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D'Angelico EXL-1 Archtop Hollowbody Electric Guitar (with Case), Natural

The EXL-1's laminated flame maple back and sides create a rich, resonant tone that sounds incredible through the single Kent Armstrong mini-humbucker pickup. (12) Read 10 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Laminated spruce top Bright, smooth highs and mids
Gold-plated hardware Enhances beauty of hardware complement
Flamed maple back and sides Beautiful grain, crisp and responsive tone
Fully hollow body Single tone chamber, resonant and alive sound

An Archtop Hollowbody Axe with Sophisticated Style

Your D'Angelico EXL-1 Archtop hollowbody electric guitar boasts attractive looks and warm, alluring hollowbody tone. The EXL-1 is decked out with gold-plated hardware, an articulate-sounding Kent Armstong floating humbucker in the neck position, a laminated spruce top and laminated flamed maple back, a hard maple neck with a walnut center, volume and tone controls to shape your output, a sturdy satin stain rosewood bridge, and that distinctive D'Angelico stairstep tailpiece. Shoulder this beauty and warm your game up with some silky smooth hollowbody tone.

Spruce and Maple Body

The EXL-1 Archtop is constructed from a spruce top and maple back and sides. As a tonewood, spruce features a pleasant linear grain pattern and responds really well if you tend to be a more of an aggressive strummer. Maple will help your tone cut through with a slight push on the higher frequencies. Maple and spruce work together to offer a bright and vibrant sound that slices through the mix nicely.

Maple and Walnut Neck

This D'Angelico's maple and walnut neck pairs well with its spruce and maple body. Walnut complements the rounded brightness that maple yields with an additional push on the highs, as well as a helpful dose of midrange to add more punch to the table. Your fingers will enjoy 22 frets with tight and close action, so speedy runs and arpeggiated licks are a pleasure to play.

Simple Electronics for a Classy-Looking Axe

Keeping things nice and simple is this electric axe's single Kent Armstrong mini floating humbucker in the neck position. This pickup delivers that warm and inviting jazzy sound that beckons any listener within earshot. Its golden color pairs well your D'Angelico EXL-1 Archtop's golden hardware, stairstep pickguard, secure satin-stain rosewood bridge, and D'Angelico stairstep tailpiece.

Features:

- Archtop hollowbody electric guitar
- Single-cutaway body shape
- Laminated spruce top
- Laminated flamed maple back
- 7-ply bidning
- Two piece neck: hard maple with walnut center
- 22 frets
- Scale length of 25.5"
- Mother of pearl fingerboard inlays
- Attractive stairstep pickguard
- Gold plated hardware
- Switch Craft USA input jack
- Satin stain rosewood bridge
- D'Angelico stairstep tailpiece
- Grover super rotomatic tuners
- Kent Armstrong floating mini humbucker
- One volume control
- One tone control
- Deluxe hard case included

zZounds is an authorized dealer of D'Angelico Guitars products.
- SHAPE: Single cutaway
- BODY: Hollow
- TOP: Laminated Spruce
- BACK: Laminated Flamed Maple
- SIZE: (W x D) 17 1/2 x 3"
- PICKUPS: Floating Humbucker
- BINDING: 7 ply
- PICKGUARD: Stairstep
- BRIDGE: Satin Stain Rosewood
- TAIL PIECE: D'Angelico Stairstep
- CONTROLS: 1 volume / 1 tone
- HARDWARE: Gold plated
- TUNING MACHINES: Grover Super Rotomatic
- NUT WIDTH: 1 11/16"
- NECK MATERIAL: Hard maple 2 pcs walnut center
- SCALE: 25.5"
- INLAY: Mother of Pearl
- FINISH: Natural
- INPUT JACK: Switch Craft USA
- CASE: Deluxe hard case
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Blue Burst
Shipping Weight: 23 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 51 x 21 x 9 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): DAEXL1BB
Natural
Shipping Weight: 24 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 51 x 20 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): DAEXL1NAT
Vintage Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 23 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 51 x 20 x 9 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): DAEXL1VS

D'Angelico EXL-1 Archtop Hollowbody

The D'Angelico EXL-1 Archtop Hollowbody Electric Guitar features a 17" laminated flame maple back and sides with a laminated spruce top, giving this classic archtop its rich and full sound. Its floating Kent Armstrong mini humbucker produces the beautiful familiar jazz tones you've come to love and its signature D'Angelico tailpiece and gold hardware are sure to turn heads. High quality appointments including Grover Super Rotomatic tuners, bone nut, Switchraft input jack, and adjustable rosewood bridge make this guitar an unbelievable value.

Experience D'Angelico reborn with the handcrafted reissues of classic D'Angelico arch tops, semi-hollows and solid bodies. They're built to uncompromising standards, featuring the spruce top, maple back, and stair-step pickguard and tailpiece that are quintessential D'Angelico. That's why they're the choice of a growing number of artists and among the fastest growing guitar brands. Experience history. Experience D'Angelico. Reborn.
zZounds Expert Review
The D'Angelico EXL-1 is simply a shockingly good archtop guitar. Admittedly, my jaw dropped when I saw the price on this one, too. The construction is so robust you can feel the vibrational energy of every note through it. I love how focused the tone was out of a tube amp, with a ton of snappiness. To me, the best part of it was certainly the neck and fretboard; it was the perfect not-too-slim neck profile with a nice oily rosewood fretboard. The neck felt fast and the action out of the box was outstanding. Overall, I have no problem recommending this archtop and feel that it has next to no competition in this price range.

- Justin, zZounds Guitar Expert

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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Excellent Excel"
Overall: I am very pleased with my new EXL1. I have been playing straight ahead jazz guitar for twenty years, I own a Heritage H575 custom and a Gibson 137, this Excel is just as well made and finished. The Excel has the traditional acoustic jazz guitar tone down pat. It sounds great and projects very well. It is loud enough acoustically to cover the four to the bar Rhythm style of Swing era jazz ala Freddie Green in a combo situation. Not as loud acoustically as a Macafarri/Gitane style gypsy jazz guitar. The electric tone is sublime. Johnny Smith, George Vann Epps type tones spring forth effortlessly. This is a fine, fine working pro level jazz guitar. The case it came with is very well made and adds a lot of value to the overall purchase. I highly recommend this guitar to anyone in search of a beautiful, affordable arch top guitar.
Style of Music: Traditional,Straight Ahead, Bop and Soul Jazz Guitarist, double on Banjo. Also play R&B, Funk and Reggae.
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Overall: I really really love this particular guitar. As a matter of fact, it has become my favorite after playing for more than fifty years. Owning over 14 guitars currently, that is saying something. The EXL-1 is not only beautiful to look at, but it is a guitarist's dream. I have a Gretsch Country Gentleman 1959 model which I bought from zZounds not long ago which I dreamed of owning for years but I have to admit, this guitar is my favorite. Trust me when I say if you have what it takes to be great this guitar will take you there and stay with you. You won't sell it.
Style of Music: Everything but Hip Hop, Electronic, chillwave, balinese ,reggaeton and other noise.
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