D'Angelico Excel SS Black Dog

$1,990.45

WARM AND PUNCHY

The Excel SS has asserted itself in the world of semi-hollow guitars. A 15-inch-wide single-cutaway, the SS is equal parts warm and punchy. Perfectly balanced Seymour Duncan 59 Humbuckers provide savory tone—including coil-tapping push/pull tone knobs for single-coil sparkle—while a slim C-shape neck profile offers maximum comfort. Now featuring an ebony fingerboard for archtop articulation and remarkable sustain. Now available in Black Dog.

 

FLAGSHIP SEMI-HOLLOW DESIGN

A curvaceous and compact single-cutaway semi-hollow with a full-sized yet lightweight center block, the Excel SS is D’Angelico’s preeminent semi-hollow design.

 

SEYMOUR DUNCAN 59S WITH COIL SPLITTING

Equal parts rich and clear across the tonal spectrum, USA Seymour Duncan 59 humbuckers offer vintage-inspired tones and remarkable articulation. Paired with coil-splitting push/pull tone knobs for maximum versatility.

 

EBONY FINGERBOARD

With a bright edge for greater articulation and smooth sustain, an ebony fingerboard now graces the Excel SS. Featuring a modern radius and medium jumbo fretwire from Jescar.

 

GROVER IMPERIAL TUNERS

Grover Imperial tuners inspired by vintage D’Angelico’s from the 40s and 50s ensure consistent and accurate tuning with a 16:1 gear ratio.

 

Model

Specific Model: Excel SS, Black Dog   

SKU: DAESSBDGTR     

 

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 ame, 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: Semi-hollow (with centerblock) 

Body Depth: 1.75"     

Body Width: 15"        

Color: Black Dog        

Finish: Gloss   

Top Material: Laminated Mahogany 

Back Material: Laminated Mahogany

Side Material: Laminated Mahogany

Binding: 5-Ply 

Bridge: Roller Tune-o-Matic   

Tailpiece: D'Angelico Shield tremolo B-70     

Pickguard: Solid black Scalini (5 Ply)  

Back Plate: N/A          

Pickup Selector: 3-Way toggle           

Knobs: 4 Ebony          

Strap Buttons: Gold, locking  

 

Electronics

Overview: 2 Humbuckers / 2 Volume / 2 Tone (Push/Pull) / 3-Way toggle switch   

Pickup (Neck): USA Seymour Duncan 59 humbucker (gold cover)   

Pickup (Middle): N/A 

Pickup (Bridge): USA Seymour Duncan 59 humbucker (gold cover) 

Pots: 500K      

Output Jack: Standard Mono 

 

General

Case: Deluxe Hardshell (DESSCASE)  

Made In: Korea