With fully-hollow laminate construction, a single Lollar Charlie Christian pickup, and an archtop-style floating tailipiece and bridge, the Eastside LC archtop has been designed with vintage tone in mind for the professional jazz player. Now available with upscale appointments, the Eastside LC Deluxe features a bound neck and peghead along with our custom ebony "top-hat" knobs.
A D’Angelico with P-90 pickups? Yes. Master luthier John D’Angelico built several instruments powered by fabulous P-90 pickups, and the EX-59 is a classic example of such a guitar. After unearthing an original 1959 sunburst D’Angelico, the reissue soon followed.
The EX-59 is the perfect companion to the traditional D’Angelico humbucking pickup-equipped archtop and offers that legendary D’Angelico warmth but with a unique edge. Its P-90 pickups provide just the right amount of bite to give your sound some attitude if you want to push it hard. It’s no surprise blues icon Robert Randolph has adopted the EX-59 as his guitar of choice.
Staying true to the D’Angelico legacy, the EX-59 exudes elegance. The distinctive headstock with a mother-of-pearl Excel inlay and Art Deco truss rod cover, mother-of-pearl square block inlays, carved top and back, Gold Grover Super Rotomatic stairstep tuners, chicken-head three-way pickup position switch, and ’50s retro-vibe volume and tone knobs add that timeless D’Angelico touch. The EX-59’s gorgeous light faded cherry sunburst finish over its laminated flame maple top and back is accentuated by the absence of a pickguard—a design element carried over from the original. A deluxe hardshell case is included.
If you’re after the buttery sound of the blues or the smokey sounds of jazz, this is the guitar you’ve been waiting for. Whether plugged into a class A vintage combo amp or direct into your computer-based recording system, the EX-59 will remain true to its unique identity.
The EX-59 is a legacy rediscovered and reborn.
The EXL-1 has been revived with all the quality expected from D’Angelico. This single cutaway archtop features a signature D’Angelico stairstep tailpiece along with a floating pickup and hard maple neck. The EXL-1 is a pure classic reborn into the 21st century. Deluxe hardshell case included.
Body: Hollow maple
Neck: Maple neck with 1 11/16" wide nut and rosewood fretboard with pearloid dot inlays
Cosmetic Condition: The entire guitar is covered in some very light, fine checking. The body has a few light dings, mostly on the sides where some run through the finish. The neck is still pretty clean and shows very little wear. The headstock just has some minor wear around the edges. This archtop looks great!
Playability: The strings are at a medium height, play nicely, and fret clearly.
Weight: 5lbs 6oz
Case: Gig bag
The EXL-1 has been revived with all the quality expected from D’Angelico. This single-cutaway archtop features a signature D’Angelico stairstep tailpiece along with a floating pickup and hard maple neck. The EXL-1 is a pure classic reborn into the 21st century. Includes matching hardshell case.