The Excel Mini DC model is a favourite among D'Angelico fans. With a classy, semi-hollow body sized to compact and practical proportions (14" wide) — the Excel Mini DC is super-comfortable and projects punchy, vintage-inspired tones!
Apart from its convenient, undersized body shape; Excel Mini DC also sports D'Angelico's signature headstock design, a slim "C"-shaped neck profile with a luxurious Ebony fingerboard, US-wired Seymour Duncan 59 humbuckers, coil-splitting push/pull tone knobs and precise Grover Super Rotomatic tuners. The Excel Mini DC thus offers a remarkable variety of spellbinding tones, with its high-quality components guaranteeing decades of reliable use.
Semi-Hollow Body Construction
D'Angelico were early pioneers of the archtop electric guitar, so it's therefore no surprise why their stunning Excel Mini DC model follows a somewhat traditional semi-hollow body formula — harking back to the '50s and '60s. Giving the model plenty of vibrancy, definition and acoustic-like volume — especially with the bright-sounding laminated Maple tonewoods — you can expect airy, resonant sonics with singing note sustain. This design makes the instrument feel nice and light too!
The Excel Mini DC's body is joined with a strong 3-piece neck, boasting a smooth Ebony fingerboard that provides a silky touch under the fingers. The neck is shaped to a lean "C" carve which both traditionalists and contemporary players will admire, while a modern 16" fingerboard radius and medium-sized frets offer a controllable feel for wide vibrato and pitch-perfect string bends.
USA Seymour Duncan Pickups
Equally rich and clear across the tonal spectrum, the Excel Mini DC's US-made Seymour Duncan 59 humbuckers yield nostalgic old-school tones. Their medium outputs make them ideal for expressive players who like to have plenty of dynamic range. Push/pull tone knobs allow for easy coil-splitting too, broadening the instrument's palette of sounds to include some bright, single-coil spank!
- Shape: Double Cutaway
- Style: Semi-Hollow
- Top Material: Laminated Maple
- Back Material: Laminated Maple
- Side Material: Laminated Maple
- Binding: 5-Ply
- Finish: Gloss
- Material: 3-Piece
- Finish: Gloss
- Profile: C-Shape
- Binding: 3-Ply, Cream
- Scale Length: 24.75"
- Joint Type: Set-Thru
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Radius: 16"
- Frets: Jescar 47104
- Inlays: Mother of Pearl, Abalone Split-Block
- Nut Material: Bone
- Nut Width: 1 11/16"
- Truss Rod: Dual Action
- Bridge: Tune-O-Matic
- Tailpiece: Stop Bar
- Tuners: Grover Super Rotomatic
- Pickguard: Tortoise Scalini (5-Ply)
- Knobs: Ebony
- Strap Buttons: Locking
- Hardware Colour: Gold
- Bridge Pickup: USA Seymour Duncan 59 Humbucker
- Neck Pickup: USA Seymour Duncan 59 Humbucker
- Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone (Push/Pull for Coil-Split), 3-Way Toggle Switch
- Pots: 500k
- Strings: D'Angelico Electrozinc (10-46)
- Case: Deluxe Hardshell