A note to you regarding the COVID-19 from your friends at Well Strung Guitars:
We here at the shop care deeply about our community and wish all our player and collector friends dealing with this dreaded virus the best of health for themselves as well as their loved ones.
Due to the current risks associated with the spreading and contraction of COVID-19,
Well Strung Guitars has decided that we will not be open to retail traffic except for repairs which can be dropped off or picked up using our side entrance until further notice. We will still be conducting business as usual via phone, email, and at wellstrungguitars.com
We will also be shipping and receiving guitars Tues-Friday. Please make note that for your safety, all guitars to be shipped will have been wiped down with a sanitizing wipe that will NOT harm the guitar. Saturday hours are suspended for now.
We we still be buying, but by appointment only, so please call first. We will advise you of our plans to reopen when we feel we are all safe.
Thank you for understanding.
David, Paige and the staff at Davidson's Well Strung Guitars.
This 1956 Excel cutaway was made by John D’Angelico in his NYC shop during its heyday in the 1950s. John D’Angelico was known as the king of guitar builders with his custom crafted Archtop guitars. They were the best money could buy. With its 17” bout, the Excel created piano like tones along with fantastic tonal balance.
This particular guitar was built for Charles Koller, a New York jazz guitarist. It is featured in the D’Angelico registry.
The binding was restored by the renowned archtop builder John Monteleone. John is second to none in D’Angelico restoration. Unlike most vintage guitars, it is a perfectly acceptable custom to perform restorative work on a D’Angelico. A receipt and a letter from Monteleone about a late payment accompanies the guitar for added provenance. The original brown D’A case is included with sale.
If you have any questions, please give us a call at 516-221-0563. We'd be happy to give you an in-hand description of the guitar. All of our guitars are properly set up by John Bertsche, our brilliant guitar tech, and will be professionally packed with care.
Upon receipt, if you are dissatisfied with your purchase, you must notify WSG within 24 hours. We will refund your money as soon as the merchandise is returned to us in the same condition as when it shipped out. The customer is responsible for all shipping, insurance, and bank fees that may be incurred throughout the return process. All returns must be packaged in the same materials that the guitar was sent out in to ensure the instruments safety. All claims regarding loss or damage are the responsibility of the purchaser.