D'Angelico Excel 59 Solid Black

$1,769.02

A MODERN SPIN ON A JOHN D'ANGELICO ORIGINAL

The all-new Excel 59 is an old-school gem and modern spin on a John D'Angelico original designed in 1959. The 59's 16-inch-wide, 1.75-inch-deep, fully hollow body paired with an ebony fingerboard offers woody tone and crisp articulation. It features custom Seymour Duncan Great Dane P90s, exclusive to D'Angelico, offering a massive range of tones—from warm and wooly to big and brash. All paired with vintage-inspired details like a chickenhead selector and cupcake knobs, the 59 feels timeless. Now available in Solid Black.

 

A MODERN SPIN

Reimagined for the modern player, the Excel 59 features a shallower but still fully hollow body depth and slightly more compact, 16-inch-wide body for tonal versatility and control—all while still offering organic archtop tone.

 

EBONY FINGERBOARD

An ebony fingerboard assists in the woody, articulate tone of the 59, while a modern radius and medium jumbo fretwire from Jescar offer unparalleled tone and control.

 

CUSTOM GREAT DANE P90S

Custom-made D’Angelico Great Dane P90s by Seymour Duncan are based on earlier dog-ear P90s from the 1940s and offer vivid tones ranging from warm and woody to bold and brash.

 

VINTAGE AESTHETICS

Vintage-inspired details like a chickenhead pickup selector and cupcake knobs lend a classic look and feel to the Excel 59.

 

Model

Specific Model: Excel 59, Solid Black 

SKU: DAE59SBK2GT   

 

Hardware

Hardware Color: Gold

 

Headstock

Headstock Shape: Standard   

Logo Inlay: Mother of Pearl D'Angelico New York Logo        

Series Inlay (Front): Mother of Pearl Excel Shield Logo         

Serial Number (Back): Model Name, Serial Number 

Binding: 3-ply 

Finish: Gloss   

Headpin: Cupola        

Tuners: Grover 150 Imperial  

Strings: D'Angelico Electrozinc 10's (10-46)  

Truss Rod Cover: Aluminum Skyscraper        

Nut Width: 1 11/16”  

Nut Material: Tusq     

 

Fingerboard

Material: Ebony         

Binding: 3-ply 

Fretwire: Jescar 47/104 Nickel Silver 

Scale Length: 25"       

Radius: 16"     

Top Inlay: Mother of Pearl/Abalone Split-Block        

Side Marker: Yes        

Fret Number: 22        

 

Neck

Material: 3 piece        

Finish: Gloss   

Profile: C-Shape         

Joint Type: Set Neck   

Thickness: 1F: 20mm, 12F: 22mm     

Truss Rod: Dual Action           

 

Body

Body Shape: Single Cutaway  

Body Style: Hollowbody        

Body Depth: 1.75"     

Body Width: 16"        

Color: Solid Black       

Finish: Gloss   

Top Material: Laminated Spruce       

Back Material: Laminated Maple      

Side Material: Laminated Maple       

Binding: 5-ply 

Bridge: Gold Tune-O-Matic    

Tailpiece: D'Angelico Stairstep           

Pickguard: Tortoise Scalini (5 Ply)      

Back Plate: N/A          

Pickup Selector: 3-Way Chickenhead Selector          

Knobs: 2 Cupcake (Cream)     

Strap Buttons: Gold, Locking 

 

Electronics

Overview: 2 Seymour Duncan D'Angelico Great Dane P-90s // 1 volume 1 tone // 3-way chickenhead selector switch    

Pickup (Neck): Seymour Duncan D'Angelico Great Dane P-90 Neck (Cream Cover) 

Pickup (Middle): N/A 

Pickup (Bridge): Seymour Duncan D'Angelico Great Dane P-90 Bridge (Cream Cover)        

Pots: 500k      

Output Jack: Standard Mono 

 

General

Case: Deluxe Hardshell (DE17CASE)  

Made In: Korea