Best D'Angelico Electric Guitars With 16" Fingerboard Radius in 2024

Here are the top D'Angelico electric guitars with 16" fingerboard radius. This fretboard radius is really different than Stratocasters, but it's also a lot flatter than Les Paul fingerboards. It'll heavily favor soloing over playing chords. This doesn't mean you can't use it for chords, but it will be more comfortable to play chords without muting strings in a more curved fretboard. Bending and sliding without losing sustain will also be more likely in a flat fretboard like this one.

After comparing the 2000+ guitars in our database, these are the best scoring ones with these characteristics. You can use our filters to the left to narrow down these results, or click on "Compare" to get a deep comparison between them. Our automated scoring system takes into account the ratings from ours users who own the guitar, and dozens of parameters to determine the build quality, playability, pickups quality, value for money, and more.

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1. D'Angelico Excel Mini DC

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Playability 73
Sound 75
Build quality 70
Value for money 68
Overall Score 73

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  • 5 Prices - New from $1,590.41 >
  • From D'Angelico's 2021 Excel series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Laminated Spruce top
  • Laminated Flame Maple body
  • Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: USA Seymour Duncan 59 Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: USA Seymour Duncan 59 Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 2 volume and 2 tone Speed knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Gold Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • C-Shape Set neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Grover 109 Super Rotomatic tuners
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  • 5 Prices - New from $1,590.41 >
  • From D'Angelico's 2021 Excel series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Laminated Spruce top
  • Laminated Flame Maple body
  • Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: USA Seymour Duncan 59 Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: USA Seymour Duncan 59 Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 2 volume and 2 tone Speed knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Gold Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • C-Shape Set neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Grover 109 Super Rotomatic tuners
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D'Angelico Excel Mini DC
  • Expensive Wood
  • Ivory Tusq Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Coil Split Pickups
  • Strap Lock
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in South Korea
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Tremolo
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio

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2. D'Angelico Excel SS

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Playability 72
Sound 75
Build quality 70
Value for money 67
Overall Score 72

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  • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (4 votes)
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  • 5 Prices - New from $899.99 >
  • From D'Angelico's 2021 Excel series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 25"'' scale
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Laminated Spruce top
  • Laminated Flame Maple body
  • Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: USA Seymour Duncan 59 Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: USA Seymour Duncan 59 Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 2 volume and 2 tone Speed knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Gold Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • C-Shape Set neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Grover 150 Imperial tuners
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  • 5 Prices - New from $899.99 >
  • From D'Angelico's 2021 Excel series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 25"'' scale
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Laminated Spruce top
  • Laminated Flame Maple body
  • Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: USA Seymour Duncan 59 Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: USA Seymour Duncan 59 Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 2 volume and 2 tone Speed knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Gold Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • C-Shape Set neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Grover 150 Imperial tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
D'Angelico Excel SS
  • Expensive Wood
  • Ivory Tusq Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Coil Split Pickups
  • Strap Lock
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in South Korea
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Tremolo
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio

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3. D'Angelico Excel DC

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Playability 73
Sound 75
Build quality 69
Value for money 67
Overall Score 72

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  • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (4 votes)
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  • 5 Prices - New from $699.99 >
  • From D'Angelico's 2021 Excel series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Laminated Flame Maple body
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: USA Seymour Duncan 59 Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: USA Seymour Duncan 59 Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 2 volume and 2 tone Speed knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Gold Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • C-Shape Set neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Grover 150 Imperial tuners
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  • 5 Prices - New from $699.99 >
  • From D'Angelico's 2021 Excel series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Laminated Flame Maple body
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: USA Seymour Duncan 59 Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: USA Seymour Duncan 59 Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 2 volume and 2 tone Speed knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Gold Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • C-Shape Set neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Grover 150 Imperial tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
D'Angelico Excel DC
  • Expensive Wood
  • Ivory Tusq Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Coil Split Pickups
  • Strap Lock
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in South Korea
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Tremolo
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio

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4. D'Angelico Excel SS XT

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Playability 72
Sound 75
Build quality 70
Value for money 67
Overall Score 72

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  • Neck profile shape: C (4 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (4 votes)
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  • 3 Prices - New from $1,867.20 >
  • From D'Angelico's 2022 Excel series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 25"'' scale
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Laminated Quilted Maple top
  • Laminated Maple body
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: USA Seymour Duncan 59 Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: USA Seymour Duncan 59 Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 2 volume and 2 tone Speed knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Gold Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • C-Shape Set neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Grover 150 Imperial tuners
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  • 3 Prices - New from $1,867.20 >
  • From D'Angelico's 2022 Excel series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 25"'' scale
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Laminated Quilted Maple top
  • Laminated Maple body
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: USA Seymour Duncan 59 Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: USA Seymour Duncan 59 Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 2 volume and 2 tone Speed knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Gold Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • C-Shape Set neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Grover 150 Imperial tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
D'Angelico Excel SS XT
  • Expensive Wood
  • Ivory Tusq Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Coil Split Pickups
  • Strap Lock
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in South Korea
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Tremolo
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio

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5. D'Angelico Excel DC XT

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Playability 73
Sound 75
Build quality 70
Value for money 68
Overall Score 73

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  • Neck profile shape: C (4 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (4 votes)
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  • 5 Prices - New from $1,799.99 >
  • From D'Angelico's 2022 Excel series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Laminated Quilted Maple top
  • Laminated Maple body
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: USA Seymour Duncan 59 Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: USA Seymour Duncan 59 Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 2 volume and 2 tone Speed knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Gold Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • C-Shape Set neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Grover 150 Imperial tuners
  • See all specs and compare >
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  • 5 Prices - New from $1,799.99 >
  • From D'Angelico's 2022 Excel series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Laminated Quilted Maple top
  • Laminated Maple body
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: USA Seymour Duncan 59 Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: USA Seymour Duncan 59 Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 2 volume and 2 tone Speed knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Gold Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • C-Shape Set neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Grover 150 Imperial tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
D'Angelico Excel DC XT
  • Expensive Wood
  • Ivory Tusq Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Coil Split Pickups
  • Strap Lock
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in South Korea
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Tremolo
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio

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6. D'Angelico Deluxe SS Baritone

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Playability 68
Sound 74
Build quality 72
Value for money 61
Overall Score 71

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  • Neck profile shape: C (4 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (4 votes)
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  • 3 Prices - New from $1,961.02 >
  • From D'Angelico's 2022 Deluxe series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 26.75"'' scale
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Laminated Maple body
  • 3 piece: Maple/Walnut/Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan D'Angelico Great Dane P-90 Bridge (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Speed knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Gold Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • C-Shape Set neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Grover 509 Super Rotomatic, Locking tuners
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  • 3 Prices - New from $1,961.02 >
  • From D'Angelico's 2022 Deluxe series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 26.75"'' scale
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Laminated Maple body
  • 3 piece: Maple/Walnut/Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan D'Angelico Great Dane P-90 Bridge (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Speed knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Gold Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • C-Shape Set neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Grover 509 Super Rotomatic, Locking tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
D'Angelico Deluxe SS Baritone
  • Locking Tuners
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Strap Lock
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • Made in South Korea
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Tremolo
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio

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7. D'Angelico Excel 59

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Playability 72
Sound 71
Build quality 67
Value for money 65
Overall Score 70

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  • Neck profile shape: C (4 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (4 votes)
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  • 5 Prices - New from $1,392.80 >
  • From D'Angelico's 2021 Excel series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 25"'' scale
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Laminated Flame Maple body
  • Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan D'Angelico Great Dane P-90 Bridge (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Gold Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • C-Shape Set neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Grover 150 Imperial tuners
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  • 5 Prices - New from $1,392.80 >
  • From D'Angelico's 2021 Excel series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 25"'' scale
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Laminated Flame Maple body
  • Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan D'Angelico Great Dane P-90 Bridge (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Gold Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • C-Shape Set neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Grover 150 Imperial tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
D'Angelico Excel 59
  • Expensive Wood
  • Ivory Tusq Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Strap Lock
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in South Korea
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Tremolo
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio

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8. D'Angelico Excel EXL-1

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Playability 68
Sound 70
Build quality 65
Value for money 68
Overall Score 68

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  • Neck profile shape: C (4 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (4 votes)
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  • 2 Prices - New from $1,899.99 >
  • From D'Angelico's 2021 Excel series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Laminated Flame Maple body
  • Maple neck
  • Pau Ferro fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: (/)
  • Middle pickup: (/)
  • Neck pickup: USA Seymour Duncan Johnny Smith Floating Mini-Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Speed knobs
  • Ebony with MOP Inlays bridge
  • C-Shape Set neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Grover Super Rotomatic tuners
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  • 2 Prices - New from $1,899.99 >
  • From D'Angelico's 2021 Excel series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Laminated Flame Maple body
  • Maple neck
  • Pau Ferro fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: (/)
  • Middle pickup: (/)
  • Neck pickup: USA Seymour Duncan Johnny Smith Floating Mini-Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Speed knobs
  • Ebony with MOP Inlays bridge
  • C-Shape Set neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Grover Super Rotomatic tuners
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D'Angelico Excel EXL-1
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Strap Lock
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in South Korea
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Tremolo
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio

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9. D'Angelico Premier Fabrizio Sotti SS

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Playability 72
Sound 62
Build quality 59
Value for money 69
Overall Score 64

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  • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (4 votes)
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  • 4 Prices - New from $749.99 >
  • From D'Angelico's 2021 Premier series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25"'' scale
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Laminated Flame Maple body
  • Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Duncan Designed HB-101 Zebra (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Duncan Designed HB-102 Zebra (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 2 volume and 2 tone Speed knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Black Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • C-Shape Set neck
  • 22 Medium frets
  • Grover 109 Super Rotomatic tuners
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  • 4 Prices - New from $749.99 >
  • From D'Angelico's 2021 Premier series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25"'' scale
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Laminated Flame Maple body
  • Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Duncan Designed HB-101 Zebra (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Duncan Designed HB-102 Zebra (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 2 volume and 2 tone Speed knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Black Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • C-Shape Set neck
  • 22 Medium frets
  • Grover 109 Super Rotomatic tuners
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D'Angelico Premier Fabrizio Sotti SS
  • Expensive Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in Indonesia
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • No Top Brand Pickups
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Tremolo
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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