From cool jazz to swinging rockabilly, guitarists who appreciate the vintage look and resonant tone of an arch top guitar are more than familiar with the D'Angelico name. In fact, D'Angelico has a rich history that dates back to 1932 in Manhattan's Lower East Side when hard-working master luthier John D'Angelico opened his first guitar shop. Over the next 80 years, D'Angelico electric guitars found their way into hands of many icons, including jazz players like Johnny Smith and Barney Kessel, country great Chet Akins, and influential rockers Eric Clapton and Pete Townshend.
Ask any owner of a D'Angelico electric guitar, and they'll be glad to tell you about what makes their axes so special. For that matter, all you have to do is look at the options within this section to see that these beauties are just as much works of art as they are instruments. Need a guitar to start your search with? Check out the popular EX-DC/SP Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar. Equipped with Kent Armstrong humbuckers, this double-cutaway has a very distinctive PAF tone, and its versatility means that it's ideal for a wide range of genres. Not to mention, the laminated flamed maple top and semi-hollow construction make it a treat to look at, let alone play.
Or, maybe it's a full hollow body that you're after... in which case, turn your attention to the EXL-1 Hollowbody Electric Guitar. This single-cutaway archtop sports a signature stairstep tailpiece, a floating pickup and a hard maple neck. An absolute classic reborn for the 21st century, the EXL-1 is a stunning tribute to one of D'Angelico's most legendary six-strings.
Of course, any electric guitar from D'Angelico's catalog will be sure to impress you. Aside from the two choices mentioned, you'll also find killer solid body guitars and left-handed models as well. So without further ado, jump right into this selection and see for yourself why D'Angelico is preferred to this day by strummers and pluckers worldwide.