I’m a big fan of smaller-bodied semi-hollow guitars. That’s why the latest announcement from D’Angelico about the new Excel Mini DC intrigued me:
Brand new for 2020, the Excel Mini DC is a fourteen-inch-wide double cutaway semi-hollow boasting punchy vintage tone and unparalleled comfort. The Mini DC’s undersized body, sleek headstock and slim C-shape neck profile combine to create a lightweight design perfect for players who want total control over their instrument. Strapped with Seymour Duncan 59 humbuckers and coil-splitting push/pull tone knobs, the Excel Mini DC offers a remarkable variety of rich tones and sweet sustain. Available in Black, Trans Cherry and Vintage Natural.
The guitar features some interesting specs, including a laminated spruce top with laminated maple back and sides, ebony fretboard, medium-jumbo frets, and a flat 16″ radius. The USA-made Duncan 59s are a nice touch.