Premier EXL-1

$999.99

Tailpiece
Color
SKU#: DAPEXL1SWLT

Warm, Woody Archtop Tone

Upon its return to the Premier Series, the flagship D'Angelico archtop has received a makeover. Now featuring a satin finish over natural wood tones, the Premier EXL-1 offers warmer, woodier archtop tone than ever before. With a slim C-shape neck, medium vintage fretwire and comfortable 1 and 11/16" nut width, the EXL-1 is remarkably playable, whether you're a young jazzer or seasoned vet. Featuring classic Art Deco aesthetic flourishes and a single floating Duncan Designed mini-humbucker for unobstructed, articulate tone, the Premier EXL-1 is a standout in its class. Now available in two vintage-inspired finishes: Satin Walnut and Satin Honey Blonde.

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The Pinnacle of Entry-Level Archtops

Based on John D’Angelico’s original design, the Premier EXL-1’s body shape makes use of the legendary archtop blueprint while offering modern comfort.

Punchy Mids and Acoustic Edge

A single floating mini-humbucker highlights the EXL-1’s natural mid range and warm acoustic edge.

Vintage Elegance

Offering signature D’Angelico features in the Stairstep tailpiece and iconic oversized headstock, the Premier EXL-1 offers remarkable sustain and rich harmonic overtones.

Premier EXL-1, Satin Walnut

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MODEL PREMIER EXL-1

Specific Model
Premier EXL-1, Satin Walnut
SKU
DAPEXL1SWLT

HARDWARE

Hardware Color
Chrome

HEADSTOCK

Headstock Shape
Standard
Logo Inlay
Mother of Pearl D'Angelico New York Logo
Series Inlay (Front)
Mother of Pearl Premier Shield Logo
Serial Number (Back)
Model Name, Serial Number
Binding
3-ply
Finish
Satin
Headpin
Cupola
Tuners
Grover 109 Super Rotomatic
Strings
D'Angelico Electrozinc Jazz 12's (12-52)
Truss Rod Cover
Aluminum Skyscraper
Nut Width
1 11/16”
Nut Material
PPS

FINGERBOARD

Material
Ovangkol
Binding
3-ply
Fretwire
Medium Vintage Nickel Silver
Scale Length
25.5"
Radius
14"
Top Inlay
White Pearloid Block
Side Marker
Yes
Fret Number
22

NECK

Material
Maple
Finish
Satin
Profile
C-Shape
Joint Type
Set-Thru
Thickness
1F: 20mm, 12F: 22mm
Truss Rod
Dual Action

BODY

Body Shape
Single Cutaway
Body Style
Hollowbody
Body Depth
3"
Body Width
17"
Color
Walnut
Finish
Satin
Top Material
Laminated Spruce
Back Material
Laminated Flame Maple
Side Material
Laminated Flame Maple
Binding
1-ply
Bridge
Ovangkol
Tailpiece
Stairstep
Pickguard
Tortoise Scalini (5-ply)
Back Plate
N/A
Pickup Selector
N/A
Knobs
2 Mini-Hexagon
Strap Buttons
Chrome

ELECTRONICS

Overview
1 Floating Mini Humbucker / 1 volume / 1 tone
Pickup (Neck)
Duncan Designed Floating Mini-Humbucker
Pickup (Middle)
N/A
Pickup (Bridge)
N/A
Pots
500k
Output Jack
Standard Mono

GENERAL

Case
Gig Bag (DAPEEXL1BAG)
Made In
Indonesia

Faton Macula with the Premier EXL-1

D'Angelico Showroom, New York City | Acclaimed NYC based guitarist Faton Macula lays some jazz- inspired blues on our revamped Premier EXL-1.

Premier EXL-1 Demo with Eric Assarsson

Upon its return to the Premier Series, the flagship D'Angelico archtop has received a makeover. Now featuring a satin finish over natural wood tones, the Premier EXL-1 offers warmer, woodier archtop tone than ever before. With a slim C-shape neck, medium vintage fretwire and comfortable 1 and 11/16" nut width, the EXL-1 is remarkably playable, whether you're a young jazzer or seasoned vet. Featuring classic Art Deco aesthetic flourishes and a single floating Duncan Designed mini-humbucker for unobstructed, articulate tone, the Premier EXL-1 is a standout in its class. Now available in two vintage-inspired finishes: Satin Walnut and Satin Honey Blonde.

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