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  • Single cutaway shape
  • Hollow body
  • Laminated spruce top
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    $2,129.99
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D'Angelico

A full hollowbody with a laminated spruce top and floating pickup.

The EXL-1 has been revived with all the quality expected from D’Angelico. This single-cutaway archtop features a signature D’Angelico stairstep tailpiece along with a floating pickup and hard maple neck. The EXL-1 is a pure classic reborn into the 21st century. Includes case.

Features

  • Single cutaway shape
  • Hollow body
  • Laminated spruce top
  • Laminated flamed maple back
  • 17-1/2" width, 3" depth
  • Floating Humbucker
  • 1 volume / 1 tone controls
  • 7-ply binding
  • Stairstep pickguard
  • Satin stain rosewood bridge
  • D'Angelico stairstep tailpiece
  • Gold-plated hardware
  • Grover Super Rotomatic tuners
  • 1-11/16" nut width
  • Neck: Hard maple 2-pcs. walnut center
  • 25.5" scale
  • Mother-of-pearl inlay
  • Includes deluxe hardshell case

Pick a guitar with a peerless pedigree. Order today.

 
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D'AngelicoEXL-1 Hollowbody Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (8)
  • Fun to play (7)
  • Good pick up (6)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Solid electronics (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Recording (7)
    • Small venues (7)
    • Jamming (6)
    • Practicing (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (5), Professional musician (3)

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    D'Angelico EXL-1 Jazz Box

    By Gadget

    from Fanning Springs, Florida

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Great Jazz Sound
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about D'Angelico EXL-1 Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

    Right out of the box fit and finish of this guitar easily came up to my expectations. Nice job on the tight curves on the head stock. I own 11 guitars, most of them for Jazz and the EXL-1 comes the closest to my idea of a Jazz sound...it has that nice clear bottom sound that sets it apart from even my Gibson ES135.

    The playing action was high so I lowered the bridge as far as it would go. The bridge now rests on the saddle preventing any further lowering. Although the action is now acceptable, I can get it lower but will have to shave a bit off the bottom of the bridge. This is not hard to do.

    I will change the round wounds to D'Adarrio flat wounds #12

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    It's Great

    By Bill

    from Gettysburg, pa

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about D'Angelico EXL-1 Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

        I don't play it electrically, just acoustically. It's comfortable to play and sounds real good.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        "may I have some more, please?"

        By schroeda

        from orlando, fl

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • FEELS LIKE AN OLD FRIEND
        • Good Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about D'Angelico EXL-1 Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

          I never thought I could afford a D'Angelico guitar....then I found these overseas knock-offs.. They not only look the part, they play the part..set up out of the box was great with very little adjustment necessary. I have two other jazz guitars...both rare and playable... the EXL just felt like a younger brother to those wonderful old guitars...It's rare to pick one up and feel that "at home"...I certainly got lucky this time...
          I would not hesitate to recommend this model to ANYONE!...(note:..I was surprised with the strings that came on it ...so putting on light gauge flatwounds)

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          No hard case!

          By Leonardo

          from Curitiba. BRA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

            Comments about D'Angelico EXL-1 Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

            REALLY sad that it doesn't came with a hard case!
            Many stores with the guitar at the same price and with the case included!
            I taught sure it was included!

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            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            What you'd expect from D'Angelico

            By caribconsult

            from Puerto Rico

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            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Looks Stunning
            • Nice Craftsmanship
            • Perfect Intonation
            • Solid Electronics
            • True Jazz Tone

            Cons

            • Needs Flatwounds

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Jazz
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

            Comments about D'Angelico EXL-1 Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

            I got mine three weeks ago, and I was lucky enough to get one of the limited edition white finish models. It's stunning against the gold trim. When I was a young musician, D'Angelico was the 'drool' guitar for all serious guitarists. Now you can afford one. I'm surprised they ship it with roundwound strings...it really needs flatwounds for the right tone.

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            (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent Jazz Guitar

            By RevMc

            from Wisconsin

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Church
              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

              Comments about D'Angelico EXL-1 Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

              Wonderful Jazz Guitar from a Great Brand.
              I enjoy playing this guitar either acoustically or plugged into an acoustic Amp.

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              (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent Jazz Guitar

              By RevMc

              from Wisconsin

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up

              Cons

              • Unsure What Strings On It

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

              Comments about D'Angelico EXL-1 Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

              Very nice guitar from a Great Brand. The craftsmanship is excellent. I am really enjoying playing it. Sounds great acoustically or plugged into my Genz-Benz Acoustic Amp.

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              (11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              D`Angelico EXL-1 Hollowbody Electric

              By Jazz Guy

              from Richmond,VA

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              Pros

              • A True Jazz Box
              • Awesome
              • Beautiful
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Solid Electronics
              • Stunning In Appearence

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Jazz Sound
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

              Comments about D'Angelico EXL-1 Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

              This D`Angelico EXL-1 reissue is a great value in Jazz box guitars. It possesses extreme qualities required to produce that true jazz tone ,such as the Kent Armstrong pick up and a real hollowbody ,woody sort of overall sound and is breaming with the 1940s jazz vibe.For a korean made instrument ,it is on par with many other more expensive axes and also better sounding than some. Very high craftmanship is on display here,even the f-holes have binding and it is pretty light for a 17 inch bout size guitar.This is the "flagship" of their current productions and is a 1942 reissue ,with grover tuners and the full copy of either sunburst or natural ,just as John D`Angelico made them in the 1930s and 40s. They also now make a masterbuilt American version that costs thousands more, with real spruce top and real flamed maple back and sides But this laminate feels ,sounds and plays great and is extremely loud ,even unplugged ,loud enough to play unplugged with other acoustics!! Compared to other simular jazz boxes in this price range ,IMO the EXL-1 blows them away, big time. This guitar is a great value and an under advetised piece of quality for its cost. I will bet that they will go up a lot in the future.

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