Earn 1,399 loyalty points

D'Angelico Excel DC Doublecut Semi-Hollow Stopbar in Black

Semi-hollow resonance with USA Seymour Duncan pickups

Written by

Sam Beattie

Born in NYC’s Little Italy, D’Angelico is widely regarded as one of the finest archtop guitar manufacturers of the 20th century. Nowadays, they make guitars of all shapes and sizes; all built with the same exceptional detail, mastery and flair that put them on the map.

The Excel DC strikes the balance between classic D’Angelico design and contemporary performance. With the unique headstock design, gold hardware and Mother of Pearl/Abalone block inlays, it’s every bit as luxurious as you’d expect. Add dual Seymour Duncan humbuckers to the mix and you’ve got a guitar that’s sounds as colourful as it looks!

Body & Neck

The Excel DC is a curvy double-cut semi-hollow that offers solid humbucking tones. The body material is Flame Maple, offering plenty of top-end brightness to contrast with the warm hollow sound. 5-ply binding rounds it off with a touch of class.

The multi-piece neck employs a strip of Walnut sandwiched between solid Maple. This adds yet more midrange/top-end brightness to the humbucker sound, great for lead playing clarity and contemporary styles.

Hardware & Electronics

As mentioned before, twin USA Seymour Duncan 59 humbuckers deliver a warm but gutsy snarl. But thanks to the tonewood choices and coil-tap controls, the Excel DC is no one-trick pony. It’ll clean up beautifully, just as suited to jazz as it is to alt-rock.

The hardware is where some of this instrument’s true character shines through. Luxuriously adorned with gold hardware, including Grover Super Rotomatic tuners, it’s an undeniably striking instrument. But everything has a purpose; expect fantastic tuning stability, squeaky-clean intonation and reliability across the board.



  • Body style: semi-hollow
  • Shape: double cutaway
  • Body material: Laminate Flame Maple
  • Binding (top): 5-ply
  • Pickguard: Tortoise Scalini (5-ply)


  • Neck material: 3-piece
  • Neck shape: C-shape
  • Neck joint: set-thru
  • Fretboard material: Pau Ferro
  • Truss rod: dual action
  • Scale length: 24.75”
  • Radius: 16”
  • Inlays: Mother of Pearl Split Block
  • Frets: 22, medium jumbo


  • Bridge pickup: USA Seymour Duncan 59 Humbucker
  • Neck pickup: USA Seymour Duncan 59 Humbucker
  • Controls: neck volume, neck tone, bridge volume, bridge tone, push/pull coil-tap
  • 3-way toggle switch


  • Tuners: Grover Super Rotomatic
  • Nut material: Bone
  • Bridge: Gold Tune-O-Matic
  • Tailpiece: D’Angelico Stopbar
Inc. VAT

Out Of Stock

We can special order this from our supplier  

Free UK Delivery

Add to Cart

Andertons Music Co. Payment Methods - V12, Mastercard, VISA, Amex, Paypal More ways to pay

Credit & debit cards, Paypal and Instant Finance

Fast & Free UK Delivery

Fast shipping with reputable couriers. Next day & free to most UK postcodes when in stock!

Click And Collect

Just 10% deposit. Pay the rest on collection. No delivery charges. Same price online & in-store!

£18.8 Million Gear In stock

At our store & UK warehouse, ready to ship direct to you!

Andertons Music Co. Feefo Gold Rating for customer service! Unbeatable Customer Service

Based on independent reviews.