D’Angelico Excel EXL1 Hollowbody Jazz Guitar – UNPLUGGED – Video

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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.

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Thanks for watching!

Best, Rick

ZZ TOP – Jesus Just Left Chicago – Live Outro Guitar Solo Demo with guitar tab

This video is a guitar lesson showing how to play the outro guitar solo to ZZ TOP’s “Jesus Just Left Chicago” from the 2008 Live in Texas concert.

I hope you enjoy learning this outro solo! Please “like” it on youtube and follow me there for updates!

Thank you, Rick McCargar

ZZ Top – Jesus Just Left Chicago Outro Solo from 2008 Live in Texas Concert
Jesus Just Left Chicago outro solo guitar tab
Jesus Just Left Chicago outro solo guitar tab


Ramblin’ Man – intro guitar solo demo – Allman Brothers Band – by Dickey Betts

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!”

Please check it out at AffordaBuds.com

Link to the AffordaBud earbuds.

This is his first professional design and I am very proud of him and would appreciate your support of his efforts there…he’s one of company founders! Congratulations Harlon!

Thank you,
Rick McCargar