D'Angelico's flagship archtop—now available in the Premier Series. Crafted from John D’Angelico’s original design, the Premier EXL-1's balanced, organic tone captures the unmistakable sound of a New York jazz box. Couple that with signature D'Angelico features in the Stairstep tailpiece and iconic headstock, the EXL-1 embodies elegance. Its single floating mini-humbucker highlights its naturally punchy mids and warm acoustic edge. Designed for jazzers at every turn, the Premier EXL-1 is the finest archtop in its class.

Model: Premier EXL-1 Ocean Turquoise

Hardware Color: Chrome

Logo (Front): Mother of Pearl Premier Shield Logo
Logo (Back): Serial Number, Silver Screen
Machine Head: Rotomatic Stairstep
String: D'Angelico Electrozinc Jazz 12's (12-52)
Truss Rod Cover: Aluminum Skyscraper, Chrome
Nut Width: 1 11/16”
Nut Material: PPS

Material: Ovangkol
Binding: Multi-ply
Fretwire: Medium Jumbo
Scale: 25.5”
Radius: 14"
Position Inlay Top: MOP Acrylic Block
Side Marker: Black Dot
Fret Number: 22

Material: 3 piece
Shape of Back: C-Shape
Joint Type: Set-Thru
Thickness at 1st Fret: 20mm
Thickness at 12th Fret: 22mm
Truss Rod: Dual Action

Body Style: Hollowbody Archtop
Body Depth: 3"
Body Width: 17"
Color: Ocean Turquoise
Shape: Single Cutaway
Top Material: Laminated Spruce
Back Material: Laminated Flame Maple
Side Material: Laminated Flame Maple
Binding Top: Multi-ply Cream
Bridge: Ovangkol
Tail & Tailpiece: D’Angelico Stairstep Trapeze
Pickguard: Two Chrome
Strap Button: Yes
Knobs: 2 Black Hex Knobs

Electronics Overview: 1 Floating Mini Humbucker / 1 volume / 1 tone
Pickup (Neck): Duncan-Designed Floating Mini-Humbucker

Case: Gig Bag

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  • Premier EXL-1 with Ovangkol Fretboard
  • Ocean Turquoise
Body Material
  • Maple
Color Family
  • Blue
Body Type
  • Hollow Body
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Body Shape
  • Single Cutaway
Neck Material
  • Maple
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Fretboard Material
  • Ovangkol
Scale Length
  • 25.5"
Number of Frets
  • 22

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Mill River Music & Guitar Shop

Northampton, MA, United States
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