D’Angelico Unveils Sleek New Excel DC, SS XT Electric Guitars


D’Angelico unveiled two new electric guitars, the Excel DC XT and the Excel SS XT.

Essentially, both XT models are high-end versions of their standard counterparts, with a few upgrades, namely a quilted maple top and a retro Scroll-style headstock.

Elsewhere, both guitars each feature laminated maple back and sides and a C-shaped neck sporting a 16″ radius rosewood fingerboard (as opposed to the Excel SS’s ebony board) with 22 frets.

The sounds of both instruments come from a pair of Seymour Duncan ’59 humbuckers, controlled by two volume knobs, two tone knobs (each with push/pull coil splitting capabilities) and a three-position toggle switch.

As for other hardware, the Excel XT guitars both feature a swanky gold Tune-O-Matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece, five-ply Tortoise Scalini pickguard and – in accordance with the classy theme guitars – vintage Grover 150 Imperial tuners.

The D’Angelico Excel DC XT and Excel SS XT are available now, for $1,999 and $2,099, respectively. Both guitars are available in Vintage Natural and Iced Tea Burst finishes, while the former is also available in exclusive Guitar Center Amaretto Burst and Charcoal Burst colorways. Both models also come with a deluxe hard case.

This is the second new development in D’Angelico’s Excel collection this month, following the New York-based company’s Excel acoustic redesign.

For more information on the two new models, visit D’Angelico (opens in a new tab).


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