D'Angelico EXL-1 Single Cutaway Archtop Hollowbody Electric Guitar


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A pure classic reborn into the 21st century, the EXL-1 Single Cutaway Archtop Hollowbody has been revived with all the quality, tone and looks you've come to expect from D'Angelico.

With only 1164 archtops produced by John D'Angelico, an original D'Angelico instrument has become virtually impossible to come across. Today, D'Angelico Guitars is proud to introduce the EXL-1 archtop. This Standard Series flagship model offers all the traditional D'Angelico style, tone, and superb playability and quality of its predecessor at an exceptional value. The ultimate D'Angelico jazz box, the fully hollow single cutaway body of the EXL-1 is crafted from a laminated spruce top paired with laminated flame maple, which produces a beautiful, resonant tone with amazing balance and clarity. Carved from 2-piece hard maple with a walnut center strip, the ultra-comfortable neck will feel right at home in your fretting hand.

Equipped with a single floating neck humbucker, the D'Angelico EXL-1 delivers a gorgeous amplified tone while providing maximum top vibration and string resonance thanks to its floating design. The no-nonsense, pickguard-mounted controls consist of a single volume and single tone control.

This classically-appointed D'Angelico EXL-1 showcases all gold-plated hardware, which a set of gold Grover Super Rotomatic stairstep tuners and a D'Angelico stairstep tailpiece with a rosewood bridge. Traditional adornments include a distinctive D'Angelico headstock featuring a mother-of-pearl Excel inlay and an Art Deco truss rod cover, a signature stairstep pickguard and mother-of-pearl square block fingerboard inlays. This finely crafted archtop comes with the full protection of a deluxe hardshell case.

Get your D'Angelico EXL-1 Single Cutaway Archtop Hollowbody Electric Guitar today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Archtop Hollowbody Electric Guitar
  • Deluxe Hardshell Case


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Great guitar!


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        Comments about D'Angelico EXL-1 Single Cutaway Archtop Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

        I recently bought this guitar and I'm thrilled with it. I've been playing professionally for over 45 years and have owned countless guitars. This is one of the nicest I've ever owned. It plays beautifully and sounds fantastic. I have several jazz arch tops, and this is by far my favorite and the guitar I now gig with all the time. An unbelievable guitar for the money. I love it.

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        Series Standard Series
        Model EXL-1
        Number Of Frets 22
        Scale Length 25.5"
        Nut Width 1-11/16"
        Body Style Single Cutaway
        Neck Wood 2-Piece Hard Maple with Walnut Center
        Fingerboard Rosewood
        Body Wood Laminated Flame Maple
        Top Laminated Spruce
        Pickup Configuration H
        Neck Pickup Floating Humbucker
        Bridge Type Satin Stain Rosewood
        Tuning Machines Sealed Gears
        Orientation Right-Handed
        Other Features Carved Top & Back

        Single Cutaway Hollowbody

        Gold Hardware

        D'Angelico Stairstep Tailpiece

        Pickguard-Mounted Single Volume/Single Tone Control and Switch Craft USA Input Jack

        7-Ply Binding

        Distinctive Headstock with Mother-of-Pearl Excel Inlay and Art Deco Truss Rod Cover

        Signature Stairstep Pickguard

        Mother-of-Pearl Square Block Fingerboard Inlays
        Case/Bag Included Yes
        Case Type Deluxe Hardshell Case
        Warranty Info:

        Limited Warranty
        D’Angelico Guitars of America warrantees this instrument to be free from defects, in materials and workmanship, for a period of one year from the original date of purchase, subject to the limitations contained herein.

        Not covered in this warranty:
        Damages caused by humidity or the lack thereof, extreme temperature exposure, abuse, neglect or improper storage. Any instrument on which the serial number has been removed or altered. Any instrument not purchased from an authorized dealer, or upon which unauthorized repair or service work has been carried out. Any instrument that has been damaged due to an accident, negligence or misuse. Shipping damage of any kind. Normal “wear and tear”, including, but not limited to any discoloration, fading or damage to the original finish, or worn frets, strings, tuners, hardware and plating. Any subjective issues such as “tone”.

        For more warranty information, please visit http://dangelicoguitars.com/registration/policy/