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Danelectro 12SDC 12-String Electric Guitar Black 

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Overview
  • '59 style double-cutaway body made of laminated wood
  • Vintage textured tape binding on the side
  • Maple bolt-on neck
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    $399.00
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      Danelectro

      A reissue of a classic instrument from the early days of rock.

      The 12-String Danelectro 12SDC Electric Guitar captures the jangly sounds of the '60s with a double-cutaway body made of laminated wood and 2 lipstick pickups. Modeled after the classic 59DC used by Jimmy Page, the guitar's "bottle" headstock is elongated to accommodate 12 sealed Gotoh tuners. It's wide neck makes the Danelectro 12 string easy to play. An improved fixed bridge is fully adjustable. The Danelectro 12SDC guitar's '59 vintage look includes details like a matte finish, seal-shaped pickguard, and textured tape binding on the sides.

      Case sold separately.

      Features
      • '59 style double-cutaway body made of laminated wood
      • Vintage textured tape binding on the side
      • Maple bolt-on neck
      • Elongated "bottle" headstock
      • Rosewood fretboard
      • Dot inlays
      • Lipstick tube pickups
      • Dual/concentric "stacked " master volume and tone controls with 3-way toggle switch
      • Matte finish
      • Nut width: 1-3/4"
      • Scale length: 25" (635mm)
      • Satin hardware
      • Gotoh tuners
      • Fully adjustable bridge
      • Strung with D'Addario XL EXL150 regular light nickel wound strings
      • Case sold separately

      Make your collection complete with this retro sounding 12-string!

       
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      Danelectro12SDC 12-String Electric Guitar
       
      4.6

      (based on 46 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (29)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (16)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (0)

      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Fun to play (31)
      • Good tone (31)
      • Good feel (30)
      • Good pick up (21)
      • Solid electronics (14)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming (24)
        • Practicing (24)
        • Recording (22)
        • Rock concerts (15)
        • Small venues (13)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (26), Professional musician (11)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Jingle Jangle On A Budget

        This Danelectro 12 string is Korean made and appears to be put together well. Individual string saddles make it possible to intonate the strings, though out of the box, mine needed very little...Read complete review

        This Danelectro 12 string is Korean made and appears to be put together well. Individual string saddles make it possible to intonate the strings, though out of the box, mine needed very little adjustment. The lipstick tube style pickups deliver the jangle you expect from an electric 12 string and they seem to be fairly high gain. I had to turn my Gretsch Playboy amp down a little from the setting I normally run it in order to turn the guitar volume up just a third of the way. These pickups are loud. I really like the wide neck. It's much easier to play than the Rickenbacker 12 string I used to have. I also like the simplicity of one tone knob and one volume knob. Danelectro guitars of the 50's/60's were cheaply made masonite wonders with lipstick tubes as pickup covers, unique tone and a low price. Thankfully, some things don't change. Plug this in and the jingle-jangle will lead you right into the sonic realms of The Byrds and The Beatles.

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Really more of a kit than a guitar

        The guitar wouldn't tune well right out of the box, but it came with Gotoh tuners and a nicely designed bridge which allows one to intonate all 12 strings individually, so I figured that...Read complete review

        The guitar wouldn't tune well right out of the box, but it came with Gotoh tuners and a nicely designed bridge which allows one to intonate all 12 strings individually, so I figured that this is something that I should be able to make work for me. I gave it to my guitar tech/lutihier who had to shim the neck, turn the truss rod, adjust the action and intonation, change strings and cut grooves deeper in the nut for the strings that sat too high and put epoxy in grooves that were too low. When I got it back it was much better than when I gave it to him but the G string still needs a litttle more frequent tuning than would be needed with my Fenders or Gibsons. He told me that there are internet blogs that say that you should throw away the aluminum nut that comes with it and go to a bone or synthetic one. We ended up not doing that.

        One other issue I had was that the tone knob did absolutely nothing so I took off the pickguard and saw that a wire that was supposed to be soldered to a tab on the pot was never soldered.

        I feel that I got something that I can use as often as I would use a 12 string, which is not often. You do get what you pay for and the fact is, I didn't pay much for it. Thank God that I have the resouces I do to make the instrument right. For what I have invested in it, I'd say I did alright. A PRS 12 is as adjustable; they have a bridge that allows intonation on all strings as does this Dano but PRS's cost thousands of dollars. Rickenbackers cost a couple grand plus and I am told that you cannot intonate all 12 strings on them (I never owned one so I'm not sure). I recommed this Danelectro with a caution that you should try to findout how much a good setup would cost and figure that into the total price. An extra hundred or so dollars for the set up and $70 or so for a good case still makes this a decent deal. Just know all this before going into it.
        Needed major set up and soldering of the tone pot. Darn thing is made in China, so what do you expect? That's what you get for the low, low price. Low, low quality.
        Good value but expect to spend more to make it right after you buy it.

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        4.0

        12 string Danelectro

        By Mr Bill

        from California

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Danelectro 12SDC 12-String Electric Guitar:

          This is my first twelve string bringing my guitar and bass collection to 12
          Really nice guitar for the price!! Fun to play and looks great displayed with my Gibsons and Fenders

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          5.0

          A great 12 string!

          By OK Rock n' Roller

          from Durant, OK

          About Me Experienced

          Ask me a question

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Danelectro 12SDC 12-String Electric Guitar:

            Great deal on a terrific 12 string that offers a lot of value for the money. Solid in every way but still very lightweight. Bright, jangly tone and great looks. I'm more than satisfied. This guitar exceeds all expectations.

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            5.0

            So...You want to be a Rock & Roll Star ?

            By Rich

            from Massachusetts

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts

              Comments about Danelectro 12SDC 12-String Electric Guitar:

              I'm gonna' cut right to the chase here. I'm a Bass Snob who sometimes thinks he's George Harrison AND Roger McGuinn so I HAVE to have a 12-string in the studio just to goof around on. I've purchased and then sold half a dozen of the popular brand of 12's....cuz I just couldn't play them due to the narrowness of the neck. Then I found this by way of the Dano "Korean" Longhorn Bass...which you should also order right now as well. The MF phone number is down at the bottom of your Screen and Friendly Operators are Standing By! :)

              Is this made of the Highest Grade materials? No. I don't care and neither will you. It's still World Class, Very Cool and many of the instruments made from the Same materials back in the 50's are still doing fine today. I'm not at all crazy about Black and would have purchased any other color but it's available in Black or Black...so I got Black...as will you.

              It's VERY Roadworthy, Well made, Sounds Fabulous, the pickups are a gift from the Sonic Ear Gods and you'll be a Rock Star approximately 27 minutes after you buy one. What more do you REALLY need to know? :)

              btw...You will need to get a Bass Gig Bag for it unless someone else on here has found a case that fits. I got a "RoadRunner" bag from MF and it's a wonderful value; well padded, well made, nice pockets and straps, etc.

              "To Everything Turn, Turn, Turn...la, la, laaaaa".

              Bass-ically Yours,
              Rich

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              4.0

              Good value for the money

              By maxdog

              from florida

              About Me Professional Musician

              Ask me a question

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                Cons

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                    Comments about Danelectro 12SDC 12-String Electric Guitar:

                    I had to shim the neck so I could adjust the action to make it playable. I also replaced the strings with a set of 8 gauge. Will get the job done if a 12 string is what you need for a song or 2.

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                    5.0

                    Wow

                    By Frankie

                    from Carlsbad, Ca

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Good Pick Up
                    • Good Tone
                    • Solid Electronics

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • Recording
                      • Rock Concerts
                      • School Bands
                      • Small Venues
                      • Take It Anywhere

                      Comments about Danelectro 12SDC 12-String Electric Guitar:

                      Musicians friend really hit it out of the park!

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                      5.0

                      Great sounds, great value

                      By fretless in gaza

                      from southeast michigan

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Fun To Play
                      • Good Pick Up
                      • Good Tone

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Danelectro 12SDC 12-String Electric Guitar:

                          For years I lusted after a 12-string Ric like ROger McGuinn, George Harrison and many other of my favorite 60s guitarists played. I finally bought a 330-12, and after 5 years I was tired of slicing my fingers to bits when I restrung it, the impossibility of getting it properly intonated, and the downright cheap details, like suspending pickups on foam rubber that brook down. I actually sold it at a profit, because Ric prices keep going up.

                          Then I found one of these reissue Danelectros at my local music retailer, and after playing it in the store for half an hour I realized I had to take it with me. It's better built than the original Danelectros, the sound is every bit as authentically 60s as a Ric, it's much easier to string, and thanks to a clever bridge design it can be perfectly intonated. At the asking price- about a fifth of what a 330-12 goes for- it's an absolute steal, too. Five stars for value.

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                          4.0

                          Nice sounding axe

                          By Bill B

                          from Red Banks, MS

                          About Me Professional Musician

                          Pros

                          • Good Tone
                          • Very Economical

                          Cons

                          • None so far

                          Best Uses

                          • Recording
                          • Rock Concerts

                          Comments about Danelectro 12SDC 12-String Electric Guitar:

                          Sounds particularly nice thru a Vox AC30 all tube amp

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                          5.0

                          In the jingle jangle morning

                          By TomJ

                          from Vancouver

                          About Me Experienced

                          Pros

                          • Easy to play
                          • Fast neck
                          • Good Feel
                          • Good Tone
                          • Looks great
                          • Quality construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • 60's Sound Ie Byrds
                            • Jamming
                            • Practicing
                            • Small gigs

                            Comments about Danelectro 12SDC 12-String Electric Guitar:

                            This guitar is made in Korea and the truss rod adjustment is at the nut. I have seen some reviews of the same guitar manufactured in China, don't know the diff except the truss rod adjustment is harder to get at for the made in China ones. The quality is unbelievable for the price and is an incredible value for the price. I have not done the intonation yet but after tuning it up, it plays great and sounds good. Add a bit of compression for a great vintage jangle right out of the 60's . The tuners could be a bit better but you gotta keep the price in mind, they work fine but compared to my USA Strat and Gibson not the same quality. The neck action is low making the guitar very easy to play. I actually cannot believe you can buy a guitar of this quality for the price it sells at!

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                            4.0

                            Excellent Value, Odd Asthetics

                            By LA Ray

                            from The Keystone State

                            About Me Experienced

                            Pros

                            • Bridge

                            Cons

                            • Plastic Lamenate Body
                            • Spongy Pickguard
                            • Tape Edge Binding

                            Best Uses

                            • Beginners
                            • Recording

                            Comments about Danelectro 12SDC 12-String Electric Guitar:

                            Factory intonation set correctly. Very slight fret buzz corrected by raising saddles a bit. Tuning keys are good - I was worried about that - but not the top-of-the-line. It holds tune well unless you play it brutally. Excellent bridge design. Pickups are good but not top-shelf. Plays like butter with XL strings. Factory strings are not top-shelf. This guitar is an excellent value, better in quality than a Mexican made Fender with better hardware. For me, the only real objections are the construction materials and style, however, since Jimmie Page had a six string Danelectro of the same design, it must be good enough for the likes of me. The jangly tone is absolutely 60's authentic to my ear.

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                            4.0

                            nice for the price

                            By ralph150

                            from toledo ohio

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Fun To Play
                            • Good Feel
                            • Good Tone

                            Cons

                            • Electronics Are Iffy
                            • Selector Switch

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Danelectro 12SDC 12-String Electric Guitar:

                              nicely set-up,low action intonation was good only needed to adjust the octave g string,not balanced very well neck heavy on strap....looks cheap ,sounds great keeps my rick at home and safe

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