D'Angelico's flagship archtop jazzbox comes to a stripped-down intermediate model in the Premier Series EXL-1. If you're a player who's looking for a bar or bedroom version of the bellwether Excel EXL-1 or if you're just a fan of its chrome-on-color visual simplicity the Premier succeeds in bringing you EXL-1 style and vibe at an attractive price. A single floating Duncan Designed mini humbucker and simplified control scheme administers velvety smoothness and a dynamic bite into your tube amp of choice. Yet even unplugged, the Premier EXL-1 packs a powerful punch that harks back to John D'Angelico's earliest designs. Its laminated flame maple body gets an extra dose of acoustic character and output via its laminated spruce top. The durable 3-piece maple neck plays easily up and down the 22-fret, 14-inch-radius ovangkol fingerboard. Rounding out this impressive archtop is a fleet of Premier Series D'Angelico Art Deco appointments: Super Rotomatic tuners, MOP Acrylic Block fingerboard inlays, Scroll fingerboard bevel, and a chrome Stairstep/Skyscraper tailpiece and truss cover.