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D'Angelico Premier Series EXL-1 Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Stairstep Tailpiece Transparent Wine

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D’Angelico's flagship archtop returns in the all-new Premier Series. Crafted from John D’Angelico’s original design, the Premier EXL-1's balanced, or...Click To Read More About This Product

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Crafted from John D’Angelico’s original design.

D’Angelico's flagship archtop returns in the all-new Premier Series. Crafted from John D’Angelico’s original design, the Premier EXL-1's balanced, organic tone recalls the sound of a classic New York jazz box. Couple that with signature D'Angelico features in the Stairstep tailpiece, Skyscraper truss rod cover, and iconic headstock, the EXL-1 embodies elegance. Its single floating mini-humbucker highlights its naturally punchy mids and warm acoustic edge. Designed for jazz players worldwide, the Premier EXL-1 is a staple. Includes gig bag.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Laminated
  • Top wood: Spruce
  • Body wood: Maple
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: C
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Set-in 
  • Scale length: 25.5 in.
  • Truss rod: Dual-action
  • Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: Not specified
  • Fret size: Medium 
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Block
  • Nut width: 1.687 in. (42.8 mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: H
  • Neck: Mini humbucker
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Not applicable
  • 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: Not applicable
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Compensated rosewood 
  • Tailpiece: D'Angelico Stairstep
  • Tuning machines: Chrome Rotomatic Stairstep
  • Color: Chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Body shape
  • Case: Gig bag
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Indonesia

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D'AngelicoPremier Series EXL-1 Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Stairstep Tailpiece
 
4.5

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5.0

Great Sound

By Beau

from Chicago

Pros

  • feel
  • fullness
  • tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • jamming
    • jazz
    • recording

    Comments about D'Angelico Premier Series EXL-1 Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Stairstep Tailpiece:

    Great guitar, has the playability and feel of the excel EXL-1 but at a more affordable price. I've been using it at my local tuesday night jazz gig and it's sounding great. Surprisingly holds its tone, even if I crank my amp up.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    It's nice

    By dick tracy

    from Tupelo

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    Comments about D'Angelico Premier Series EXL-1 Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Stairstep Tailpiece:

    I play jazz on this guitar...Paired with the small CV Little Jazz amp, you get the real deal fat jazz sound...Guitar is OK as shipped but feels rough...He neck arrived amazingly straight for an Asian guitar...The frets feel unpolished and slightly rough.....I rubbed mine down with a 3M fine sanding pad....Over the top of the frets and up and down the sides......I go for feel and not looks exactly....Mine still looks great and it feels much better will feel better more it's played...Strings I use 11 15 20 28 36 46.....Easy on fingers and fat tone...I rank this guitar better than any of the Epihones in his price, for sure.,..The nut may need filing out to prevent strings hanging up....The bridge slots on mine needed a few of them enlarged as they were making that sound whn a string gauge up.....25 1/2 scale......Low action....Good feeling neck profile....No bad frets....Tuners are a little weak....I got mine on president day sale.....Heck of a bargain....Volume and tone work nice.....Not a real heavy guitar....I love mine...

     
    4.0

    wanted one for a while

    By Bill Deacon

    from Texas

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about D'Angelico Premier Series EXL-1 Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Stairstep Tailpiece:

      I've wanted one fo these for a while but couldn't justify the $1400 price tag. Caught one on a stupid deal fo eh day and wish I had just splurged long ago. I own a '58 Gretch, a G&L American Bluesboy, Martin, Takameni and Taylor acoustics as well as multiple Fender basses. I took the D'Angelico to my jazz gig and immediately got positive responses from the band and crowd for style and sound. Quickly becoming my go to instrument

       
      5.0

      Amazing!!

      By Garland

      from Palm Beach, FL

      Comments about D'Angelico Premier Series EXL-1 Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Stairstep Tailpiece:

      This guitar plays and feels great. It has a great natural tone to it that sounds rich either acoustically or when plugged in. The setup was pretty spot on when I got it-- the neck shape is great too. Overall, no complaints, a wonderful instrument indeed.

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