EXCEL EXL-1 2018 Natural
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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.
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.
Our reinforced signature Stairstep tailpiece makes for sturdiness, maximum resonance, comfortable string tension, and is part of D'Angelico's legendary Art-Deco aesthetic.
|Top Material||Laminated Spruce|
|Back Material||Laminated Flame Maple|
|Side Material||Laminated Flame Maple|
|Finish||Iced Tea Burst|
|Pickup||Seymour Duncan Johny Smith Floating Mini-Humbucker|
|Bridge||Arched Ebony with Pearl Block|
|Controls||1 Volume / 1 Tone|
|Tuners||Grover Super Rotomatic|
|Logo||Mother of Pearl Excel Shield|
|Nut Size||1 11/16"|
|Truss Rod||Dual Action|
|Truss Rod Cover||Gold Skyscraper|
|Neck Material||3-Piece Neck Maple/Walnut/Maple|
|Fretboard Material||Pau Ferro|
|Side Position Marker||Black Dot|
|Inlay||Split-Block Mother of Pearl|
|Fret Wire||Medium Jumbo|
|Strings||D'Angelico Electrozinc Jazz 12's (12-52)|
|Output Jack||Switchcraft USA|
|Strap Pin||Two Gold|
|Case||Deluxe Hard Case|