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D'Angelico Premier EXL-1 Archtop Hollowbody Electric Guitar


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The EXL-1 Archtop Hollowbody has been revived with all the quality, tone and looks you've come to expect from D'Angelico.

This Premier Series EXL-1 offers all the traditional D'Angelico style, tone, and superb playability and quality of its predecessor at an exceptional value. The ultimate D'Angelico jazz box, the fully hollow single cutaway body of the EXL-1 is crafted from a laminated spruce top paired with laminated maple back & sides, which produces a beautiful, resonant tone with amazing balance and clarity. Carved from maple, the ultra-comfortable neck will feel right at home in your fretting hand.

Equipped with a single floating neck humbucker, the Premier EXL-1 delivers a gorgeous amplified tone while providing maximum top vibration and string resonance thanks to its floating design. The no-nonsense, pickguard-mounted controls consist of a single volume and single tone control.

This classically-appointed D'Angelico EXL-1 showcases chrome hardware, which a set of Grover Super Rotomatic stairstep tuners and a D'Angelico stairstep tailpiece with a rosewood bridge. Traditional adornments include a distinctive D'Angelico headstock featuring an ebony veneer, a mother-of-pearl Premier shield and an aluminum skyscraper truss rod-cover, a signature stairstep pickguard and mother-of-pearl square block fingerboard inlays. This finely crafted archtop comes with the full protection of a deluxe gig bag.

Get your D'Angelico Premier EXL-1 Archtop Hollowbody Electric Guitar today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Archtop Hollowbody Electric Guitar
  • Gig Bag

A REALLY NICE playing guitar


I actually purchased the D'angelico EXL-1 which is about the same as the EXL- Premier, but with a lot more "Bling". The Premier plays just as well as the EXL-1, but omits the seven layer binding and gold hardware. I played both models and they both are superb instruments with impeccable fit and finish. The workmanship rivals any of my much more expensive guitars. The single floating pickup is warm and has great tone. This is a wonderful guitar for jazz, blues, swing, country and reggae music. It would not be a good guitar for loud music because you would get feedback from the hollow body - something all hollow body guitars experience. The feedback is no bettor nor worse in this D'angelico than in any other brand. They all will feed back at high volume settings. The frets are done extremely well and the ends are beautifully finished, with no rough or sharp edges. The workmanship on this guitar is excellent. The tuners are smooth and accurate. This is a beautiful guitar that feels and plays great. It is beautiful to look at and almost worth the money to have it just to hang on the wall and admire, but it is a lot more fun to play. An Excellent guitar. As usual, Sam Ash was great to deal with and offered a great price.



Premier EXL-1 Archtop Hollowbody Electric Guitar

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Series Premier Series
Model EXL-1
Number Of Frets 22
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1-11/16"
Body Style Single Cutaway
Neck Wood 2-Piece Hard Maple with Walnut Center
Fingerboard Rosewood
Body Wood Maple
Top Laminated Spruce
Pickup Configuration H
Neck Pickup Floating Humbucker
Bridge Type Satin Stain Rosewood
Tuning Machines Sealed Gears
Orientation Right-Handed
Other Features .
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Deluxe Gig Bag
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Warranty Info:

Limited Warranty
D’Angelico Guitars of America warrantees this instrument to be free from defects, in materials and workmanship, for a period of one year from the original date of purchase, subject to the limitations contained herein.

Not covered in this warranty:
Damages caused by humidity or the lack thereof, extreme temperature exposure, abuse, neglect or improper storage. Any instrument on which the serial number has been removed or altered. Any instrument not purchased from an authorized dealer, or upon which unauthorized repair or service work has been carried out. Any instrument that has been damaged due to an accident, negligence or misuse. Shipping damage of any kind. Normal “wear and tear”, including, but not limited to any discoloration, fading or damage to the original finish, or worn frets, strings, tuners, hardware and plating. Any subjective issues such as “tone”.

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