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Identical to the original, with an improved bridge.
The Danelectro Modified Factory Spec 1959 Reissue is virtually identical to the classic electric guitar after which it's modeled. Manufactured from the mid '50s through the late '60s the original Danelectro guitar was sold in popular mail-order catalogs of the day. The reissue boasts an improved bridge that replaces the rosewood saddle with one made of metal to give you individually adjustable saddles for each string.
The double cutaway Danelectro reissue guitar's body is constructed of Masonite and poplar with textured tape on the sides. The poplar neck bolts on and boasts a rosewood fretboard with the unique Danelectro "bottle" shaped headstock, and vintage-style tuners with metal buttons.
Perhaps the most distinctive features of the Danelectro Modified Factor Spec 1959 Reissue guitar are its lipstick pickups. In the original they were constructed of alnico bar magnets and copper wire wrapped in brown tape and mounted in surplus, chrome-plated, lipstick tubes.
Other Danelectro Modified Factory Spec 1959 Reissue Electric Guitar details include dual concentric tone and volume controls with white knobs, a white "seal" pickguard, and a non-adjustable aluminum truss rod.
Modified Factory Spec 1959 Reissue Electric Guitar
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I was excited about this guitar when I read the reviews out here, but the guitar itself is pretty useless for anything except slide work because the action is so high.The bridge allows you to lower the string height but only so far. I will be trying to deepen the holes the bridge is set in to see if I can get it lower, but I shouldn't have to.The sound of the guitar was nice, the look and feel were good. It just is on par with other guitars I?ve bought in the past. If you don?t mind paying extra to have something close to what Jimmy Page played, then this is for you.As for this guitar, I?ll be putting some heavy gauge strings on it and tuning it to an open tuning and practice some slide work.
I was really looking forward to buying this guitar, but a few things have changed my mind after playing one. It's a bit heavier than the reissues from the 90's--not a lot, but it's noticeable, although that's subjective. The concentric pots on the model I tested were junk--wide open, they were fine, but one tiny move of either knob cut the signal to nothing. They behaved like kill switches rather than volume controls. The lipstick pickups performed well, but were missing that "mojo" that my older 90's reissue had in spades. Because of its visual accuracy to Jimmy Page's Dano, I'm sure these will hold their value after they've been discontinued. Rather than buying one of these though, I'll keep my eyes open for another 90's reissue--even though it won't have the Leo Quan bridge.
I played this guitar at a local music store. It plays very well with NO fret buzz. I like the scale, it feels a little short. The pickups look ghetto but do not be mistaken these do a very good fender sound. It's like a strat but more round. As far as cosmetics it is surely one funky guitar. Think about it, everyone has a strat, everyone has a les paul, everyone has a tele, be unique. This guitar can do country, rock, blues, pop, maybe punk, classic metal, basically everything where a humbucker isn't completely necessary. METALHEADS:DO NOT BUY!!!! For the rest of you, buy this. You will love it.
Body is made of multi-layers of material, which you will see if you remove cover plate to clean out the electronics cavity. Also, cover plate seems to want to lift off when pulling out guitar cord. Be careful or, put in 2 more screws in the proper places with all 5 screws having cup washers. Problem solved and it looks great. Also, I snugged up all the other screws just a little. The setup wasn't bad at all. The 2 single coil pickups can be set to sound like other expensive single coil pickup guitars. I use a Crate amp. and a DigiTech RP255 modeling processor and this guitar sounds just fine. The construction of this guitar is quite good. I remember these guitars from the mid-60's when 2 friends had a black&white and a blonde single pickup model. This guitar makes no.9 in my collection and I'm happy to have it.
I'll get right to the point, this guitar is all that it was advertised to be. It arrived quickly and in perfect condition. The factory set up was pretty decent, better than I'd have expected. What I didn't expect was to use it in a show 2 days after getting it. The day after I got it a friend called to say that he needed to borrow my Epi Doubleneck for a Led Zeppelin tribute band.As it turned out they used this brand new Danelectro too. It was used for "In My Time Of Dying". This guitar has the sound and look that was perfect for this gig. I did not even have time to get a case for it, had to wrap it up in a blanket to get it there. I would whole heartedly recommend this guitar to anyone wanting to get that authentic sound for "Kashmir", "In My Time of Dying" and "White Summer/ Black Mountainside.
Hello Everyone: this is the guitar to have for the Jimmy Page Kashmir Sound, Page used the Danelectro on some of the classic Zep stuff, best of all you don't have to modify the guitar to have the better Tail Piece like Page has, now here's the Kicker, you can have a Page model with out getting a second mortage, sure this guitar is not flashy, the original ones weren't either, Hendrix, Clapton and others used them, it's a cheap guitar that sounds decent,
This 59 Dano is like turning back the Page's of history. This classic guitar has a flat black finish with nichol plated tuners and the bridge is adjustable. The stacked volume and tone knobs are retro. The pick-ups are lipsticks, and the volume and tone controls can be adjusted as to accent the classic blues and rock tones found in this type of guitar construction. The toggle switch is a little flimsey, since the guitar is made in China. The string height and action is geared toward riff rock and blues. The neck is a C shape, but somehow the neck is actually 1/16inch wider than the body pocket? The only reason I can account for this, could be that the manufacturing proccess attempted to calculate the neck pocket and the additional edge tape. Thus the neck is larger on each side of the neck pocket. If the body tape was thicker, the slightpocket dimensions would not be visible to such an extent. Also, a couple of screws on the back of the body were slightly crooked, and the heads were not entirely flush. But otherwise, the guitar is a classic reproduction and still imparts no sense of communication breakdown.The Dano's are really a classic instrument when turning the pages of rock history. The instruments were economical and unique. And I wish they would also bring back the Coral sitar and do another Guitarlin model. But I also have a Hole Lotta Luv for this 59!