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D'Angelico debuts its latest vintage-style semi-hollow, the Excel 59

D'Angelico Excel 59
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D'Angelico has offered up its latest semi-hollow electric guitar, the Excel 59.

A modern spin on a model designed by founder John D'Angelico back in 1959, the Excel 59 boasts a 16 inch-wide, 1.75 inch-deep body constructed of a laminated spruce top, laminated flame maple back and sides and a five-ply body binding.

A three-piece maple/walnut neck and 22-fret ebony fingerboard complete its build, with the latter donning mother of pearl/abalone split block inlays.

Electronics include a pair of D'Angelico-exclusive Seymour Duncan Great Dane P-90 pickups, controlled via vintage-style cupcake master volume and tone pots and a three-way Chickenhead selector switch.

Other features include D'Angelico's signature headstock, Grover Imperial tuners, a gold aluminum Skyscraper truss rod cover, gold Tune-O-Matic bridge and D'Angelico Stairstep tailpiece.

The Excel 59 is available in Vintage Natural, Viola and Black Dog finishes, and can be pre-ordered now for $1999. For more information, head over to D'Angelico.

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D'Angelico Excel 59

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D'Angelico Excel 59

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D'Angelico Excel 59

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Sam Roche

Sam is a Staff Writer at Guitar World, also creating content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.