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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
If anyone is looking for a guitar of this type, you may find this one of interest and a great deal today to boot.

Stupid Deal Reg. $1700.00 USD Sale: $799.00 USD

Stupid Deal of the Day | Musician's Friend

D'Angelico Excel Series SS Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Stairstep Tailpiece Grey Black Black Hardware

The Excel SS has earned its place as a modern standout. A 15-inch-wide single-cutaway archtop, the SS is lightweight, punchy, and versatile. High-output Kent Armstrong humbuckers make for crisp attack and remarkable resonance, while a slim C-shape neck profile offers maximum comfort. Revered by players from Bob Weir to Kurt Rosenwinkel, the SS is no stranger to stages. Now available with both signature D’Angelico Stairstep trapeze-style tailpiece or a traditional stop tailpiece with full center block. Includes hardshell case.

  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Semi-hollow or chambered body
  • Body material: Laminated
  • Top wood: Maple Flamed
  • Body wood: Maple Flamed
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck shape: C
  • Neck wood: 3-piece maple/walnut/maple
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 25"
  • Truss rod: Dual action
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 16"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Inlays: Block
  • Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Vintage humucker
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Vintage humucker
  • Brand: Kent Armstrong
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Trapeze
  • Tuning machines: Grover Imperial
  • Color: Gold
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: South Korea

18,597 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Damn that looks fine!

Killing me...
Sorry, I never meant to hurt you.:D

If the neck was 1 3/4" it would be on my list.

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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
looks great to me until I get to the 16" fretboard radius... uh, no thanks...
Yep, it all comes down to the neck or at least, that's where it should start.

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i bought a used one from L and M in Calgary last fall. 10 out of 10 in terms of its used quality . looked band new other than the missing pick guard. I would have to say its been an excellent guitar for jazz or other . small enough body where it feels very comfortable. A little top heavy on the tuner end but not bad . first trapeze style i have ever had so depending on where you rest your picking hand you may compress the tailpiece and detune slightly . Other than that , great quality and good value under 2k . i was at their booth at NAMM this year and this series and the ones up and down are very good guitars in my opinion . The Booth/room was very busy and you could touch and play anything you wanted.
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