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D'Angelico EXL-1 Hollowbody Electric Guitar Blue Burst

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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, the EXL-1 features a floating pickup designed to maximize the ac... Click To Read More About This Product


Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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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, the EXL-1 features a floating pickup designed to maximize the acoustic tone of its commanding 17-in. wide, 3-in. deep body. Paired with a Kent Armstrong mini-humbucker, its jazz box tone is unmatched. Flame maple sides and D'Angelico's Art Deco-inspired details frame the EXL-1 -- a modern classic steeped in tradition.

  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Hollow body
  • Body material: Laminated
  • Top wood: Spruce
  • Body wood: Maple
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: C
  • Neck wood: 3-piece Maple/walnut
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 25.5 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: Not specified
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Block
  • Nut width: 1.687 in. (42.8 mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: H
  • Neck: Kent Armstrong Floating Mini-Humbucker
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Not applicable
  • Brand: Kent Armstrong
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: Info not available
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Rosewood
  • Tailpiece: Trapeze
  • Tuning machines: Grover Super Rotomatic
  • Color: Gold
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Electronics
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None

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D'AngelicoEXL-1 Hollowbody Electric Guitar

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D'Angelico support rocks.

By David

from Burlington KY


  • Blue burst color and tone


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

    I have some arthritis in my left hand, and found the factory .012 gauge strings too stiff for my fingers, and the action set too high. The support I received from D'Angelico deserves my highest accolades. They worked with me for two weeks, and helped me drop to a set of .010 Electrozinc strings, and helped me get the intonation dead on by sending a Tune-O-Matic bridge as an alternate to the stock wood bridge. The guitar center luthier made a truss rod adjustment, but the OEM Tune-O-Matic bridge would not fit. The D'Angelico professional said I need not return it to them. The two holes in the bridge did not match the stud spacing on the saddle. So used a file to slot one hole on the bridge ever so slightly just until it slid down the posts on the saddle. Now the technician at the Guitar Center was able to nail the intonation for all six strings, make a slight truss rod adjustment, lower the action and improve the play ability for my arthritic left hand. None of this would have been possible were it not for the wonderful support by D'Angelico. Now I have a beautiful guitar that plays with ease. This guitar is wonderful stock from the factory, but anyone can modify it for to suit your own playing style handicaps.

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    Sweet guitar

    By BG in Leesburg

    from Leesburg VA


    • Warm jazz tone


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

        A fantastic guitar. Great warm tone with great action. A dream to play and looks fantastic. Also the people at D'Angelico are great. They helped answer questions to make sure I got the right model for me. I would highly recommend this guitar for anyone looking for a great jazz box. I had an Epiphone JP previously but the D'Angelico blows it away. Totally (yes a bit more expensive but totally worth it)

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