When John D'Angelico opened up his first guitar shop in New York in 1932, it didn't long before players from around the globe realized his talent for constructing arch-top guitars that looked as sharp as they played and sounded. Strictly hand-made, D'Angelico's legacy and name continues to be upheld thanks to a dedicated team of master luthiers who put the same amount of passion into their craft as the man himself. By all means, take a look through this section, and you'll clearly see how much effort goes into every D'Angelico guitar model.
From semi-hollow and hollow body models to even guitars for left-handers, D'Angelico's catalog is loaded with stunning axes that are just as much works-of-art as they are musical instruments. In fact, many of today's most renowned recording artists' count on D'Angelico to provide them with a guitar that will make them stand out from their competition in the best way possible, including Grammy Award-winning blues and soul musician Susan Tedeschi, Aerosmith's Brad Whitford, and Cheap Trick's Rick Nielson.
For a guitar that boasts solid electronics and feel effortless to play, jazz guitarists and rockabilly enthusiasts alike would love the EXL-1 Hollowbody Electric Guitar. A reissue of D'Angelico's classic EXL-1, this single-cutaway guitar features D'Angelico's signature stairstep tailpiece, a floating humbucker pickup, gold-plated hardware, and Grover Super Rotomatic tuners. Ideal for both live performances and recording in the studio, the EXL-1 is a masterpiece right down to the smallest detail.
Or maybe you prefer the tone of a solid body... in which case, check out the EX-SD. Producing a vintage PAF tone that is rich and bright, this solid body single cutaway chambered guitar is bursting gorgeous features and electronics like a flamed maple top, two Kent Armstrong humbuckers, and mother-of-pearl inlay. Whether you perform jazz, rock, metal or blues-style guitar, the EX-SD is a killer axe that can handle them all.
By now, we think you'll agree that you don't need any more reasons to explore the rest of D'Angelico's options... so by all means dive into their selection and start browsing. Whatever catches your eye, just remember that a guitar with D'Angelico could be the last guitar you'll ever want to buy; and the second you begin playing it, you'll understand why.