In an exclusive partnership with the Grateful Dead, D'Angelico is honored to have developed the Grateful Dead DC, a 16-inch-wide semi-hollow featuring the iconic red-white-and-blue Dead lightning bolt. For fans and serious players alike, the Grateful Dead DC is both the ultimate collector's item and an exceptionally-crafted instrument built to be played. Featuring D'Angelico humbuckers, a slim C-shape neck, and chrome hardware.
Slim C-Shape Neck
No matter the player, no matter the hands, a slim C-shape neck makes for supreme playability free of wrist-ache.
BODY STYLE: Semi-Hollow with Center Block BODY SHAPE: Double-Cutaway BODY DEPTH: 1.75" BODY WIDTH: 16" TOP MATERIAL: Laminated Flame Maple BACK MATERIAL: Laminated Flame Maple SIDE MATERIAL: Laminated Flame Maple SCALE: 24 3/4" BINDING: 1-Ply PICKGUARD: Black Scalini 1-Ply PICKUP: D'Angelico Humbuckers CONTROLS: 2 Volume / 2 Tone / 3-Way Toggle KNOBS: Speed Knobs BRIDGE: Chrome Tune-O-Matic HARDWARE COLOR: Chrome TAILPIECE: Stopbar TUNERS: Rotomatic Stairstep LOGO: Mother of Pearl Excel Shield NUT MATERIAL: PPS NUT SIZE: 1 11/16" TRUSS ROD: Dual Action TRUSS ROD COVER: Chrome Skyscraper NECK SHAPE: C-Shape NECK MATERIAL: Maple FRETBOARD MATERIAL: Rosewood SIDE POSITION MARKER: Black Dot INLAY: Mother of Pearl FRET NUMBER: 22 FRET WIRE: Medium Jumbo STRINGS: D'Angelico Electrozinc 10's (10-46) STRAP PIN: Two Chrome CASE: Gig Bag
D’Angelico's flagship archtop returns in the all-new Premier Series. Crafted from John D’Angelico’s original design, the Premier EXL-1's balanced, organic tone recalls the sound of a classic New York jazz box. Couple that with signature D'Angelico features in the Stairstep tailpiece, Skyscraper truss rod cover, and iconic headstock, the EXL-1 embodies elegance. Its single floating mini-humbucker highlights its naturally punchy mids and warm acoustic edge. Designed for jazz players worldwide, the Premier EXL-1 is a staple.
D’Angelico’s custom mini-humbucker is built for organic archtop tone, designed to pair exceptionally with the Premier EXL-1.
A classic cream binding lines the Premier Series for a traditional, vintage look.
All models are strung with Electrozinc, co-designed by D'Angelico and D'Addario, guaranteeing exceptional longevity and tone.
Re-designed for 2018, the Excel DC is a standout double-cutaway semi-hollow boasting exceptional versatility. And with deep, comfortable cutaways, a 16-inch-wide body, and a slim C-shape neck profile, the DC's playability is remarkable. Seymour Duncan 59 humbuckers offer an impressive tonal range of full-bodied warmth to cutting high-end, while its center block fights off feedback at high volumes. Now featuring push/pull tone knobs for snappy coil-tapped tones, the Excel DC's tonal versatility extends further than ever before.
Mother-of-Pearl split-block inlays indulge in Art Deco decadence—a small but impactful aesthetic detail new for 2018.
Push/Pull Ebony Knobs
Push/pull tone knobs allow for easy coil-tapping, broadening your humbucker's range of tones to include spanky single-coil sounds.
Seymour Duncan 59 Humbuckers
New for 2018, the Excel DC features Seymour Duncan 59 humbuckers for a notably crisp, balanced, and rich tone.
Excel DC Cherry Stopbar (2018)
HARDWARE Hardware Color: Gold
HEAD Logo (Front): Mother of Pearl Excel Shield Logo Logo (Back):W180001-Gold Screen Machine Head: Grover Super Rotomatic String: D’Angelico Electrozinc 10's (10-46) Truss Rod Cover: Aluminum Skyscraper, Gold Nut Width: 1 11/16” Nut Material: Bone
FINGERBOARD Material: Pau Ferro Binding: 3 Ply Fretwire: Medium Jumbo Scale: 24.75” Radius: 16” Position Inlay Top: Mother of Pearl Split Block —Side Marker: Yes Fret Number: 22
BODY Body Style: Semi-hollow (with CB) Body Depth: 1.75” Body Width: 16” Color: Cherry Shape: Double cutaway Top Material: Laminated Flame Maple Back Material: Laminated Flame Maple Side Material: Laminated Flame Maple Binding Top: 5 Ply Bridge: Gold Tune-O-Matic Tail & Tailpiece: D’Angelico Stopbar Pickguard: Tortoise Scalini (5 ply) Strap Button: Two Gold / Locking
Introducing the Deluxe Ludlow—a striking offset that stands alone as the first of its kind. Built with maximum playability in mind, the Ludlow's unique body shape allows for effortless access to the highest frets, while a slim C-shape neck guarantees comfort. Seymour Duncan 59 humbuckers and coil-tapping push/pull tone knobs bring the versatility, allowing the Ludlow to offer a remarkable range of sounds and sweet sustain from its oversized body shape. Split-Block Inlays Mother-of-Pearl split-block inlays indulge in Art Deco decadence—a small but impactful aesthetic detail new for 2018. Seymour Duncan DA-59 Humbuckers Custom Seymour Duncan DA-59 humbuckers offer an exceptionally versatile range of tones—from vintage warmth in the neck position to searing attitude in the bridge, every tone is pristine. Push/Pull Ebony Knobs Push/pull tone knobs allow for easy coil-tapping, broadening your humbucker's range of tones to include spanky single-coil sounds. Gold Six-Point Tremolo A six-point tremolo tailpiece makes for remarkably sturdy functionality and boosted vibrato tone. Available on select SKU's only. Slim, Unfinished Neck A slim, unfinished maple neck guarantees playability. No sticky hands, no wrist-ache—all comfort.
Deluxe Ludlow Vintage White w/ Tremolo HARDWARE Hardware Color: Gold
HEAD Logo (Front): Mother of Pearl Deluxe Shield Logo Logo (Back): W180001-Gold Screen Machine Head: Grover Super Rotomatic Locking String: D’Angelico Electrozinc 10's (10-46) Truss Rod Cover: Aluminum Skyscraper Gold Nut Width: 1 11/16" Nut Material: Tusq
FINGERBOARD Material: Pau Ferro Binding: 4 Ply Fretwire: Medium Scale: 24.75” Radius: 14” Position Inlay Top: Mother of Pearl/Abalone Split Block —Side Marker: Yes Fret Number: 22 Frets Clear: 20