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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
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck Shape: C-shape
  • Frets: 19
  • 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
  • Tuners: Enclosed
  • Hardware color: Matte Nickel

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Danelectro Dano '63

By Stratmaster96

from Chester, CT

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.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)



By old picker-aquUP

from west virginia

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.


Good for everything

By Jimbo-7MGq3

from Michigan

I bought one of these used from this site(buy all my toys here)and I LOVE IT!The clean is clean and distorted this thing screams.I use an old gorilla amp with a Digitech RP50 fx pedal and can get any sound from B.B. King to Slayer.Light and fun to play.This guitar is no joke.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)



By squishthefly.666

from new york

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.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Came great out of box

By No Daisies

from Mesa,AZ

The guitar just came and it was set up great right out of the box. It was even almost in tune. I was suprised because I had played a few of these in the store and they were not set up well at all and had loose knobs. This one is beautiful and I can't put it down.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


Great Value

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!


A Blast from the Past

By GitarBob

from Memphis, TN

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.


worth the price

By oldschool58

from Undisclosed

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.


Book 'em, Dano!

By Stratomaster T

from Kansas City

The '63 is the second Danelectro I own, with the first being the Dano Pro. Both guitars are mechanically identical, but the '63 allows much greater access to the upper frets due to the double cutaways.This guitar is a great value for the money. The lipstick tube pickups offer a sound different than many guitars, great for 60's music but also respond well to distortion. With a good amplifier, this guitar can be amazing.The standard finish is deliberately antiqued, having a washed-out and faded appearance. But don't worry. With some elbow grease and car polish buffing, you will have a bright and shiny new-looking guitar.I own 28 guitars and the Danelectros are among the favorites--even over much higher priced instruments.


Danelectro '63

By Sarg

from Alabama

I picked up my '63 Dano(black) just to have something different to play. I thought I would play it a few times then trade it off. Not this one. Its SO cool. It looks,plays,feels,and sounds like its would cost WAY more. I play mine through a Traynor 50 Blue and it just sings. I love the blues tone the two produce. I cant put it down. This is my first Danelectro and im already hooked! Get yours before they are gone.

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