D’Angelico Introduces the EX-Bass

D’Angelico Guitars has been reborn for 2013. The brand, named for luthier John D’Angelico, has relaunched several instruments including the EX-Bass, which will be part of their Standard Series. With its single-cutaway, semi-hollow body, the 32.25? scale bass bears the company’s classic vibe and vintage feel. It also pays homage to D’Angelico’s New York roots with a machined aluminum truss rod cover modeled after the New Yorker Hotel.

D'Angelico Guitars EX-Bass

The EX-Bass features a laminated flame maple body with 5-ply binding, a 2-piece hard maple neck with a walnut center, and an Indian Rosewood fingerboard with Mother of Pearl inlays. It comes in Natural, Vintage Sunburst, White, and Black finishes. Hardware on the EX-Bass includes a Gold Tune-O-Matic bass bridge, a stopbar tailpiece, and deluxe sealed tuning machines. The pickups are a pair of specially designed dual coils controlled by volume and tone knobs with a 3-way toggle switch.

The D’Angelico EX-Bass will be shipping in the next two to three months and will have a street price of $1,419. For more info, check out the D’Angelico Guitars website.

D’Angelico EX-Bass Specs:

D'Angelico Guitars EX-Bass - feature

  • Shape: Single Cutaway
  • Body: Semi-Hollow
  • Body Material (Top, Back and Sides): Laminated Flame Maple
  • Neck: 2-piece Hard Maple With Walnut Center
  • Scale: 32.25?
  • Fretboard: Indian Rosewood
  • Inlay: Mother of Pearl
  • Size: 15?
  • Pickups: Specially Designed Dual Coil
  • Binding: 5-ply
  • Bridge: Gold Tune-O-Matic Bass Bridge
  • Tail Piece: Stopbar
  • Controls: Volume/Tone/3-way Toggle
  • Hardware: Gold Plated
  • Tuning Machines: Deluxe Sealed
  • Nut Width: 1 1/2?
  • Input Jack: Switch Craft USA
  • Finishes: Natural, Vintage Sunburst, White, Black
  • Available Lefty: Yes
  • Case: Deluxe Hard Case

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  1. Fretless- please!

  2. Guys! 32 inch scale is so weak. It needs to be 34 or 35 inches to be a bass.

  3. I had exactly the same two thoughts:
    1- fretless, but with ebony f’board, and.
    2- 34″ scale. (32″ is just silly in anything other than an entry level instrument).

  4. Love the headstock! If they only made a solidbody bass reminiscent of late 70s / early 80s instruments…

  5. Step away from the bass…. I believe that one belongs to me!

  6. Another semi would round out the collection nicely…

  7. Yeah, short scale basses are just toys, I mean, what bass players of note ever played a Höfner or a Guild Starfire (tongue planted firmly in cheek).

  8. So so naive! Check out Birdsong’s website. Id like to see you tell the difference by listening. “Scale” has nothing to do with electric tone. Body does. Longe scale was for balance.

  9. Bob

    Anyone know where I can find a video demo of this bass? Nothing on YT or Google or their website. I’d have to travel 3 hrs to go play one (in Portland, OR) and can’t do that right now.Any help would be much appreciated!

  10. This is SO badly built they even put the 15th fret position marker in the wrong place. Ah ha ha ha! D’Angelico is rolling over in his grave right now.