Back by popular demand and reimagined for the first time since its debut, the Excel Style B Throwback is a slimmed down non-cutaway archtop and time machine to the Jazz Age. A slim-C neck profile, shallow upper bout depth, and 25-inch scale length make the Style B Throwback a notably comfortable archtop while still maintaining robust acoustic tone. Old-school details and Throwback Collection appointments—including the scroll-style headstock designed by John D'Angelico in the 30s—make the Style B a visual stunner. Available in Vintage Natural and Viola.
Throwback Scroll-style Headstock: Designed by John D'Angelico in the 1940s, the new Throwback Scroll-style headstock design offers a more minimalistic, contemporary take on the opulent D'Angelico headstock design.
Ebony Fingerboard with Full Fret Mother-of-Pearl Blocks: Traditionally used on archtops for its notable articulation, the Excel Throwback Collection features ebony fingerboards, resulting in the unmistakable "woody" tone heard across the history of fine archtops.
Macassar Ebony Pickguard: Matching the new Throwback Collection scroll-style headstock, a satin-finished macassar ebony pickguard adds comfort, style, and old-school swag.
Throwback F-Holes: Further aiding in the "woody" tone of the archtops found in the Throwback Collection, throwback-style f-holes are more contoured and slightly wider, emanating more tone and offering greater projection.
USA Seymour Duncan Johnny Smith Pickup: Modeled after the tone of the great jazz guitarist Johnny Smith, Seymour Duncan Johnny Smith mini-humbucker elevates archtop tone. A lot of tone in a little pickup.