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

D'Angelico Excel 59
(Image credit: D'Angelico)

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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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at GuitarWorld.com from 2019 to 2023, and also created 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.