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Danelectro Hodad Electric Guitar  Blue Metallic 

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The Hodad Electric guitar has everything you've come to expect from Dan Electro over the years. Known for their quirky style, Dan Electro gives their...Click To Read More About This Product

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Custom modern looks at a great price from Dan Electro.

The Hodad Electric guitar has everything you've come to expect from Dan Electro over the years. Known for their quirky style, Dan Electro gives their take on a modern look, throws in two pairs of lipstick pickups and quality electronics to give you an awesome guitar at even better price. This is the perfect guitar if you're going for an off-beat modernized look without draining your bank account. It has adjustable intonation saddled bridges, maple neck with rosewood fretboard and kluson type ivory tuners giving you everything you need to play comfortably and get your sound just right.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Maple neck with rosewood fingerboard and 2-way truss rod
  • Kluson type tuners with ivory knobl
  • C Shape neck
  • Adjustable intonation saddled bridges
  • Two pairs of Lipstick pickups
  • 2V+2T+3/T(Push-Pull) electronics
  • Case sold separately

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SPECIFICATIONS

Hodad Electric Guitar

  • Scale length: 318mm
    Number of frets: 22
    Nut width: 42mm
    Fretboard radius: 400Rl
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DanelectroHodad Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (9)
  • Good feel (9)
  • Good tone (9)
  • Good pick up (8)
  • Solid electronics (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (10)
  • Recording (10)
  • Practicing (9)
  • Rock concerts (8)
  • Small venues (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (4)

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(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pleasantly surprised

By renoboyd

from Reno, NV

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone
  • Outstanding Tone Ability
  • Very lightweight

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

  • Good All Around
  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about Danelectro Hodad Electric Guitar:

I had been looking for a guitar that had a wide range of tone. So when this came on sale, it was something I could not pass up. NOTE: Out of the box, the strings are not tuned, and you will need to tighten them. Consequently, you MAY find you have to adjust the neck TO GET RID OF FRET BUZZ. I did, and after some tinkering, its great. I love this for its ability to go from one extreme to another, via the dual double lipstick pickups, I play in a 50's beach boy style, and I can drive this waaay heavy if I want. I find a strait rock and roll 70's tone seems to fit this well. I have seen many 70's rocker videos with this style of guitar in their hands (maybe not this EXACT model, but close). I can see why.
Stock strings were good but I put a set of elixir strings on it, and it mellowed and heightened the tone at the same time. I think some people look at Danelectro as substandard. Ok, its not Gibson, but if your budget cries as much as your drive to explore beyond the norm, this is pretty much the cats meow. The finish on the blue and white is really retro. A blue with white vinyl looks just like my first car!

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My all-time favorite guitar

By SkylerOf1947

from West Palm Beach, Florida

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Amazing Feel
  • amazing sound
  • Great Deal
  • Stays in tune
  • Unique sound
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Being Creative
    • Experimentation
    • Exploring New Sounds
    • Jamming
    • Live Shows
    • Recording

    Comments about Danelectro Hodad Electric Guitar:

    If you are looking for a guitar with an array of sounds varying from the depths of the ocean abyss to the Serengheti, then this wild experimenter's dream is the guitar for you. Don't let it's classic look fool you, this is capable from sounding great in Rock, Blues, Folk, Metal, Country, Rap, R&B, Jazz, ANYTHING! The push/pull tone nobs allow for an excellent array of possible sounds. This is my favorite guitar of all time! Although I have had my Danelectro Hodad for a long time, I am glad to see that Musician's Friend is now offering them. It is worth every cent and more! I would like to point out that music has been my life for the past ten years. Out of the 18 guitars that I own, this is by far my favorite one! And I have a Gibson Les Paul, among other great guitars.This guitar changed my life forever, and I am excited to see they are producing them again. If you are looking to be reinvigorated and filled with musical drive, this is your ticket to a musician's paradise. If I could, I would give it 6 out of 5 stars.

    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very impressed

    By Danofan

    from Anytown, Tx

    About Me Professional Musician

    See all my reviews

    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 Hodad Electric Guitar:

      I absolutely love this guitar. Not too heavy, great neck with easy access to the upper frets, and unique style make it one of my main go-to guitars. I rewired it so I have multiple single coil combinations instead of hummers, but that is just my style and not a reflection on the stock wiring. True to the original Dano tradition, with a touch of Mosrite, it is a great guitar, and for the price point, you can't go wrong.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      One of the best Dano models for the money!

      By Classic Rocker!

      from Anchorage, AK

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Danelectro Hodad Electric Guitar:

      I am a classic rock guitar guy for over 5 decades and fell in love with my first Hodad, so now have 3 of them, to add to my diverse guitar collection. These are super cool guitars even though they can have some minor issues, typically easily correctable by a guitar tech. I adore the nice diversity of tones, lightweight design, classic vibe, and adjustable necks unlike other Danos. Two of mine came in dazzling sparkle light blue and royal blue colors that PROMPTLY get everyone's attention, and the other in a dark sparkle blue that looks equally cool under lights on stage. These are such fun guitars to play and enjoy with others! You owe it to yourself to try one!!

      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Bring back the Evets original Hodad

      By Steve Anderson

      from Dallas TX

      About Me Experienced

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Exceptionally True Neck
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Keeping Orig Pu Circuit
      • Smart Bringing It Back
      • Solid Electronics
      • Still A Great Buy

      Cons

      • Bring Back Roller Bridge
      • Bring Back The Gotohs
      • Bring Back The Vibrato

      Best Uses

      • Instrumental Rock
      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues
      • Surf
      • Vintage Guitar Tones

      Comments about Danelectro Hodad Electric Guitar:

      I own one of the original (Evets Corp) Hodads. These are true tone monsters but the new manufacturers screwed up just a little. The Evets models have a Bigsby style Vibrato with a chromed roller bridge, and sealed, high-quality Gotoh tuners.. Message to Musicians Friend, and all Retailers: Pressure the factory to bring back the original. Even so, this guitar, if they retained the original build quality, is still a
      tone monster and a ton of fun for pocket change.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Beautiful & fun to play

      By Lin Denver

      from Las vegas Nev.

      About Me Professional Musician

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Danelectro Hodad Electric Guitar:

        This guitar is so unique. I have no one other like it out of my 15 guitars. Way cool!!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best money I have ever spent on a guitar.

        By Plaid Retinas

        from Knoxville, TN

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts

          Comments about Danelectro Hodad Electric Guitar:

          This will make the 4th Dano in my collection and the Hodad is by far my favorite. The lipstick humbuckers are special...with coil tapping and a out of phase tap this guitar is immensely versatile and it came set up and ready to go right out of the box with perfect intonation. You won't find much on the web on this guitar and the videos and reviews you will find do not do this guitar justice....buy this thing now it's an unbeatable deal even if you get it at full price. I got the red one!

          Good job Danelectro and Musicians Friend!

          (1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Hodad

          By zzero

          from gulf shores

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Light Weight Fast Neck
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • 60's Music
            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • Surf Music

            Comments about Danelectro Hodad Electric Guitar:

            kool little guitar

             
            4.0

            Great unique sound, deep metallic finish and so fun to play!

            By Eric

            from NY

            About Me Experienced

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Danelectro Hodad Electric Guitar:

              Very nice guitar with Great sound, wonderful tone and a beautiful metallic paint with so much depth to it. Stays in tune well and is so fun to play, because you can get many cool sounds out of it and it can be very punchy at the same time ( loud, clear and rocking ). The lip stick pickups are everything that the many reviews claimed they would be. I was a little disappointed only in the kinda cheap looking white banding that runs around the sides of the guitar, because I thought it was white paint in the many photos that i had seen, but it is like a fake leather made of what appears to be vinyl and the four volume / tone knobs are a cheap black plastic as well.This is the only reason I gave it a 4 star, otherwise it is an incredible guitar. For a few cents more they could have put a better quality of knobs on it, but it is still a really nice guitar never the less. I would buy it again because it is sharp, gets unique sounds and it had GREAT and fun play ability. Like most of it's reviews showed, it is hard to put down once you pick it up and start playing it. Pure fun and enjoyment..

              (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              gift for son and he was stoked

              By Nick's mom

              from San Diego

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording

                Comments about Danelectro Hodad Electric Guitar:

                My son's the guitar player but he needed a cheaper electric guitat to compose music and jam on and he loves it.

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