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Danelectro Dano 63 Electric Guitar
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The Dano 63 is a remake of the original '63 electric guitar that launched a thousand garage bands and more than a few pro careers. The body construct...Click To Read More About This Product
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The Dano 63 is a remake of the original '63 electric guitar that launched a thousand garage bands and more than a few pro careers. The body construction is just like the original with a hardboard top and bottom laminated to a plywood frame. The hollow inner chamber produces the resonance that is part of Danelectro's unique tone.The '60s era lipstick pickups have been replicated to be hot, sweet, and to sound just right. The bridge and tuners are fully upgraded. Zero-gloss nickel hardware accents the cool retro colors. A blast!
Body Type: Solid with hollow inner chamber
Body Wood: Plywood
Top wood: Pressed wood
Scale Length: 25"
Neck Joint: Bolt on
Neck Wood: Maple
Neck Shape: C-shape
Nut Width: 1.65"
Fretboard Radius: 14"
Bridge: Brass adjustable
Pickup Bridge: Lipstick
Pickup Middle: None
Pickup Neck: Lipstick
Controls: Master volume, master tone, 3-way pickup selector
Hardware color: Matte Nickel
Pickup selector: 3-way
Reviewed by 20 customers
I bought this for my 81 year old mother. She has been having a problem playing the acoustic guitar she bought last year because it is too thick and it hurts her arthritis. This little Dano is perfect. It is thin and light. I thought it was really cool to get her a Dano, almost the same guitar she bought me back in 1967 when I was 15 years old playing in a local garage band. She's having fun with it at the seniors center. Keep on rockin Mom!
Originally I bought the 63 re-issue Danelectro just because I had an original when I had a garage band in high school. I'm 64 and have some other guitars which are top of the line, so I didn't expect much. This is quantum leaps ahead of the original. Played great right of the box. The fit is sensational, as I like the smallness of it. The pickups really have a range that the original simply didn't have. Great highs, and lots of crunch on distortion. The tuners are much nicer and overall this is a lot of bang for the buck. I know guitars, and I'm very impressed.
this is my 1st electric guitar. if u get it u will love it-it needs 2 be tuned frequentley,but my other guitarsneed to be even more.im only 11,but i have a band called the memex.the guitar isa real addition.
I received this guitar about 11 mos. ago, and I like it a lot. The lipstick p-ups have been upgraded, as they have used better metal/more turns of wire. The reason I am giving it a 4 for features as it seems to lack an adjustable truss rod. I am not positive, but I think it has a permanently set square/triangular one. However, that doesn't really matter to me and I simply adjusted the bridge and the action was fine. I got this as a backup guitar to my Highway 1 Strat, but man, it is better than I expected. The p-ups actually have more output than my Strat(!) They have a nice hollow sound when played clean, and the best tone is when you use a slight bit of overdrive, then it is very bluesy out of my Marshall AVT 50. Currently it is discontinued, but Danelectro, in my opinion, should continue production of this guitar.
So I'm looking into purchasing the Dano 63 reissue. I have done a good bit of research and listened to various you tube recordings using different Danelecto instruments. I have heard a variety of sounds which have nothing to do with the guitar itself. One that I particularly liked was played through a Fender Champion 600 Tube Amp. It's a small 5W 1x6 Combo, but the Danelectro '59 sounded so sweet through this thing. It looked like the guy had it plugged straight into the amp, so that there weren't any pedals involved. That is the exact set-up I am thinking about buying. I play acoustic guitar and drums, so this is my first venture into purchasing an electric instrument. It seems to me that you not only have to get the right guitar, but also the right amp to compliment it.
I have an original Sears 1964 Silvertone model 1457 I purchased new, and closely compared the two. This retro remake is as good, maybe better. The bridge is now adjustable per string. The output jack is now on the side in a much better location. The lipstick pickups sound just as sweet. And now the back has an access cover which improves any electrical adjustments or service. I wish the pots would have been separate and concentric as the original, but the tuners are better made and in a better location. The low gloss finish keeps from showing scratches on the pickguard and the other metal surfaces. Even the 19 frets are ok since you can make an octave+ on a bar-cord slide. I am so glad I bought the retro. It rocks!!
Excellent tone! The stock pickups sound great and the neck is very comfortable. Since the body is hollow, it's very lightweight too. Overall, I'm very pleased with this guitar, it really stands out from the ocean of strats and les pauls that you see everywhere.
Upon receiving the guitar I was really excited. It looks great, good vintage look with a modern feel. The frets on the neck need a little filing to be completely flush on the underside of the neck, but that's all with construction. As for the sound, it is very limited. This guitar sounds amazing clean but it is not versatile at all. Distortion and overdrive effects sound muddy in any combination. Regardless, the clean sound is so good that I cannot give this guitar up.
I have been playing this particular Dano going on two weeks. The lipstick pickups are truly a surprise..very powerful and remarkable. The weight of the guitar is very minimal and the sound is remarkable. This Dano truly remarkable and above all its just fun to play..no wonder those who played the Dano's ended up with fun music.
Awesome reissue! Just downright FUN to play! Not a top-of-the-line guitar, but great tone and playability. Super Light (like all the Dano's) so even old folks like me can stand and play this for awhile without a backache. The sound/tone is a blast too ... truly a unique electric guitar.