D'Angelico has unveiled two new electric guitars, the Excel DC XT and Excel SS XT.
Essentially, the two XT models are premium versions of their standard counterparts, with a few upgrades – namely a quilted maple top and retro Scroll-Style headstock.
Elsewhere, the two guitars each feature a laminated maple back and sides and a C-shape neck sporting a 16" radius rosewood fretboard (as opposed to the Excel SS's ebony 'board) with 22 frets.
Sounds on both instruments come by way of a pair of Seymour Duncan 59 humbuckers, controlled by two volume knobs, two tone knobs (each of which have push/pull coil-splitting capabilities) and a three-way toggle pickup switch.
As for other hardware, the Excel XT guitars are both outfitted with a swanky gold Tune-O-Matic bridge with a stopbar tailpiece, a five-ply Tortoise Scalini pickguard, and – in keeping with the guitars' classy theme – vintage Grover 150 Imperial tuners.
Both the D'Angelico Excel DC XT and Excel SS XT are available now, for $1,999 and $2,099, respectively. Both guitars come in Vintage Natural and Iced Tea Burst finishes, while the former is also available with Guitar Center-exclusive Amaretto Burst and Charcoal Burst colorways. Both models also come with a deluxe hardshell case.
It's the second new development in D'Angelico's Excel collection this month, following the revamping of the New York-based company's Excel acoustics.
For more info on both new models, visit D'Angelico (opens in new tab).