#1
I was shopping around for a cheap, unique backup guitar with a different tone and I heard about Danelectro guitars. Has anyone played any of the reissues? Specifically the '59?
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#2
i'm sorry to say i can't help you, but i'm also wondering about how good this guitar is as i'm looking for a backup guitar aswell. so consider this a free bump
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#3
Consider this another bump.

I was also looking at these. For 250 bucks, they can't be beat....my dad's dano bass is amazing, I'm hoping these are also awesome...
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#4
Frankly, you guys aren't the only ones looking for one of these: the price drew me in over the Fender Esquire and the Epiphone Casino (though I do hope to get both of those eventually....), and it looks suitably 60s for my liking.....


I'd check YouTube for videos and such, if you're interested in the sound of it.
#5
Me four. Anyone know any UK dealers??

I have read that the major flaw in these guitars is that they are virtually unplayable above the 14th fret due to the strange neck joint. Wether this 14th position or 14th fret full stop is unclear...?
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#6
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Anyone know any UK dealers??


I would also be interested in this..... another bump then i guess
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#7
Danelectros are so difficult to get in this country... I know you can get longhorns (blech!) and the 12-string on thomann.de which ships to the uk. Other than that i have no idea where to get one.

I have the 12-string, and i have to say, if the other guitars are of the same standard, which is a standard you'd expect from a much more expensive guitar, you can't go wrong.
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#8
You can get the '59 Dano in the UK in black (but it's rarely in stock). However, if you want it in the blue/green/burgundy finish, you'll have to get it shipped from an American shop like nealsmusic.com .
I was gonna get a '59 Dano from the aforementioned site, but I realised I can just get a much better guitar, but from a Uk dealer, rather than spend loads on the shipping etc.
#9
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You can get the '59 Dano in the UK in black (but it's rarely in stock). However, if you want it in the blue/green/burgundy finish, you'll have to get it shipped from an American shop like nealsmusic.com .
I was gonna get a '59 Dano from the aforementioned site, but I realised I can just get a much better guitar, but from a Uk dealer, rather than spend loads on the shipping etc.

the shipping from thomann on any order more than £134 is free, but they only have the 12-string version of the '59, and the longhorn range as far as i know.
I like analogue Solid State amps that make no effort to be "tube-like", and I'm proud of it...

...A little too proud, to be honest.
#10
Musicians friend has em...
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the shipping from thomann on any order more than £134 is free, but they only have the 12-string version of the '59, and the longhorn range as far as i know.


Yeah, and I wanted the 6 string version, in Royal Blue :P

The guitar only costs £123 from nealsmusic.com. But with the added price of shipping/case, you can get a much better guitar.

I still aim to get one at some point though.
#12
The store local to me has four danelectros that I've been meaning to play. The one I did, however, sounded amazing.
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#13
i just looked and they have it in black on thomann.de now - the 6 string version, for £144.
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#15
They are pretty nice. The resonance off of the masonite body is quite bright and loud without an amp. Through an amp it is very "jangly" according to musiciansfriend, it is because of the aluminum nut. The lipsticks obviously will make it sound jangly. They play nice, and the new ones actually have decent tuners and decent bridge.
#16
They sound pretty nice, but my friends seems to go out of tune very easily.
#17
So, I'm curious, does Guitar Center have these in the stores? I'm heading out tomorrow to try some stuff, the Dano's on the top of the list.