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D'Angelico EX-SS — Black

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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$1,699.99
MSRP: $2,629.00
Your Savings: $929.01 (35.34%)
SKU: EXSSBLKBH
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D’Angelico EX-SS   15” Semi-Hollowbody Double Pickup 

The D’Angelico name has long been synonymous with the finest archtop guitars on the planet, and has recently been resurrected through a licensing deal with his estate. If you can get past the sacrilege of brand new guitars bearing the long-deceased master builder’s brand (and their being made in Korea*), these are really nice guitars. While they’re not made from the same materials John D’Angelico would have used—or built with his methodical patience and technique—they are serious, worthy instruments. 

This D’Angelico EX-SS 15” semi-hollowbody features an ebony-finished laminated maple top, sides and back. The body is lightweight, resonant and open, and a solid block beneath the bridge helps restrict unwanted acoustic vibration—giving you the ability to use controlled feedback for increased sustain. 

The neck is multi-ply maple/walnut, with an ebony fretboard and large mother-of-pearl block markers. A pair of Kent Armstrong vintage humbucker pickups produce a wide range of tones, from jazzy rhythms to killer blues leads. All hardware is plated in black, including the pickups, signature “stair step” tailpiece and Grover Imperial tuners, giving this a sophisticated, black-on-black intensity.

The top, back and “stair step” tortoiseshell pickguard all feature 5-ply binding. F-holes are bound, as well. The split-pediment headstock offers a faithful reproduction of D’Angelico’s iconic original. The workmanship, features and finish are all excellent, and the quality is top notch. It’s just not exactly … you know, a real D’Angelico.  

*D’Angelico’s Master Builder line is made in the U.S.

Features

  • 15” single-cutaway archtop semi-hollowbody construction
  • Laminated maple top, back and sides
  • 5-ply binding on top, back and pickguard
  • Bound f-holes
  • 2 x Kent Armstrong Vintage Humbuckers, w/ black plating
  • 2 x Volume, 2 x Tone controls w/ 3-way toggle selector
  • Maple/walnut neck construction
  • Bound ebony fretboard w/ large mother-of-pearl markers
  • Black staircase tailpiece
  • 25” scale
  • 1 11/16” nut width
  • Black-plated Grover Imperial tuners
  • Black tuneomatic bridge
  • Deluxe hardshell case

Features

  • 15” single-cutaway archtop semi-hollowbody construction
  • Laminated maple top, back and sides
  • 5-ply binding on top, back and pickguard
  • Bound f-holes
  • 2 x Kent Armstrong Vintage Humbuckers, w/ black plating
  • 2 x Volume, 2 x Tone controls w/ 3-way toggle selector
  • Maple/walnut neck construction
  • Bound ebony fretboard w/ large mother-of-pearl markers
  • Black staircase tailpiece
  • 25” scale
  • 1 11/16” nut width
  • Black-plated Grover Imperial tuners
  • Black tuneomatic bridge
  • Deluxe hardshell case