Here is a beautiful piece of history. A 1967 Excel built by Jimmy D'Aquisto. This was custom built for professional guitarist Michael Caruso only a few years after John D'Angelico passed away. This particular guitar, #1019, was used by guitarist Chuck Wayne at his "Town Hall" concert while his guitar was being repaired by Jimmy D'Aquisto.
Completely original including gold Grover Imperial tuners, Hi-A pickup, CTS pots with Sprague Orange Drop capacitor, & early "D'Aquisto" brass tailpiece.

Body Width: 17 3/8"
Body Depth: 3 1/8"
Overall Body Length: 20 5/16"
Neck Length: 21"
Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Neck Width @ 12th Fret: 2 1/16"
Neck Thickness @ 1st Fret: .865"
Neck Thickness @ 11th Fret: .943"
String Spacing @ Bridge: 2 1/16"
Scale Length: 25"

Original Hi-A Humbucker Pickup w/ Volume & Tone controls
Original CTS mini potentiometers
Original Sprague Orange Drop capacitor
Original 1/8" input jack

Guitars n Jazz

Guitars n Jazz

James D'Aquisto
Custom Tea Burst
Original Hard
Guitars n Jazz
Lou Delrosso
Summit, NJ
11:48 AM
Showroom hours always available by Appointment. Phone hours 830am to 8pm Monday - Saturday- Please call 908-403-3426 to reserve an individual appointment which enables you to compare all the major brand archtops in a quiet setting. We are very flexible and generally able to accomodate most requests. Always 500 carved jazz archtops on display for your private inspection! We are located in downtown Summit,NJ. Only 1 block from the Summit NJ transit train station, and only 35 minutes from Manhattan via NJ Transit Midtown Direct.

To order an instrument, first CALL or FAX to confirm that the instrument is still available. Within the US we accept money orders, cashier's checks, certified checks, Mastercard, or Visa Amex, and Discover. Outside the US, please send US dollars on a US bank or bank transfer. Payment must include the purchase price plus shipping and insurance charges. Layaway plan voids approval period. A 25% non-refundable deposit will hold any instrument for 30 days. No COD's are accepted.

The customer pays all shipping, insurance, and bank charges including all charges for returned merchandise. All insurance claims are the responsibility of the customer. The original packaging and box must be saved. Shipping will be via UPS or Federal Express unless other arrangements are made.

If you are not satisfied, for any reason, you will be issued a full refund less actual shipping and insurance charges and a $75 restocking fee- provided that we are notified within 72 hours of delivery and the guitar is in the EXACT same condition as you received it. It must be packed carefully in the original box in the same way it was packed when we shipped it to you. NO full or partial refunds will be given any items damaged, marked, or modified. The Customer will be responsible for all shipping, insurance, and handling charges. If there is damage when I ship the instrument to you please call me immediately. The original box and all the packaging must be saved! I will deal with my insurance company. If the instrument is damaged in transit from you to me, you are responsible for dealing with the damage and insurance claim.