D'Angelico Excel EXL-1 2018 Vintage Sunburst Archtop Guitar

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John D’Angelico’s original archtop design is legend, and the EXL-1 is its modern-day counterpart. True to the original in every detail and upgraded for 2018, the EXL-1 features a USA-made Seymour Duncan Johnny Smith Floating Mini-Humbucker to maximize the acoustic tone of its commanding 17-inch-wide, 3-inch-deep body. Art Deco-inspired details frame the EXL-1—with a scroll-style neck bevel, mother-of-pearl inlays on an ebony bridge, and split-block inlays on a pau ferro fingerboard.


Split-Block Inlays Mother-of-Pearl split-block inlays indulge in Art Deco decadence—a small but impactful aesthetic detail new for 2018.

Fingerboard Scroll Bevel An aesthetic nod to original D'Angelico Art Deco decadence, an elegant scroll-style bevel adorns the end of the EXL-1's fingerboard.

Mother-of-Pearl Bridge Inlays Referencing a number of John D'Angelico's original archtop designs, two subtle mother-of-pearl inlays dress up the EXL-1's ebony bridge.

Grover Imperial Super-Rotomatic Tuners Grover Imperial Super-Rotomatic tuners boast an exceptionally smooth turning radius, allowing for supreme tuning accuracy and keeping you in tune longer.

Slim C-Shape Neck No matter the player, no matter the hands, a slim C-shape neck makes for supreme playability free of wrist-ache.

Stairstep Tailpiece Our reinforced signature Stairstep tailpiece makes for sturdiness, maximum resonance, comfortable string tension, and is part of D'Angelico's legendary Art-Deco aesthetic.

Body StyleHollow
Body ShapeSingle-Cutaway
Body Depth3"
Body Width17"
Top MaterialLaminated Spruce
Back MaterialLaminated Flame Maple
Side MaterialLaminated Flame Maple
FinishVintage Sunburst
PickupSeymour Duncan Johny Smith Floating Mini-Humbucker
Binding5 Ply
PickguardTortoise Scalini
BridgeArched Ebony with Pearl Block
Hardware ColorGold
Controls1 Volume / 1 Tone
KnobsMini Hexagon
TailpieceD'Angelico Stairstep
TunersGrover Super Rotomatic
LogoMother of Pearl Excel Shield
Headstock VeneerEbony
Nut MaterialBone
Nut Size1 11/16"
Truss RodDual Action
Truss Rod CoverGold Skyscraper
Neck ShapeC-Shape
Neck Material3-Piece Neck Maple/Walnut/Maple
Fretboard MaterialPau Ferro
Side Position MarkerBlack Dot
InlaySplit-Block Mother of Pearl
Fret Number22
Fret WireMedium Jumbo
StringsD'Angelico Electrozinc Jazz 12's (12-52)
Output JackSwitchcraft USA
Strap PinTwo Gold
CaseDeluxe Hard Case