Excel 59 Hollowbody Electric Guitar With Stairstep Tailpiece, Viola
Item ID: DAE59VIOGT
List Price: $4,700.95
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. Available in Vintage Natural, Viola, and Black Dog with a D'Angelico Shield Tremolo.
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.
With a bright edge for greater articulation and smooth sustain, an ebony fingerboard graces the Excel 59. Featuring a modern radius and medium jumbo fretwire from Jescar for unparalleled tone and control.
Vintage-inspired details like a chickenhead pickup selector and cupcake knobs lend a classic look and feel to the Excel 59.
Today, the Excel 59 has been modernized with a thinner but still fully hollow design and a slightly more compact, 16-inch-wide body for exceptional versatility and control—all while still offering organic archtop tone.
Hardware Color Gold
Headstock D'angelico Logo Mother Of Pearl D'angelico New York Logo
Series Inlay (Front) Mother Of Pearl Excel Shield Logo
Serial Number (Back) Model Name, Serial Number (W21xxxx)
Binding 3-ply, Cream
Tuners Grover Imperial
Strings D'angelico Electrozinc 10's (10-46)
Truss Rod Cover Aluminum Skyscraper, Gold
Nut Width 1 11/16”
Nut Material Bone
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Binding 3 Ply
Fretwire Jescar 47104
Scale Length 25"
Top Inlay Mother Of Pearl/abalone Split-block
Side Marker Yes
Fret Number 22
Neck Material 3 Piece
Joint Type Set-thru
Thickness At 1st Fret 20mm
Thickness At 12th Fret 22mm
Truss Rod Dual Action
Body Shape Single Cutaway
Body Style Fully Hollow
Body Depth 1.75"
Body Width 16"
Top Material Laminated Spruce
Back Material Laminated Flame Maple
Side Material Laminated Flame Maple
Binding 5 Ply
Bridge Gold Tune-o-matic
Tail & Tailpiece D'angelico Stairstep Tailpiece
Pickguard Tortoise Scalini (5 Ply)
Pickup Selector 3-way Chickenhead Selector
Knobs 2 Cupcake (Black)
Strap Buttons Two 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 (Black Cover)
Pickup (Middle) N/a
Pickup (Bridge) Seymour Duncan D'angelico Great Dane P-90 Bridge (Black Cover)