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Danelectro 56 U2 Electric Guitar  Black 

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The Danelectro guitar that started a tone craze now features upgraded '56 lipsticks and adjustable saddle bridge. The sound of the 56 U2 is distincti...Read More

Available 12-20-2016

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Better than before with upgraded pickups and and adjustable bridge.

The Danelectro guitar that started a tone craze now features upgraded '56 lipsticks and adjustable saddle bridge. The sound of the 56 U2 is distinctive of with its lipstick pickups and wiring. Construction materials used by Danelectro in this period feature a poplar wood frame with Masonite used for the top and back, with the side of the body bound with vinyl. Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • 56 U2 model
  • '56 lipstick pickups
  • Adjustable saddle bridge
  • Vintage recreation
  • Made in Korea
  • Black finish
  • Case sold separately

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Danelectro56 U2 Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 3 reviews)

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5.0

Funky and Fun Guitar

By GM

from USA

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gigging
    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Danelectro 56 U2 Electric Guitar:

    I purchased the same basic instrument a few months ago but it was a SilverTone that MF was having a clearance on. I was going to use it only for slide work. However, after getting it set up I noticed that this funky, little instrument has a personality of it's own. There are tones that I can get from this guitar that I cannot get from my Am St Strat, (SSS), of my Les Paul, ('57HB). The neck is a little chunky, but a person can overcome that with some practice. If you want a guitar that is fun to play, sounds very unique, especially if you are looking for some "bite", then I would check out a guitar with the "Lipstick" pickups. You will have a blast.

     
    5.0

    Twang and bang for your buck

    By jlab

    from New York, NY

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    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Recording
      • Slide Playing

      Comments about Danelectro 56 U2 Electric Guitar:

      One thing I ask of any guitar at any price point is that it has its very own personality. Rarely do you get so much personality at such a low price. Something about the "budget" construction of the Dano (Masonite front and back on a lightweight poplar frame) gives it a semi-acoustic sound and feel, and the lipstick PUs are the perfect sonic complement for that resonance. They are wired unusually, as well: The middle position of the 3-way toggle switch gives you both pickups in series, which leads to quite a jump in volume, compared to the individual PUs. To describe them as twangy would be an understatement. In my opinion, this guitar sounds best when tuned down a step and run through a slightly overdriven amp. I have been tempted to exchange the nut, which is made of metal (looks like aluminum), but then I'm pretty sure it plays a crucial role in this spiky, jumpy sound. Mark Everett of Eels uses this guitar all the time, and it's the ideal sound for his style of music. Rockabilly, Alt Country, slow ballads, anything hillbilly or old-timey, but also dirty garage rock are the U2's forte. I got the white one with the clear plastic scratch guard, which I use as a picture frame: Every other month, I cut out a fresh interesting photo or drawing or simply strange looking piece of paper or foil and put it underneath the scratch guard. Right now, I have a piece of silver glitter paper under there, and it looks really regal and cheap-cool.

       
      4.0

      Amazing little guitar!

      By Coochmonger

      from Freedom, CA

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Danelectro 56 U2 Electric Guitar:

        This guitar continues to intrigue and mystify me. It is so easy to play and light weight, it almost seems like a toy. For the price it should not play or sound so good. But it does. I own two Danos, and about 30 other guitars. The Danos are some of my favorites. No wonder Jimmy Page, et al, played them.

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