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    For those who look for alternative to the ES-339, D'Angelico reveals some "mini DC" in Premier and Excel series :
    Premier Mini DC | Premier Series | D'Angelico Guitars

    Excel Mini DC | Excel Series | D'Angelico Guitars

    Any thoughts ?

    I personally feel fine with my Gibson but would enjoy trying the excel one (I like ebony FB)

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    I like it ok, would be a lot nicer with the "throwback" headstock. That big crazy carved thing is too much.

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    (In an angry Scotsman's voice) "Look at the size of that headstock. It's like an orange on a toothpick."

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    ?? Why Scotsman?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob MacKillop
    ?? Why Scotsman?
    Lol, sorry Rob, but did you ever see "So I Married an Axe Murderer?"



    Myers based the character off his own father, I think, he would say his dad's accent was "English when he was happy and Scottish when he was angry."

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    Okay, that IS funny

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    So if you live in any place in USA, close to Mikagi Guitar dealers. Give it a try, you won't be dissappointed.
    Really premium guitars. But hard to sell if you give up on it after some time, since it's a high end handmade guitar. People don't like second hand handmade instruments.
    But if you won't sell that guitar ever, it's a amazing instrument.
    To me it's the closest to ES 339 alternative, in same time being a high quality guitar.
    So if you live anywhere near Mikagi Guitar dealers, give it a shot.

    Btw.

    I'm not saying to visit those places just for a guitar. Or order guitar.
    But if some of you, by a chance, find yourself in any of this towns of dealers, with 2000$ in cash. xD
    Give guitar a try.

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    It is easy to crap on the modern D’Angelico company, for oh so many reasons.

    But...

    And it is a big butt...

    If you actually want to make actual music sounds on a guitar (rather then tell us about your multiple homes and other old man ass-hat jerk twaddle), they seem to actually be producing a remarkable set of very gig-worthy guitars.

    This axe looks great. I really need to drive to NYC and try a few.

    It is easy to check my “made in USA” prejudices at the door.

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    Have a D'Angelico Excel SS. It's a good guitar. But I do wish they would change the headstock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bezoeker
    ...(rather then tell us about your multiple homes and other old man ass-hat jerk twaddle)...
    Seriously, dude? Do you think being a young ass-hat is somehow better?

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    Please don't turn this into a boomer vs snowflake thread.

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    There seems to be a general opinion about the headstock !

    I wonder why one has a 25" scale and the other 24 3/4 " ?

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    PRS has 25".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody Sound
    Please don't turn this into a boomer vs snowflake thread.
    I am 61 and do not own a D’A guitar. And while I have played maybe a half dozen of the MIK stable, I have not played the new design in question here.

    I just think they get dumped on often as an offense to tradition, yet seem to be remarkably good guitars and a more than decent value - for players of any age.

    My thought was just that the dump-ers are often of my vintage.

    I suspect many would find it pretty interesting to try this particular guitar out.

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    I think the guitar is very good looking, even sharp. Personally, I like the big honkin' headstock, and would prefer a properly proportioned NY-er-style stairstep TP. YOMV.
    It's all OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spook410
    Have a D'Angelico Excel SS. It's a good guitar. But I do wish they would change the headstock.
    My qualm with the SS is the big head likely contributes to it being neck heavy. I'll bet that the MIJ model with a more substantial center block balances better.