Southern rock guitarist and songwriter Marcus King discusses his love for the archtop guitar, and plays his new song ‘Wildflowers & Wine’ off his new album, “El Dorado,” on the new Excel EXL-1 Throwback.
Incorporating details and design elements from John D’Angelico’s original archtops as they became more ornate throughout the 1940s, both the single-cutaway EXL-1 Throwback and non-cutaway Style B Throwback feature the new 7-ply scroll-style headstock design, macassar ebony headstock plate, ebony fingerboard, throwback f-holes, satin ebony pickguards, and two new finishes—Vintage Natural and Viola.
EXCEL EXL-1 THROWBACK
A vintage spin on our flagship model, the Excel EXL-1 Throwback embodies the legacy of fine archtops. A 17-inch-wide, 3-inch-deep body emanates warm, woody archtop tone propelled by a single floating Seymour Duncan Johnny Smith mini-humbucker. And visually—it’s hard to look away. Old-school full-fret mother-of-pearl fingerboard inlays on an ebony fingerboard lead to a scroll-style headstock designed by John D’Angelico in the 30s, while a satin ebony pickguard meets a spruce top featuring multi-bound Throwback f-holes.