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GALLERY: Guitar Heroes - Legendary Craftsmen from Italy to New York

Guitars from D’Angelico, D’Aquisto, Monteleone, and Italian craftsmen featured in The New York Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Guitar Heroes Exhibit. Photos courtesy the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

DуAngelico Excel, 1951
"This Excel model archtop, serial number 1871, features a spruce top, maple back, brass hardware, and mother-of-pearl and celluloid accents. The headstock features a broken pediment with an ornament, a motif found on Neapolitan-style mandolins. "