D’Angelico Guitars to Debut Excel Series Updates at NAMM 2018

D'Angelico Guitars

NEW YORK—December 2017—At the 2018 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California, D’Angelico Guitars will be debuting updates on two of the most successful instruments in their long-standing Excel Series.


Emerging as the series’ two most popular models in the six years since the brand’s reignition, both the Excel EXL-1 archtop and DC semi-hollow have been upgraded for 2018. Per consumer feedback and a desire to elevate tone, both models will now feature Seymour Duncan pickups. On the EXL-1, a Johnny Smith Mini-humbucker will offer an even more organic, crystal clear archtop tone, while the DC will feature Seymour Duncan 59 humbuckers and coil-tapping push/pull tone knobs to allow for more versatility, better capturing the vast range of genres played on the instrument.


Aesthetically, both the EXL-1 and DC will now feature split-block inlays and a gold truss rod cover for a visual refreshment. Additionally, the EXL-1 will re-introduce a few old-school appointments: mother-of-pearl block inlays on the bridge, and a scroll-style fingerboard bevel. And as a brand new addition to the line, the EXL-1 will be available in an iced tea burst finish for the first time.


Heading to NAMM? Stop by the D’Angelico booth (212AB) for a free pack of strings, a chance to win a guitar, and a chance to win a pair of tickets to see Bob Weir live at the D’Angelico booth, Thursday, January 25th.