • Yes
  • 22
  • N/A
NECK
  • Maple
  • C-Shape
  • Set-Thru
  • 21mm
  • 23mm
  • Dual Action
BODY
  • Hollowbody
  • 3"
  • 17"
  • Army Green
  • Single cutaway
  • Laminated Spruce
  • Laminated Maple
  • Laminated Maple
  • 1-Ply
  • Rosewood
  • D’Angelico Stairstep
  • Scalini
  • 2 Chrome
ELECTRONICS (Electric)
  • 1 Floating Mini-Humbucker / 1 volume / 1 tone
  • 1 D'Angelico Floating Mini-Humbucker
  • N/A
CASE
  • Gig Bag