Friday, 11 November 2011

11 on 11/11/11: #6 - Vintage Danelectro doubleneck guitar and bass

OK, it's the 11th November 2011, that is 11/11/11, and as such today has been designated Nigel Tufnel Day. To celebrate this day of Maximum Elevenness, we here at Guitarz - for this day only - will be posting an unprecedented ELEVEN blog posts! So, keep tuned throughout the day for eleven weird and wonderful guitars!
Danelectro guitars should be familiar enough to all Guitarz readers. The most famous models are known not only for their very cheap construction methods (the bodies consisted of a simple pine frame with the front and back being made from Masonite) but also, conversely, for the great sounds they made.

This Danelectro guitar and bass doubleneck circa 1961 is a particularly nice example despite the obvious black refinish. In fact I'd go as far to say that the black refinish adds to the road-worn character and vintage vibe of the guitar. Notice how the bass neck is identical in length to the guitar neck, but how the bass bridge is set as far back as the body will allow so as to adhere to the usual short-scale bass length of 30".

This item is located in West Des Moines, Iowa, and currently listed on ebay with a Buy It Now price of $1,599.88.

G L Wilson

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