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[American Musical Instrument History] Electric Guitar, Electric Bass: Danelectro

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Danelectro is a guitar, bass, effector and guitar amplifier manufacturer founded in 1947. It’s an American company, and it’s also used by big guitarists such as Eric Clapton, Elvis Costello, and Pete Townshend. The masonite structure, which has become synonymous with Danelectro, is very famous. Nowadays, it is recognized by players all over the world as a guitar, bass and effector maker that has gained strength worldwide.

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Location

This instrument was born in Red Bank, New Jersey, USA.

Development company

Danelectro

founder

Nathan I. Daniel September 23, 1912-December 24, 1994

Nathan Daniel loved radio as a kid, and his first creation was a crystal radio. He went to the radio district of New York. He also started making amplifiers, and his proprietary circuit amplifiers signed a contract with Tho’s Bargain Basement in the radio town. Nathan Daniel founded the company in Red Bank, New Jersey and changed its name to Danelectro in 1947.

history

Founded in 1947 by Nathan Daniel, he began manufacturing amplifiers for mail-order giants Sears Roebuck and Montgomery throughout the 1940s. In 1954, started manufacturing Danelectro brand solid body electric guitars and amplifiers. In 1956, he announced a 6-string electric bass. Danelectro sold to MCA in 1966. In 1990, Evertz began selling copies of old Silverstone and Danelectro guitars, as well as newly designed compact effectors and small amps.

Features of Danelectro

It is a product with a unique design and function. We are selling products such as body structure using artificial materials, 6-string bass, 6-string / 12-string double-neck guitar one after another, and it is known as a fairly maniac instrument. Due to the hollow body using masonite, the guitar body is light and has a unique sound with a feeling of air. It is also a big feature that it adopts a “stack pot”. The control pot of each pickup is divided into upper and lower tiers, and the volume is controlled in the lower tier and the tone is controlled in the upper tier. The bridge has a rosewood saddle on a metal bridge plate.

Danelectro model

THE 84

A guitar with three lipstick pickups mounted on a Strat type body. It has a retro look on the 21st fret.

THE 64

The string length is 636mm, the frets are 22, and the main feature is the rear pickup, which makes a humbucker by arranging two lipstick pickups side by side.

THE 66

It is a model that arranged the body into a semi-hollow structure made by Alder. It is a model that arranged THE 64.

59

The “59” series has the same body and head shape. It can be called the face of the Danelectro model.

12弦ギター

A 12-string guitar that is now commonplace. It was developed by Danelectro. It is a model full of sound variations.

Longhorn Guitar

A guitar with a long horn. The appearance is very special and conspicuous.

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