Premier Excel

Premier EXL-1

$849.99

Tailpiece
Color
SKU#: DAPEXL1OTCT

Warm, Woody Archtop Tone

D'Angelico's flagship archtop—now available in the Premier Series. Crafted from John D’Angelico’s original design, the Premier EXL-1's balanced, organic tone captures the unmistakable sound of a New York jazz box. Couple that with signature D'Angelico features in the Stairstep tailpiece and iconic headstock, the EXL-1 embodies elegance. Its single floating mini-humbucker highlights its naturally punchy mids and warm acoustic edge. Designed for jazzers at every turn, the Premier EXL-1 is the finest archtop in its class. Now available in Ocean Turquoise, Fiesta Red, and Champagne.

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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 Ocean Turquoise

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MODEL

Specific Model
Premier EXL-1 Ocean Turquoise

HARDWARE

Hardware Color
Chrome

HEAD

Logo (Front)
Mother of Pearl Premier Shield Logo
Logo (Back)
Serial Number, Silver Screen
Machine Head
Rotomatic Stairstep
String
D'Angelico Electrozinc Jazz 12's (12-52)
Truss Rod Cover
Aluminum Skyscraper, Chrome
Nut Width
1 11/16”
Nut Material
PPS

FINGERBOARD

Material
Ovangkol
Binding
Multi-ply
Fretwire
Medium Jumbo
Scale
25.5”
Radius
14"
Position Inlay Top
MOP Acrylic Block
—Side Marker
Black Dot
Fret Number
22

NECK

Material
3 piece
Shape of Back
C-Shape
Joint Type
Set-Thru
Thickness at 1st Fret
20mm
Thickness at 12th Fret
22mm
Truss Rod
Dual Action

BODY

Body Style
Hollowbody Archtop
Body Depth
3"
Body Width
17"
Color
Ocean Turquoise
Shape
Single Cutaway
Top Material
Laminated Spruce
Back Material
Laminated Flame Maple
Side Material
Laminated Flame Maple
Binding Top
Multi-ply Cream
Bridge
Ovangkol
Tail & Tailpiece
D’Angelico Stairstep Trapeze
Pickguard
Two Chrome
Strap Button
Yes
Knobs
2 Black Hex Knobs
Lefty
Yes

ELECTRONICS (Electric)

Electronics Overview
1 Floating Mini Humbucker / 1 volume / 1 tone
Pickup (Neck)
Duncan-Designed Floating Mini-Humbucker
Pickup (Bridge)
N/A

CASE

Case
Gig Bag

Vinny Raniolo and the Inspiration of the Premier EXL-1

Acclaimed New York based jazz guitarist Vinny Raniolo shows us the all new Premier EXL-1 in Fiesta Red and talks about the history of D'Angelico. Composition: "I'll See You In My Dreams"

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