D'Angelico 1935 Exel Made for Tony Mottola
This is an incredible piece of guitar history: a 1935 D'Angelico Exel, built by John D'Angelico himself.
“This guitar was made for Tony Mottola, one of the greatest studio musicians in America at the time, who was also known for playing for Frank Sinatra for many years. I bought this guitar at an auction after Tony passed. It has a very rare, off-white finish. Hard to say what the wood types are since the finish masks the wood grains, but it is most likely a spruce top with maple back and sides, and maple neck. Ebony fingerboard. The guitar has a truly amazing playability and sounds fantastic.”
~ Rudy Pensa