This is a 1969 Dan Armstrong Modified Danelectro electric guitar made by Dan Armstrong in New York City with parts from Danelectro of Neptune New Jersey. It has a black finish with original white tolex binding (which shows it’s 50+ years of wear.) It has one single coil lipstick tube pickup, a clear plastic pickguard with Dan Armstrong Modified Danelectro logo, two aluminum strap pins (upper and lower bouts), 5-way adjustable bridge. The guitar is 100% original and in very good condition. The action is fast and has an excellent range of tones with the selector switch options. Players and collectors will dig this guitar. This rare guitar plays and sounds excellent. It comes recent hard shell case. Description from VintageSilvertones.com
This guitar is 100% original and it is in very good condition. It has some playing wear around the body and headstock but overall very clean for a 53 year old guitar. The pickguard has scratches from playing wear. There’s some pitting on the bridge and minor pitting on the chrome top of the knobs. Check the photos for the details.
It has two 3×3 Danelectro-made Skate-Key tuners with metal buttons which are in good working condition. Description from ntageSilvertones.com
It has a straight, bolted-on, neck with circular inlays on a Brazilian rosewood fretboard, an aluminum nut, 21 frets, 24.75″ scale with fast action. The neck is clean with a few small nicks at the top of the headstock and it’s painted black on the back (no burst). It also has the standard, later period Danelectro truss rod adjustment on the back of the body at the base of the neck next to the three bolts holding the neck on.
There is one single coil pickup which is very bright and strong sounding. The pickup tones at the three toggle positions are: up is clean with tone controls, middle is raw/raspy with no tone adjustments, and bottom is tone down/muted.
The Dimensions are:
Overall length: 38.5″ Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Body width: 13.25″
Body thickness: 1.625″ with neck 2″ Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Width of the nut: 1.75″ (depth 3/4″)
String height at 12th fret: 0.05″ Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Weight: 6.4 pounds Description from VintageSilvertones.comription from VintageSilvertones.comption from VintageSilvertones.com