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.
Mother-of-Pearl split-block inlays indulge in Art Deco decadence—a small but impactful aesthetic detail new for 2018.
Fingerboard Scroll Bevel
An aesthetic nod to original D'Angelico Art Deco decadence, an elegant scroll-style bevel adorns the end of the EXL-1's fingerboard.
Mother-of-Pearl Bridge Inlays
Referencing a number of John D'Angelico's original archtop designs, two subtle mother-of-pearl inlays dress up the EXL-1's ebony bridge.
EXCEL EXL-1 SPECS
Excel EXL-1 Iced Tea Burst (2018)
Mother of Pearl Excel Shield Logo
Grover Super Rotomatic
D'Angelico Electrozinc Jazz 12's (12-52)
Aluminum Skyscraper, Gold
Mother of Pearl Split-Block
22 (Scroll-Style Bevel)
3 piece: Maple/Walnut/Maple (w/ Single Stripe on the Back)
Iced Tea Burst
Laminated Flame Maple
Laminated Flame Maple
Ebony with MOP Inlays
Tortoise Scalini (5 ply)
Two Gold / Locking
1 Floating Mini-Humbucker / 1 volume / 1 tone
USA Seymour Duncan Johnny Smith Floating Mini-Humbucker
Pre-owned Guild D-25M (1976). In very good condition ,especially for the age. Has all the normal wear and tear, The top has some light bumps and bruises, light checking and minor chips. The back has a few spots with buckle rash, checking and small indentations. Structurally sound and sounds like a grand piano! Huge range and beautiful tone. The action is around 5/64th's on the high e string side and 6 6/64th's on the low E side. The saddle is a little low, and the frets are worn a bit flat but are divot free.The nut has been replaced at some point as well. The endpin/strap button has been removed and modified to fit a pickup endpin which since has been removed. A replacement endpin will be included and can be lightly glued in on request.
A great player guitar that has all the vintage vibe and character!
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