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D'Angelico EXL-1A Acoustic-Electric Archtop Guitar

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Product Price $1,399.99
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Designed to capture the true essence of the instrument, the EXL-1A is a no-frills acoustic arch top with simple plug-and-play so you can bask in its ...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 06-13-2018

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A classic-looking beauty with barebones electronics for a sleek, stylish archtop.

Designed to capture the true essence of the instrument, the EXL-1A is a no-frills acoustic arch top with simple plug-and-play so you can bask in its organic tone. It comes with D'Angelico's electro-core trustworthy piezo pickup which has no control knobs because you can trust in this guitar's natural tone. With a 17 in. body and a slim C-shape neck, the EXL-1A is comfortable and exceptionally built, ideal for all types of players -- especially those looking to stand out. With 7-ply binding, a Scalini pickguard, and Grover Super Rotomatic tuners, the legendary D'Angelico aesthetic abounds. Robust in sound when amplified or acoustic, the EXL-1A is an elegant addition to any guitarists' collection.


Includes hardshell case.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body type: 3 in. Archtop Hollow Body
  • Cutaway: Single cutaway
  • Top wood: Laminated Spruce
  • Back & sides: Laminated Flame Maple
  • Bracing pattern: Info not available
  • Body finish: Natural
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Slim-C 
  • Nut width: 1.69 in. (43 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Neck wood: Maple/Walnut/Maple
  • Scale length: 25.5 in. 
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Natural
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: D'Angelico
  • Configuration: Piezo 
  • Preamp EQ: No
  • Feedback filter: No
  • Tuner: No
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Ebony
  • Tuning machines: Grover Super Rotomatics - Gold
  • Bridge: Floating Ebony
  • Saddle & nut: Bone
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickup System
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Info not available

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D'AngelicoEXL-1A Acoustic-Electric Archtop Guitar
 
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5.0

Great guitar

By Dave

from Manhattan, NY

Pros

  • acoustic jazz
  • punchy
  • smooth
  • tone

Cons

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      Comments about D'Angelico EXL-1A Acoustic-Electric Archtop Guitar:

      This is a great guitar. Originally I was a little unsure of how I liked it when I bought it, but after adding 13s, the guitar really opened up. It has that great classic New York jazz sound the cuts through any mix. A real pleasure to record with. And it's nice without the pickup because it's a bit lighter.

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      1.0

      Not what I expected

      By R

      from WY

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      Comments about D'Angelico EXL-1A Acoustic-Electric Archtop Guitar:

      This was an open box level 2 purchase. It arrived in perfect condition and I inspected very closely. A beautiful arch top guitar and just what I would expect from D'Angelico. (I own three other models.) I frankly couldn't figure out why M. F. listed it as level 2 because the guitar and case were flawless. But then I plugged it in. The Piezo pickup -- which should have produced a fairly accurate amplification of the guitar's acoustic sound, instead produced the worst cheesy noise I've ever heard. There was no way of trimming it out on my Roland AC-33, either. So it became clear why M.F. called it a level 2. (Cost me eighty-five beans to send it back UPS Ground.)

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