D'Angelico Excel 1956 - Sunburst - Very Good Condition
Here is a beautiful 1956 D’Angelico Excel cutaway. This guitar plays beautifully and sounds great. As a working musician's guitar, it has had work done to it over the years but maintains its distinctive character, feel, and playability.
The guitar has had quite a history as the original owner had modified the instrument by installing 2 humbucker pickups into the top, added 2 output jacks to the treble side of the body using 1 for each pickup, and had the original strap loop removed from the side of the neck heel and replaced with a different strap button to it’s current position.
To rectify these modifications, a new top was made for the guitar back in 1983 by famed luthier Carlo Greco. Carlo also filled 2 output jack holes on the treble side of the body, replaced some of the binding, and applied a layer of clear lacquer to the sides of the body, neck, and back of the headstock as it looks to have had a bit of work done around the headstock to repair some dented or chipped wood. He also made a replacement pickguard as the original degraded long ago. The original neck heal binding cover is degrading a bit as shown in the pics. The guitar's endpin is also a bit loose possibly due to shrinkage.
Aside from the repairs made to it over the years, the guitar is in very good condition and is setup with nice low action, plays, and sounds great. Comes packed in a very well-fit and durable hard shell case. Check out the demo video of this guitar included within this listing.
Made In Year: 1956
Top Wood: European Spruce
Body Material: Curly Spalted Flamed Maple
Upper Bout: 17”
Lower Bout: 12”
Scale Length: 24.75”
Finish Material: Gloss Nitrocellulose
Binding Material: Multi-Layer Celluloid
Weight: 6 Lbs 10 Ozs
Nut Width: 1.75”
Neck Profile: Moderate C
Tailpiece: D’Angelico New York Stairstep Tailpiece
Bridge: Replacement Floating Rosewood Bridge
Tuners: Gold Plated Grover Imperials
Pickups: 1 Floating DeArmond Rhythm Chief
Electronics: 1 Volume, 1 Tone
Case: Hard Case
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This guitar is presented by Vintage Guitar Gallery of Long Island in Huntington, NY. Buyer pays shipping (and applicable taxes) which is added to the sales price at checkout.