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Danelectro Wild Thing Electric Guitar  

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This thing is so wild we're hard-pressed to come up with a guitar that has a longer, pointier lower bout than the newly-designed Danelectro Wild Thin...Read More

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OVERVIEW

A swirling dervish guitar the likes of which you've never seen before.

This thing is so wild we're hard-pressed to come up with a guitar that has a longer, pointier lower bout than the newly-designed Danelectro Wild Thing. The swirling white pickguard accentuates the body's radical curvature and its contrast with the body finish imparts a distinct yin/yang vibe. Of course Danelectro has long been the instrument of choice for musicians who want to make a bold, distinctive visual statement with its bottle-shaped headstock and lipstick pickups while taking advantage of the Danelectro's easy playability and a price tag that won't cause financial meltdown.

OK, you may be asking: With that extreme bout, what case or gig bag will fit? We suggest the Gator GBE-Extreme-1 Guitar Gig Bag (541689) or the Gator GW-Extreme Guitar Case (545843).

FEATURES
  • Body: Hardboard/plywood construction with hollow with solid center core
  • Tape binding
  • Pickguard: white
  • Neck: Maple with rosewood fingerboard/double acting truss rod
  • Headstock: Bottle shape
  • Scale length: 25"
  • Tuners: 3 in-line closed "Kluson" style
  • Neck shape: C-shape
  • # frets: 21
  • Nut width: 1.650"
  • Fretboard radius: 14"
  • Bridge: Traditional with single rosewood saddle
  • Neck pickup: Single lipstick
  • Bridge pickup: Single lipstick
  • Electronics: 2 stacked volume/tone controls, 3-way pickup switch ( position 1 bridge, position 2 middle), both bridge and neck in series, position 3 - neck only

Make your heart sing and order the Wild Thing today.

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DanelectroWild Thing Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 7 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Good tone (3)

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Retro Rocker

      By JSTJEAN

      from Delaware, USA

      About Me Professional Musician

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      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 Wild Thing Electric Guitar:

        Not only is this guitar in Red a beauty to look at but it sure rocks too. The pickups are HOT HOT HOT and the neck is fast and furious. As all Danos are it is extremely light in weigth and fun to play. The only challenge is finding a case or gig bag to fit properly because if the body shape however it was well worth the searching and this guitar is sure gonna turn some heads.

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        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        AWESOME Guitar! PERIOD!

        By Jimi C

        from Duluth, MN

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • I Only Own One
        • No Gig Bag

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Link Wray Tone
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Danelectro Wild Thing Electric Guitar:

        This guitar is awesome. VERY impressive. I think I might also get the baritone version. The tone controls are sweet and have a very wide sweep that allows for subtle blending of both pickups when the toggle switch is in the center position. Usually inexpensive guitars feel cheap and have sharp edges when you run your hand up and down the neck. NOT this one! The frets are laid in just as well as they are on my $2500 Gretsch Duo Jet. In fact I find it amusing that I could sell that guitar and buy about 9 of these! I haven't even played the Duo Jet since I got the Wild Thing!
        It's nice and light too. When I got it I did a little set up and fine tuned it to exactly how I like a guitar to play. It played great right out of the box though so unless you're really particular you'll be all set. Just plug it in.
        You'll have to buy a narrow guitar strap to fit on the strap peg behind the neck and also buy a gig bag if you want to bring it around to shows.
        The only draw back I have found is that the access to the upper frets (past the 17th fret or so) is limited due to the bold on neck and cutaway design.
        But the thing sounds so dang good I don't even care. A lot of dust has been settling on my Duo Jet, Tele and Jazzmaster since I got this thing. Who knew!? :)

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A great guitar.

        By Miranda

        from OH

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Danelectro Wild Thing Electric Guitar:

            I went out on a limb when I decided to purchase the Danelectro Wild Thing.
            I'd never had or played an electric before, so I pretty much made a guess based on price reviews, and it's appearance.
            I loved the way it looked, and just decided to go for it.

            It was a great decision. It came perfectly set up. It stays in tune well. I love the look and sound. It is light, because it's a semi hollow, so it's not a hassel to carry around.

            I've had people who know more about electric guitars than me take a look since it arrived and they've all said they think it's a great guitar.

            I'm not an expert, but if you are staring at this guitar and can't decide, I'd say get it. I don't think you'll regret it. It's well worth the money.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            "Wild Thing" is Retro-Styled Playable Art

            By dennis hollenbeck

            from Southern California

            Comments about Danelectro Wild Thing Electric Guitar:

            A GREAT purchase for anyone that loves guitars & is considering adding a beauty to their quiver. Mine is Candy Apple Blue, & my wife regularly makes a positive comment about how good this baby looks. My only reservation is that I have never been a fan of the Danelectro headstock shape...
            Simple yet artisticly styled components (lipstick pickups, wave-like body & pick guard, round control knobs) equal one COOL Danelectro guitar.
            Light weight but sturdy, this "Wild Thing" is a lot choices gone right. Holds tuning & is really fun to play.
            Come on, now? A guitar that is FUN to play, artistic to behold, & it's UNDER $300 ??? She's competing currently with my Fender Strat for all of my daily attention & Love...

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Danelectro Wild Thing is exactly what I was hoping for

            By Peter Montgomery

            from Southern California

            Comments about Danelectro Wild Thing Electric Guitar:

            Buying the Danelectro Wild Thing was an impulse buy that could have gone wildly astray. Instead, things worked out great. When I saw the picture, I was just smitten with the guitar, in a way I'm not typically with guitars. There was just something about the cool, retro styling and the idea of a candy apple red finish that just said, "Buy me now!"

            So I did.

            The look of the guitar in person was even better than in the photos. The candy apple paint is phenomenal in real life, and the white vinyl trim has great detail on it. The fit and finish are really spot on, and there isn't a flaw anywhere visually.

            That fact that it's basically a semi-solid body (or semi-hollow body, depending on your point of view) makes wearing it while playing a pleasure. It's a Danelectro with a fixed bridge, so the intonation is not perfect, but it's fine. More to the point, it's just part of the charm of this guitar.

            The middle pickup switch position that runs both pickups in a serial configuration is really cool. You can use the volume knobs to set a custom blend of bridge and neck pickups that gives you body and sparkle at the same time.

            I have yet to find someone who didn't say, "What a great looking guitar" the first time they saw it. It's a blast to play, sounds great, and looks amazing. What more could you ask for?

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            GREAT. But, nothing new except visuals

            By chris steele

            from Nashville, TN

            Comments about Danelectro Wild Thing Electric Guitar:

            Overall I say this guitar is about a 9/10, just because of the usual Danelectro quality bumps. As stated earlier, electronically, this is the same as every other Danelectro. Visually, is where this guitar (in my opinion) shines. Plastic parts, swift factory output, surly you cant expect a perfectly made guitar. Then you'd be paying a thousand or more. But it looks so cool and sounds even cooler. I've owned quite a few guitars, a 60s Gibson SG, 60s Epiphone Riviera, Rickenbacker 360 & 620. This guitar wins out over all of them. Plus it's such a relief to play an inexpensive guitar. I play this thru a Big Muff Pi and Death By Audio Robot, lined up to a 79 Fender Vibrolux Silverface. I don't think I'll be switching gear for a long time.
            The style of this guitar is what really caught me. It's so weird, which makes it fantastic. Everything else is typical Danelectro.
            Like any Danelectros, they may have a few things wrong with them. The flat top of the body bowed in just a tad, which left about a 2-centimeter space between the pickguard and the body. Not a big deal to me, this is such an inexpensive guitar. The frets on the sides needed to be sanded down, as they shredded away the side of my thumb and index finger. Basically, if you've played a Danelectro before, you know exactly what I'm talking about. Everything else was fine. The action was very good, I didnt adjust the bridge or anything. Pretty good for a Bolt on neck, or even a neck through for that matter. Tuners are smooth and stay in tune. Pickups dont have any static. The cable jack was a little static-y so I had to open it up and tweek it, but it's fine now.
            The value is fantastic. I owned a Rickenbacker 620 before this, different tone. But the tone of a Dano is just as equally unique at a much better value. As a result, I can bash around a Dano on stage and not have to worry about it, whereas a Ric being a thousand $+ guitar, I had to baby it, and never got to see it's full potential. With the value of any Danelectro, you can do whatever you want to them and you're only out a fourth of a paycheck. Not bad, considering you can pay that for a crappy Ibanez or even a Squire.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Danelectro Wild Thing

            Comments about Danelectro Wild Thing Electric Guitar:

            I love this guitar, i love the look and feel of it.. it sounds like a Danelectro.
            very versatile in my opinion, you'd be surprised by the sound you can get out of these 2 single coil lipstick tube pickups. With distortion this thing is a rock monster, i play mine through a Pro Co Rat into a Fender Pro amplifier and the sound is awesome!! sounds good for Rock, Punk, and Grunge music. It looks a little wild and crazy but i like that I'm the only one i know who plays or owns one... you see so many Strats, Teles, Les Pauls, and SG's... i prefer less traditional guitars.
            This is my 3rd Danelectro and a word of advice is these things are addicting, i can't wait for the Danelectro pro to be reissued again, getting one of those next.... it's a good thing Danos are pretty inexpensive. I used to be strictly a Fender guy but since i bought my Danelectros, I've been playing them exclusively... my Fenders are retired from duty until further notice.
            this guitar has stacked volume and tone knobs and a 3 way pickup selector, everything you need and nothing more in my opinion.
            I love the coke bottle headstock and aged white plastic tuners, mine is candy apple red.... I love it!
            the quality is everything you've come to expect from Danelectro, it's comfortable to play, looks and sounds great.
            I bought mine on Ebay and got a Hodad mini amplifier, and a gig bag with it... an excelllent value for 280.00 shipped.

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