D'Angelico EX-59 Deluxe Hollowbody Electric Guitar (with Case)

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Custom-designed for the EX-59 Deluxe, Seymour Duncan DA-90 pickups impart this stately hollowbody guitar with a midrange bite when strummed hard.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Laminated maple top/back/sides Even tone with good sustain
Maple and walnut neck Full, balanced tone and good sustain
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
Seymour Duncan Custom DA-90 Pickups Custom-made P-90s with plenty of midrange bite

Classic archtop with a bite. Originally designed by master-luthier John D'Angelico in 1959, the EX-59 is a classic archtop but equipped with P-90 pickups, ideal for the player who wants to exercise some attitude. Its 17-inch body and signature D'Angelico headstock come together to create excellent balance and playability. An exact replica of the original EX-59, this reissue keeps the '59 flair, accentuated by the absence of a pickguard and complete with retro-vibe volume and tone knobs. Buttery but unafraid to bite, the EX-59 is versatile in its character and uncompromising in its quality.


- Single cutaway
- Seymour Duncan custom DA-90 pickups
- Rosewood bridge
- D'Angelico Stairstep Tail piece
- 3 piece Maple/Walnut/Maple neck
- Hardshell case included

- Shape: Single cutaway
- Body: 3" Hollow
- Top: Laminated Flame Maple
- Back: Laminated Flame Maple
- Size: 17"
- Pickups: Seymour Duncan custom DA-90
- Binding: 7ply
- Bridge: Rosewood
- Tail piece: D'Angelico Stairstep
- Controls: 1 volume / 1 tone / 3 way rotary switch
- Hardware: Gold
- Tuning Machines: Grover Super Rotomatic Locking
- Nut width: 1 11/16"
- Nut Material: Graphite
- Neck material: 3 piece; Maple/Walnut/Maple
- Scale: 25.5"
- Fretboard material: Rosewood
- Inlay: Mother of Pearl
- Finishes: Midnight Matte
- Input jack: Switchcraft
- Case: Deluxe hard case
- Neck Shape: soft C
- Truss Rod: Double Action 400mm (Wrench Size)
- Side Material: NA
- Headstock Veneer: Ebony
- Logo: D'Angelico
- Trussrod Cover: Aluminum Skyscraper
- Construction: Laminated
- Fret: 22
- Fret Wire: Jescar 57/110

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 646-460-8472
Web: https://dangelicoguitars.com/contact/

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (2 ratings)
Submitted March 28, 2017 by Shecky L in New York, NY
"Another Happy D'Angelico Customer!!"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful.
Always been a fan of D'Angelico but never had the opportunity to play one. Wanted to get a big body jazz box but something more versatile. I came across the EX59 with P90s. I didn't have a guitar with P90s but wanted one as well so figured this would fit the bill. Couldn't really justify having a custom one built and I had a coupon for the holidays, so I am the proud owner of a D'Angelico EX-59!!

Very resonant with a minimal matte finish that adds to the sound qualities (I believe).Awesome for those full velvety jazz chords but with the P90s and a touch of the tone knob, a sparkly twang. Through a Fender Twin Reverb, this guitar sings. Attack the strings a bit harder and get plenty of rockabilly attitude. Hit a bit of boost and get some Pete Townsend power chords. Very responsive and dynamic to the touch!

The pickups are great! Plenty of bite and articulation. The hardware adds to the whole vibe from the trapeze tailpiece to the art deco Grover tuning machines. No problems getting it in tune and staying in tune.

Ease of Use
Extremely playable. Arrived set up. Easy to change strings. I tweaked the truss rod slightly with no issues. It is plug and play!

This guitar is impeccable. Solid construction. No weird vibrations or rattles. The headstock is absolutely gorgeous and the detail of the binding is perfect all the way into the neck read more joint! It is custom quality at more than half the price. Name brand Grover tuners. This guitar is a lifer.

Of course I used the coupon I had! The price is a bit higher than some of the other import guitars, but none had the same class and quality in my opinion. When considering some of the cheaper options, I figured eventually I would be throwing money away on getting two mediocre guitars that I would grow tired of. Definitely a better investment in my opinion!

Manufacturer Support
I didn't have any reason to contact D'Angelico directly. But i did check their website and found everything I needed to know.

The Wow Factor
There aren't too many guitars in this price range that have this much Wow Factor. I think D'Angelico has cornered the market on Wow Factor! A good look up close and you will know what I mean. Then play it... and you will have that poetic grin on your face.

Musical Background:
Professional. Play guitar and bass. Studio, live, etc.

Musical Style:
All styles.
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