D’angelico anyone?

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by Frisco Kid, Nov 30, 2019 at 10:49 AM.

  1. Frisco Kid

    Frisco Kid Electromatic

    Aug 6, 2010
    I’ve been looking at these Deluxe models for a while...

    25.5” scale
    TV Jones pickups
    6 way switch
    Locking Grover tuners
    Pinned roller bridge


    Pro Audio Star is blowing them out at $799 (from $1999) so I jumped in on a powder blue one (sold out color now). Might be a nice “poor man’s” Falcon alternative...some cool color options.

    https://www.proaudiostar.com/search/?q=175 matte
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  2. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    There a great guitar . Been to there showroom in NYC when I was searching for a 12 string . They've come a long way IMO . Nothing " poor man " about them at all

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  3. johnny g

    johnny g Synchromatic

    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    I like them, but it is still not a Gretsch.
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  4. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Looks nice and should be fun. Enjoy.
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  5. Zeek

    Zeek Gretschie

    May 29, 2016
    Illinos USA
    Kool, Congrads Nice looking ride.

    This guy is a fan of the brand

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  6. Frisco Kid

    Frisco Kid Electromatic

    Aug 6, 2010
    True but should be a nice complement to my Penguin and it’s stable mates.
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    I had one of the D’A EX-DCs, a 335 clone. It was just nicer to play and hold than my Memphis Gibson. Sounded great with Armstrong PAF clones. Small sample, but whoa, a super nice instrument. Not a guitar that corresponds with the classic D’Angelicos by any means, but as good a contemporary guitar as I have come across.
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  8. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Nice guitars at good price. Seems to favor blue, which is a plus. :cool:

    I just wish they wouldn't advertise as if they have any connection to the real John D'Angelico, who died in 1964 with no family. Very different guitars despite external similarities. Hand built high end jazz boxes made for professionals vs. well built Asian factory made production guitars. They just bought the name.
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  9. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    I wanted this one for a while,but i have never seen a used one over here,in fact i don't think i ever saw a new one!

    EX 59 Blonde.

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  10. peterjcb

    peterjcb Gretschie

    Nov 28, 2017

    I own a D'Angelico EX-63 and I love it although I hated the piezo pickup in the bridge so I installed a Seymour Duncan in the sound hole
    It's one of my favorite acoustics ....

    I actually pulled the trigger on that deal today in matte rose pink! :)
    The TV Jones PUPS and 6-way switch sealed the deal for me along with the ebony fretboard ....My first pink guitar....:)

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  11. peterjcb

    peterjcb Gretschie

    Nov 28, 2017
    ...my D'Angelico EX-63....absolutely love it...(with my Martin OMC-28E) IMG_3092-2.jpg
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  12. Zeek

    Zeek Gretschie

    May 29, 2016
    Illinos USA
    That is Beautful cant wait to see your NGD
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  13. Outlaw

    Outlaw Synchromatic

    Jul 13, 2011
    curious about those tv pickups, what model are they and how do they sound.
    they look like a hybrid of classics and supertrons??
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  14. peterjcb

    peterjcb Gretschie

    Nov 28, 2017
    I never heard one in person but there are some youtube videos floating around on these PUPS
    I love the idea of the 6 way switch to split the PUPS into any combination...
    ...here is a video that I found...

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  15. senojnad

    senojnad Synchromatic

    Jul 13, 2008
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    They are excellent guitars. I've had an EX-SS for about 8 years which is in the process of being sold -- there are NO issues with it, I'm just trying to downsize (WAY too much gear).

    I modded it with a Bigsby (Chet arm), TruArc bridge and TV Jones pickups.

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  16. GlenP

    GlenP Gretschie

    Jul 23, 2019
    Yes, please!

    Those are some D’amn nice guitars!
  17. Wayne Gretschzky

    Wayne Gretschzky Country Gent

    Aug 27, 2008
    East Coast
    Seems like they are using a B3 Bigsby on these... looks kinda wimpy for the scale of the body.
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  18. Frisco Kid

    Frisco Kid Electromatic

    Aug 6, 2010
    Congrats! I was torn between the powder blue and pink one! Looking forward to getting mine, post a review back here and I’ll do the same. BTW, I think they have rosewood boards but ebony would be sweet!
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  19. Frisco Kid

    Frisco Kid Electromatic

    Aug 6, 2010
    I called TV Jones customer service and that’s exactly what they are. A combo Classic and Supertron specially made for Dangelico.
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  20. Frisco Kid

    Frisco Kid Electromatic

    Aug 6, 2010
    Yeah, a B6 would be a nice upgrade down the road.
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