D’Angelico Guitars at Guitar Village. On Tour – let’s find out more about this new model. The new D’Angelico Excel Tour and its slightly smaller alternative, the Excel Mini Tour are new from D’Angelico – stop tail guitars, with a...Read More
D’Angelico Guitars at Guitar Village.
On Tour – let’s find out more about this new model.
The new D’Angelico Excel Tour and its slightly smaller alternative, the Excel Mini Tour are new from D’Angelico – stop tail guitars, with a single volume and tone knob with familiar, superb sounding D’Angelico Supro Bolt Humbucker pickups that possess a rich vintage tone with 50’s style wiring which retain top-end clarity, all designed to sway players and collectors alike who enjoy the semi hollow guitar aesthetic and open to trying perhaps the D’Angelico brand for the first time. A new, alternative guitar perhaps with brushed steel hardware, cool, understated, satin finishes and a look and feel that feels fresh, not to mention the highly distinctive Throw Back Scroll D’Angelico Headstock. Tour ready.
The Excel Tours are new to the D’Angelico fraternity and will feel instantly familiar to all current semi hollow guitar players. Build quality, construction and material composition are all as you’d expect to find in the category completed in colours and shades that will easily fit in with the look of your band, with references to the golden age colour chart. Stylish F Style holes too, compliment the vintage vibe, a well balanced instrument that plays well while sitting or standing with a comfy strap. Tone, performance, feel, character and playability could be all present on your next tour regardless of the model that appeals to you most, a certain hit on the stage, in the photo studio online or live, the new D’Angelico Tour guitar is set to have your covered for miles.
D’Angelico guitars remain as popular in the 21st century as they ever have done in their 90-year history. A dynamic and creative guitar company that continue to manufacture superbly crafted solid-body, hollow-body, acoustic guitars and ukuleles from facilities the world over including, New York City, Indonesia, South Korea and China. A truly global guitar company.
In fact, going back a few years, when instruments where being prepared for manufacture overseas, the original USA made guitars were placed through scanning machines more commonly associated with the medical profession, in order to accurately record every millimetre in incredible detail for consistency, to ensure every guitar maintains the quality and legacy of the D’Angelico brand.
Of course, D’Angelico Custom Shop guitars are still manufactured in the USA, by master builders who can produce up to five guitars a month using time honoured skills passed down through the generations, highly sought after lutherie.
D’Angelico Guitars, first founded in 1932, in Little Italy (Manhattan) New York by John D’Angelico who garnered a considerable reputation for extremely well-built, handmade arch top guitars with a design flair that completely encapsulated the 1930’s as a moment in time, incorporating some of the art and design flourishes of the period, as represented in furniture and architecture let’s say, otherwise known as the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements. The artful 1930’s.
Today, D’Angelico exists under a modern-day corporate umbrella but the founding principles of the company remain in place and are best illustrated in the current range of guitars where you will see that all of the founding principles and aesthetics remain in place, the quality, sound and feel of the guitars, not to mention their highly luxurious appearance as good now as ever.
Let’s take a closer look.
The D’Angelico Excel series are superb looking and sounding semi hollow guitars aimed at, but not exclusively for, jazz, fusion, classic rock and blues players. For guitarists at all points in their career, from beginner to pro and at all junctures in between.
It’s the visual appearance of these D’Angelico guitars that really impress, with their wonderful tone wood compositions such as maple and rosewood and with classic pickups, whether P-90’s or Seymour Duncan humbuckers, coil tap yes / no, gold parts, chrome parts, that distinctive scroll headstock and the iconic D’Angelico insignia.
Not only do these guitars look superb in the shop but the way they feel, the way they react to the easiest chord progression, your story will unfold quickly from the first strum. The guitars feel comfortable and familiar too in their size and dimension, have you played a semi hollow guitar in the past, who is you favourite semi hollow guitarist of all time?
In Stock- £6999 .00