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”
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