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.

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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.