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Danelectro 1956 Single Cutaway w/ Bottle Headstock Electric Guitar
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The Danelectro 1956 Single Cutaway w/ Bottle Headstock Electric Guitar improves on the classic electric guitar manufactured from the mid '50s through...Read More
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A swinging guitar with a twist.
The Danelectro 1956 Single Cutaway w/ Bottle Headstock Electric Guitar improves on the classic electric guitar manufactured from the mid '50s through the late '60s and sold in popular mail-order catalogs. The most notable improvement is the new pickup configuration and electronics.
The Danelectro guitar's bolt-on maple neck has a rosewood fretboard, and unique "bottle" shaped headstock with 3 in-line closed tuners. Dual lipstick pickups are wired in series to create a powerful humbucker effect. A 3-way switch allows for alternating between: position 1 - Bridge (dual coil humbucker) on; position 2 (middle) - both Bridge and Neck on in series; position 3 - Neck only.
The 1956 Danelectro guitar bridge has a metal base with notches that hold the ball-end strings, and a rosewood saddle. Other features include white knobs on dual concentric tone and volume controls, a black "seal" pickguard, and a double acting truss rod.
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- Body: 56 single cutaway hardboard/plywood construction hollow with solid center core and tape binding
- Pickguard: clear plastic with logo
- Neck: maple with rosewood fingerboard/double acting truss rod
- Headstock: bottle syle
- Scale length: 25"
- Tuners: 6 in-line closed "Kluson" style
- Neck shape: C-shape
- # frets: 21 frets
- Nut width: 1.650"
- Fretboard radius: 14"
- Bridge: Traditional with single rosewood saddle
- Pickups: Neck - single lipstick, Bridge - dual lipstick wired in series as humbucker
Reviewed by 7 customers
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Do not buy Danelectro without playing them first. They are an acquired taste (due to there light weight and build materials). I have owned several in my lifetime and honestly they are overpriced for what you get. They seem flimsy and cheap and the electronics are not the best. They look cool, but that is about it.
just love this addition to my collection!
i got the white model with the bell headstock- can't say enough good things about her! gr8 guitar for the money!
gr8 quality- sounds better than my 1997 jimmy page reissue and te pickups are much quieter!
These guitar are awesome.. It can bark out alt rock tunes as well as howl out the 1900's blues. The reason I give features and Quality the 4.5/4 rating is because of the bridge. The bridge is nonadjustable in the way of intonation BUT you can by an upgraded bridge that works great with them, problem solved. Anywho, Ive got the original and this RI and both work out great live and in the studio! Cheers!
Very easy to play and a very quality product that stays in tune and sounds amazing!
i have the actual vintage u2. this guitar is pretty similar besides a heavier sound and glossier neck. this guitar sounds like something used on house of the holy. sounds great plays decently not crazy about the neck
The Dano 56 feels balanced and the satan black finish was free of runs and scratches. The bolt on neck and pocket was solid. The neck was very good for slow to medium speed blues runs, given the string hight and tension that the guitar comes with. The bridge is fixed, and the nut is metal. The 2 lipstick pick ups provide a variety of tones. The old school TV knobs can be adjustedas to retain treble or by rolling the outer tone control, a very warm blusey bell like sustain can be achieved. These retro TV knobs that the Danos' use were similar to the ones I would turn with my toes. Eventually they would be pulled off and a pair of pliers would be laying on top the TV as to select the channels. This is a classic guitar for adding vintage texture to a project. It really is a foot stomping guitar. And I think the bottle type headstock has adequate tunersand a sexy shape. The guitar is made in China, and has a buttery tone with the treble control down on the bridge pick up. Lighter gauged strings with lower hight would make this a custom blues bender sleeper. This Dano is another winner like the 59 was. I'm still waiting for the Guitarlin and the Fab Delay. And I'm still waiting for one to be made in the USA like with plywood and masonite like the good old days. This guitar is made for play, and there are noexotic hardwoods involved, Daddy-O.
I bought a 90's re-issue of this very same guitar at a shop in Bakersfield, CA back in April. Everyone who has ever played it has commented on it's light weight (from the hollow body), it's playability (that it is fun) and it's killer tone. Don't let these two single coil lipstick pick-ups deceive you, they pack little a punch for their modest look. Not quite as chunky as humbuckers are, but sweet & smooth almost creamy tone. I first hooked it up with a mini Honeytone, it sounded pretty good. More recently I've been playing through my 15 watt Line6 spider III with a Boss Metal Zone pedal and now it cranks.I am one happy player and all my friends even those who own much more expensive guitars never want to give it up once they start playing it. Check one out, play it and fall in love. Happy riffs.