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Danelectro '59 Modified New Old Stock Electric Guitar   

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The '59 Modified New Old Stock Electric Guitar is Danelectro' flagship guitar, played by top artists around the globe, and is now available with NOS ...Read More

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The flagship guitar now with NOS Lipstick pickups.

The '59 Modified New Old Stock Electric Guitar is Danelectro' flagship guitar, played by top artists around the globe, and is now available with NOS Lipstick pickups that were made in 1999! These unique pickups offer delicious highs and mids and you find them on any other guitar.

Danelectro's pickup supplier "misplaced" a load of lipstick pickups in their warehouse only to discover them recently, 15 years after they were manufactured. These "New Old Stock" wonders have more twang than any Lipstick ever. So Danelectro
took their flagship 59M model, with the tuneable die cast bridge, and installed these 15 year-old wonders...and ta-da...the best sounding, best playing Dano ever.

Quantities are limited. So snag yours today. Made in Korea (fabulous build quality). Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Shorthorn shape
  • Scale length: 25¬≥
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Fully adjustable wraparound bridge
  • 2 NOS (15 year old) lipstick pickups
  • 2 stacked tone & volume controls
  • 3 way pickup selector
  • Case sold separately

Grab this limited edition model while you can. Order today.

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Danelectro'59 Modified New Old Stock Electric Guitar
 
4.2

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (10)
  • Good feel (9)
  • Good tone (8)
  • Good pick up (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (8)
  • Practicing (7)
  • Recording (7)
  • Small venues (5)
  • Rock concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Amazing!

This guitar was an impulse buy. I've always been interested in Danelectro guitars, but never have had the opportunity to play one. I ordered the "orange-adelic" color and instantly started...Read complete review

This guitar was an impulse buy. I've always been interested in Danelectro guitars, but never have had the opportunity to play one. I ordered the "orange-adelic" color and instantly started doubting my choice of both color and guitar. Would it look and feel like a toy? The box arrived with a crushed corner, so with a heavy heart I opened it up, fearing the worst. It ships without a case or gig bag, in a cardboard box inside of a shipping carton. I was instantly impressed by the color, and the excellent fit and finish of the guitar, in spite of the relatively cheap construction materials (popular neck, masonite top, tape binding). The fret ends were polished and smooth, and the tuners are adequate and work as intended. The concentric volume/tone knobs and switch work smoothly, although they are placed rather close together. The two lipstick pickups are awesome! You can get a clean, ringing sound or a chainsaw growl out of them without any pedals, and the harmonics and sustain are absolutely unbelievable. The only real problem is the positioning of the bridge in the body routing. I can see, and others have mentioned in reviews, that changing strings or replacing a broken string at a gig will be a major undertaking. It looks like the bridge has to be loosened and moved back on the mounting posts in order to restring. This is absolutely ridiculous, and should be addressed by Danelectro. But this guitar sounds so good and is so much fun to play, that against my better judgement I am going to keep it. It's just too cool to send back...

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Fun, but would make a few changes...

I love the way this guitar looks and plays and I love that it's light--easy on the back. The tone isn't *that* distinctive if you ask me, but I like the...Read complete review

I love the way this guitar looks and plays and I love that it's light--easy on the back. The tone isn't *that* distinctive if you ask me, but I like the tone. I have two beefs with the one(s) I got. On the first one, the pickup selection toggle switch was defective. You had to jiggle it around to get the bridge pickup to be on. I sent that back. The replacement works, but the toggle switch still feels cheap. The other beef is the "stacked" volume/tone knobs. Looks really cool but they stick together. I like the tone all the way up all the time, but need to vary the volume when playing on stage. When I turn the volume down, the tone goes down with it. A minor annoyance but if you're going to have an innovative feature, it should work well.

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5.0

Retro cool, playin' fool!

By heyrey

from colorado

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics
  • Sweet retro looks

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Danelectro '59 Modified New Old Stock Electric Guitar:

    Guitar looks great. Plays like butter. lightweight. Good sound. Great value for the price!

     
    5.0

    Outstanding Value

    By The Groove

    from Groovetown

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Danelectro '59 Modified New Old Stock Electric Guitar:

        I've bought a ton of stuff from our friends at MF over the last couple years, this was the best 3 Benjamin purchase of them all. Super light while still feeling solid, and great action without feeling sloppy. The tone is the key here though. With this guitar you definately add something unique to your arsenal.

         
        5.0

        Fantastic guitar!

        By kris

        from Brooklyn, NY

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Danelectro '59 Modified New Old Stock Electric Guitar:

          Great guitar. It feels comfortable to play and has a great tone. It has a nice clean sound out of it that I couldn't get with my epiphone sg. It's very versatile and overall, a great value!

           
          4.0

          '59 Modified N.O.S. Dano

          By Engineer Greg

          from Asbury Park, NJ

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Great Aesthetic
          • Super Light Weight

          Cons

          • Should Include Gig Bag
          • Toggle Switch Quality

          Best Uses

          • Beater
          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Danelectro '59 Modified New Old Stock Electric Guitar:

          The overall quality of this Danelectro is an improvement over my late-90's DC3. The strap buttons and bridge are greatly upgraded. There has always been a kind of cheap magic about Danelectro guitars. It's part of their charm. The '59 Modified NOS that I received last week is rather in that vein. The electronics in the guitar I received were solid except for the toggle switch, which engages both pickups before the switch fully engages the middle position. This is not a huge problem but it should not be that way. The out-of-the-box setup was very nice and the playability is excellent. It's fast and smooth and a lot of fun. I have no fret buzz at all on the guitar I received. The tone is quite nice from the neck and bridge pickups but it really shines in the middle position. I wouldn't suggest this guitar as a 'First', Beginner, or sole guitar but I would definitely recommend it for anyone who wants to add a shiny, jangly flavor to their collection for not a whole lot of money.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I would buy this again and have recommended it to friends.

          By Walter

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Danelectro '59 Modified New Old Stock Electric Guitar:

          I wish I could take credit for this but someone else said it first. "The lipstick single coils on my Dano have so much twang that they made my Tele blush:. Great guitar for the price, love the color. Not the same build quality as my Jerry Jones Dano clone but it's also a third of the price.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Well made and sweet tone

          By Shall2112

          from Bloomington, IL

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone

          Cons

          • Fret Buzz

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Danelectro '59 Modified New Old Stock Electric Guitar:

          This guitar is miles ahead of their other reproduction attempts at the DC59. I had one back in 1999 and it was super cheap compared to this one. This model is very well built. Smooth neck, very playable, quality tuners, very clean electronics, and a great paint job. I like how well balanced it is too. With some guitars the neck just hits the ground when you put it on, but not this one. The sound is bright and it looks super cool. It comes delivered in a box only, no bag or case. A solid purchase for the money.

          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Fun, but would make a few changes...

          By Rob P

          from Washington DC

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel

          Cons

          • Poor Quality Electronic Components

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Danelectro '59 Modified New Old Stock Electric Guitar:

          I love the way this guitar looks and plays and I love that it's light--easy on the back. The tone isn't *that* distinctive if you ask me, but I like the tone. I have two beefs with the one(s) I got. On the first one, the pickup selection toggle switch was defective. You had to jiggle it around to get the bridge pickup to be on. I sent that back. The replacement works, but the toggle switch still feels cheap. The other beef is the "stacked" volume/tone knobs. Looks really cool but they stick together. I like the tone all the way up all the time, but need to vary the volume when playing on stage. When I turn the volume down, the tone goes down with it. A minor annoyance but if you're going to have an innovative feature, it should work well.

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent for the price

          By jrock

          from Denton, TX

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone

          Cons

          • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

          Best Uses

          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Danelectro '59 Modified New Old Stock Electric Guitar:

          I played the Squier classic vibe tele and this. I really couldn't decide between the two and went with this on it's vibrant orange color and shape.

          The volume and tone controls feel cheap but they're hardly a concern for me personally.

          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Fun,fun,fun!

          By Dr.Mezmo

          from San Francisco, Ca

          About Me Experienced

          Ask me a question

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording

            Comments about Danelectro '59 Modified New Old Stock Electric Guitar:

            Bought this on a whim.always wanted a danelectro even a reissue. It's not the best sounding guitar but, easy to play, light and just stunning in Orange. It's a fun guitar wouldn't use it on stage but, maybe recording if I needed that kinda cheap sound. Overall, it's just fun.

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great guitar at a very low price! Amazing sound and build.

            By rsm

            from Savannah, GA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Danelectro '59 Modified New Old Stock Electric Guitar:

              I was very surprised at how well built this guitar is; fit, finish and feel is excellent. The go go blue color is vibrant. As good as this guitar looks and feels, it sounds even better! If you want that early jangle and chime, Brit invasion this guitar has it. My main guitars are Rickenbacker which are in another price/quality zone, but this guitar gets very close and is versatile. I don't gig my Rics, but this will cover that sonic territory. I'd like a few more in different colors, this guitar is that good, for even twice the price!

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