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D'Angelico Excel EXL-1 Hollowbody Electric Guitar Amber


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A hollowbody electric guitar with exceptional tone and playability.

The D'Angelico Excel EXL-1 pays homage to the legendary New Yorker model with its classic hollowbody design and articulate tone that excels for both rhythm and lead playing. This flagship archtop features a redesigned neck shape that strikes the perfect balance between comfort and mobility. With its ebony fingerboard and Jescar fretwire, the Excel EXL-1 offers exceptionally smooth playability. Available in Vintage Sunburst and Amber finishes, the EXL-1 pairs vintage style with modern appointments.

Focused Tone With Johnny Smith Mini Humbucker

The EXL-1 comes equipped with a Johnny Smith floating mini humbucker pickup that provides focused, woody tone that allows the guitar's spruce top to sing. The floating design allows the pickup to vibrate freely for enhanced resonance and dynamics. You'll love the tight lows and clear highs of this versatile pickup.

Redesigned Neck for Comfort and Playability

D'Angelico redesigned the neck shape on the EXL-1 for the perfect balance of comfort and mobility. While still prioritizing remarkable playability, the new profile offers improved handfit compared to previous models. The EXL-1 gives you the low action and fast feel that a quality archtop is known for.

Smooth Playability

The ebony fingerboard and Jescar fretwire on the EXL-1 provide buttery smooth playability all over the neck. The 16" fingerboard radius feels fast and slick, while the ebony offers a pleasingly smooth surface for your hands. Effortlessly dance up and down the neck during solos and riffs.

Classic Style Meets Modern Appointments

With its maple body, spruce top and vintage sunburst finish, the EXL-1 oozes vintage hollowbody style. But modern appointments like the redesigned neck, ebony fingerboard and mini-humbucker pickup make this classic design feel fresh. The EXL-1 blends old-school elegance with contemporary playability.

  • Body Type: Single Cutaway Hollowbody
  • Top wood: Laminated Spruce
  • Body wood: Flame Maple
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Neck shape: Vintage C
  • Neck wood: 3-piece Maple/walnut
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Dual-action
  • Material: 3-piece Ebony
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Extra-jumbo
  • Number of frets: 24
  • Inlays: Mother-of-pearl Block
  • Nut width/material: 1.69" (43 mm) Graph Tech
  • Configuration: H
  • Neck: Seymour Duncan Humbucker
  • Control layout: Master volume Master tone
  • Bridge type: Fixed Bridge
  • Bridge design: Floating
  • Tailpiece: Tailplate
  • Tuning machines: Locking
  • Color: Gold
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Case: Hardshell Case
  • Orientation: Right Handed


  • Excel EXL-1, Amber
  • Single cutaway hollowbody electric guitar with laminated spruce top and flame maple back and sides
  • Set neck with 3-piece maple/walnut construction
  • Ebony fingerboard with mother-of-pearl split block inlays and 22 frets
  • Seymour Duncan Johnny Smith floating mini humbucker pickup
  • Master volume and tone controls
  • Grover 150 Imperial tuners
  • D'Angelico stairstep tailpiece
  • Deluxe hardshell case included