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D'Angelico 2018 Excel EXL-1, Ice Tea Burst


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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.


  • BODY STYLE         Hollow
  • BODY SHAPE        Single-Cutaway
  • BODY DEPTH         3"
  • BODY WIDTH         17"
  • TOP MATERIAL       Laminated Spruce
  • BACK MATERIAL    Laminated Flame Maple
  • SIDE MATERIAL      Laminated Flame Maple
  • SCALE                 25.5"
  • BINDING              5 Ply
  • PICKGUARD        Tortoise Scalini
  • PICKUP                Seymour Duncan Johnny Smith Floating Mini-Humbucker, Seymour Duncan Floating Humbucker
  • CONTROLS         1 Volume / 1 Tone
  • KNOBS                 Mini Hexagon
  • BRIDGE                Archtop Ebony with Pearl Block
  • HARDWARE COLOR         Gold
  • TAILPIECE             D'Angelico Stairstep
  • TUNERS                Grover Super Rotomatic
  • LOGO                    Mother of Pearl Excel Shield
  • HEADSTOCK VENEER          Ebony
  • NUT MATERIAL     Bone
  • NUT SIZE              1 11/16"
  • TRUSS ROD          Dual Action
  • TRUSS ROD COVER             Gold Skyscraper
  • NECK SHAPE        C-Shape
  • NECK MATERIAL   3-Piece Neck Maple/Walnut/Maple
  • FRETBOARD MATERIAL         Pau Ferro
  • SIDE POSITION MARKER       Black Dot
  • INLAY                     Split-block Mother of Pearl
  • FRET NUMBER      22
  • FRET WIRE             Medium Jumbo
  • STRINGS                D'Angelico Electrozinc Jazz 12's (12-52)
  • OUTPUT JACK       Switchcraft USA
  • STRAP PIN             Two Gold / Locking
  • CASE                      Deluxe Hard Case