This is an example of the unplugged, acoustic tone of a D’Angelico Excel EXL1 Hollowbody Jazz Guitar.
I used a Dunlop .73 Tortex guitar pick and recorded with an AKG P420 large diaphragm, dual capsule microphone into a ZOOM Q8HD camera via xlr cable.
The guitar has an all-laminate maple body with laminate spruce top.
I removed the non-functional pickup. They list it as “floating” but have them taped to the top with double-sided tape. I plan to put in a pair of Seymour Duncan Seth Lover non-potted pickups and good wiring including 4 pots – two volume and two tone, as one might find in a far more expensive Gibson L5
This clip is about the first half of Barney Kessel’s version of “Autumn Leaves” Let me know what you think.
I lowered the pitch in a program called CAPO so I wouldn’t have to tune my guitar up a half-step, so if you play along with the original it will be different higher, but in the same place on the guitar.
Played my 2017 Gibson SG Standard LE in Pelham Blue…it looks different in every light and I love it! Played through my Vox DA5 practice amp so the tone isn’t all it should be but the amp is so easy to use…and I don’t burn up my tubes! haha.
Hope you like it and find it to be useful.
Ramblin’ Man intro guitar solo:
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By the way, my son designed a logo for a new brand of Bluetooth wireless earbuds that will be available in early 2018 – AffordaBuds.com – His design is an Alien named “ReeZen” and the tagline is “Listen to ReeZen – AffordaBuds are The Sound Choice in affordable Bluetooth wireless earbuds that connect easily and sound great!”