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 59 revisits a D'Angelico mid-century classic. This deep full hollow body electric produces classically crisp articulation, but also provides you with an updated modern feel. It's the best of both guitar building time periods!
The hollow body is made of a flamed maple and spruce combo, offering plenty of bright spark melding with the expansive 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, topped with a very flat 16 inch radius rosewood fretboard - ideal for defined notes and fast manoeuvres.
The hardware is where some of this instrument’s true character shines through. Luxuriously adorned with gold locking strap buttons, Grover Imperial tuners and staircase talipiece, the 59 is an undeniably striking instrument. Expect fantastic tuning stability, squeaky-clean intonation and reliability across the board.
D'Angelico's made-in-house Great Dane P90 pickups are a breath of fresh air, snapping and snarling with each note picked. They'll add character and harmonics in the bucketloads to your dry clean tones and light gain. All volume and tone adjustments are smooth as ever thanks to the 500k pots.
- Shape: Single Cutaway
- Style: Fully Hollow
- Finish: Gloss
- Top Material: Laminated Spruce
- Back and Side Material: Laminated Flame Maple
- Neck Material: 3 Piece
- Profile: C-Shape
- Joint Type: Set-Thru
- Fingerboard Material: Ebony
- Frets: 22, Jescar 47104
- Scale Length: 25”
- Radius: 16”
- Inlays: Mother of Pearl/Abalone Split-Block
- Nut: Bone
- Pickups: D'Angelico Great Dane P-90s
- Controls: 1 Volume, 1 Tone, 3-way Selector
- Pots: 500k
- Hardware colour: Gold
- Tuners: Grover Imperial
- Tail and Tailpiece: D'Angelico Stairstep
- Knobs: 2 Cupcake
- Strap Buttons: Two Gold Locking