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D'Angelico Excel Series 59 Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Stairstep Tailpiece

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Originally designed by master-luthier John D’Angelico in 1959, the EX-59 is a classic archtop but equipped with P-90 pickups, ideal for the player wh...Click To Read More About This Product

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A single cutaway archtop with custom P-90s pickups and D'Angelico tailpiece.

Originally designed by master-luthier John D’Angelico in 1959, the EX-59 is a classic archtop but equipped with P-90 pickups, ideal for the player who wants to exercise some attitude. Its 17" wide by 3" deep body and signature D’Angelico headstock come together to create excellent balance and playability. An exact replica of the original EX-59, this reissue keeps the ’59 flair, accentuated by the absence of a pickguard and complete with retro-vibe volume and tone knobs. Buttery but unafraid to bite, the EX-59 has been adopted by blues icon Robert Randolph as his guitar of choice. Includes hardshell case.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Hollow body
  • Body material: Laminated
  • Top wood: Maple Flamed
  • Body wood: Maple Flamed
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Not specified
  • Neck wood: Maple with walnut
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: Not specified
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Pearl block
  • Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: SS
  • Neck: P-90
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: P-90
  • Brand: D'Angelico
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Floating rosewood
  • Tailpiece: Trapeze
  • Tuning machines: Grover Rotomatic
  • Color: Gold
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: South Korea

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D'AngelicoEX-59 Hollowbody Electric Guitar
 
5.0

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Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Recording (4)
  • Small venues (3)

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5.0

Great JazzBox, and more

By Mike O

from Charleston, SC

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Festivals
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about D'Angelico EX-59 Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

    I've both gigged and recorded with the '59, and I gotta say, its a real favorite in my stable of guitars. It isn't my primary live instrument for the very simple reason that I don't have a flight-worthy case for it, but when I am writing, recording demos at home, basically everything BESIDES playing live, its the first guitar I go to. The single coils are buttery and warm played through my AC15, and with a little dirt dialed in, it sings. It sure looks like a rockabilly or jazz guitar, and its certainly proportioned like one, but frankly, on of my favorite applications for it is drenched in reverb and delay, to conjure up that modern, clean sparkly sound that people love these days. Think Band of Horses, stuff like that. I also love finger picking on it; think the guitar part to These Days, the famous Nico version. Anyway, long story short, its a beautiful instrument that does a wide range of tones with ease, and it wicked fun to play on top of it. Nice looking, too, but that goes without saying.

     
    5.0

    Would buy the product again

    By mike b

    from boca raton florida

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about D'Angelico EX-59 Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

      I just received it last week. couldn't be more impressed. the quality of the guitar and the overall look are just stunning. Been practicing on my own and brought it too a jam session and everyone was jealous.

       
      5.0

      Love

      By Killa Chrias

      from New York

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Recording

        Comments about D'Angelico EX-59 Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

        Wanted to try this guitar out to replace my telecaster to get that retro rock sound.  The P-90 pickups are incredible and really give off that retro sound that's perfect for any rock or jazz guitar player.  It's also the sickest looking guitar I've ever seen. It has a really full punchy sound and the tone controls are very effective and easy to use.  Love this guitar

         
        5.0

        Great Guitar!

        By Shy Willy

        from Mpls, MN

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about D'Angelico EX-59 Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

          Been playing for 40 years now, I have always wanted a big "Jazz Box" but couldn't find one under $3000 that sounded and played very well, including the Gibby ES175.. I tried the Joe Pass Epi, Ibanez Artstar and Washburn big box electrics and they seemed stiff and not nearly as playable as this D'angelco.

          I play rocking blues and some funky jazz now and this really does it for me. I like P90s and this guitar is a great player! I put some 1/2 wounds on it and they are a perfect combo with the stuff I play. The neck plays smooth and fast. Sounds great through and amp.. I have played it through my Victoria Double Deluxe and my Savage Rohr. Sounds good with fuzz and was too..

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