Price paid: A$ 350
Sound — 10
Well after reading the features this guitar doesn't sound so impressive, however teh sound is its key. Despite being made out of pretty cheap wood this guitar sings, The sound is jangly and frankly when compared to my other dano, an earlier moedel 6 Pro, the upgraded electronics make these guitar even nicer than before. I play rock from all over the place, this guitar eats up any music you play clean, the bridge has a county style twang to it while the neck is deep and glassy, also when both pickups are selected the volume is incresed and the sound becomes stonger and deeper. I play this through a Fender hotrod and it simply sounds beautful clean, it also handles low gain with aplomb and even takes me maxing out my fuzz pedal however it loses soem of it's quality. the guitar is fairly versatile, no less versatile than any other guitar anyway.
Overall Impression — 9
As previously mention I like rock, especialy alternative rock, this works great, I have a Firebird Studio (epi sadly) for my heavier playing and leave all the clean and lighter music to the dano. I've been playing somewhere in the vicinity of 2 years now and I use the dano with a Fender hotrod, a EH nano muff (which works really well with it), an MI Audio neo fuzz, Vox wah, biyang delay and Danelectro chorus, the guitr seems to work well with all my equipment. If it was lost or stolen I'd we insanely pissed off and definately would get another. Basically this guitar is insane, it's got cheap materials used in $200 guitars however it soudns nothing like a $200 guitar, it honestly has a sound to match guitars 3, 4 even 5 times it's price (it certainly holds it's own against my mates MIA Strat on cleans) and the shape, it's so odd, so intriguing, it's a shape you will either love or hate, I love it however there are some negatives to the guitar, it hs such limited fret access which can be a pain at times, the guiar is basically the anti shred guitar, no high gain, no high fret access, but that is not what it is made to do and if ou buy it for shred than you wasted $300, seriously I recomend this to anyway who wants a good clean guitar without breaking the bank and if you don't believe me on the sound whatch this video on youtube, this guy has a similar rig to me and he is showing off what the guitar can do https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=BYUwDGLKF14.
Reliability & Durability — 9
So far I have had no problems with this guitar, I have also had no problems wth my other Danelectro guitar and really I'm pretty rough with my guitars. The hardware on this guitra is solid, the elecronics are good, the strap buttons seem strong. I would definately gig with this guitar and I would not be afraid to do so without a backup (however I wouldn't as I have a backup), the finish seems pretty tough I don't think it's gonna rub off anytime soon.
Action, Fit & Finish — 9
The action on this guitar was near perfect when I got it, I lowered it slightly but by basically nothing. Unlike my previous dano the neck is thinner and faster, the action is much smoother and a dream to play. I am yet to find any flaws with the production of this guitar.
Features — 6
Made in 2007 this is the oddest looking guitar in the world, the hollow body is made of masonite and plywood and takes the shape of what appears to be a retarded domino. It has 19 frets with only 14-15 easily accesible, the fretboard is rosewood and the neck is C-shaped maple. It has an adjustable 6 saddle bridge, tone and volume controls and a 3-way switch controlling the beautiful lipstick pickups (x2). It has regular, fairly cheap tuners and came with a regular padded gig bag. My particular model came in Orange.