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 Viola.
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.
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-inspired details like a chickenhead pickup selector and cupcake knobs lend a classic look and feel to the Excel 59
Specific Model: Excel 59, Viola
Hardware Color: Gold
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
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
Fretwire: Jescar 47/104 Nickel Silver
Scale Length: 25"
Top Inlay: Mother Of Pearl/Abalone Split-Block
Side Marker: Yes
Fret Number: 22
Material: 3 Piece
Joint Type: Set Neck
Thickness: 1f: 20mm, 12f: 22mm
Truss Rod: Dual Action
Body Shape: Single Cutaway
Body Style: Hollowbody
Body Depth: 1.75"
Body Width: 16"
Top Material: Laminated Spruce
Back Material: Laminated Flame Maple
Side Material: Laminated Flame Maple
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 (Black)
Strap Buttons: Gold, Locking
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 (Black Cover)
Pickup (Middle): N/A
Pickup (Bridge): Seymour Duncan D'Angelico Great Dane P-90 Bridge (Black Cover)
Output Jack: Standard Mono
Case: Deluxe Hardshell (DE17CASE)
Made In: Korea