19 Jan D’Angelico Excel Returns
D’Angelico Excel returns – EXl-1 and Style B
Their flagship archtops, Inspired by John D’Angelico’s original designs, return with vintage style appointments and the rich, woody tone, evocative of mid-century New York jazz.
This single-cutaway is based on the “Excel” model that was first introduced in 1947 and offers woody, articulate tone, ideal for both rhythm and lead playing.
Featuring a redesigned neck shape, the EXL-1 promises the perfect balance of comfort and heft, still prioritizing remarkable mobility but also offering improved handfit.
Comes in two finishes and pickup configurations. On the Dark Iced Tea Burst finish, a full-sized Seymour Duncan 59 humbucker yields broad tone with singing sustain.
While a Johnny Smith Floating Mini-bucker on the new Amber finish offers woody, focused tone that prioritizes body top resonance.
Features include Grover hardware, an ebony fingerboard, and Jescar fretwire.
A faithful replica of John D’Angelico’s rhythm-focused archtop and go-to model throughout the 1930’s, the Style B is an old-school non-cutaway archtop embodying the spirit of New York City jazz.
With a 24.75″ scale length and only 20 frets, the Style B is easy to wield and offers naturally rich, mellow tone.
A redesigned neck shape offers improved handfit and sustain while still prioritizing remarkable comfort.
The Style B features the legendary DeArmond Rhythm Chief pickup, often seen on original D’Angelico’s of the late 30s and 40s.
Features include Grover hardware, an ebony fingerboard, and Jescar fretwire. Available in Dark Iced Tea Burst and Amber.
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