This is a 56 Pro/U2 reissue, six string electric guitar made by Danelectro in Korea 2005 in a black finish. The pickguard is clear plastic and does have playing wear. It is a single cutaway, masonite top and bottom with a plywood frame. This 56 Pro/U2 reissue is very clean but does have nominal playing wear. The black finish is a sharp looking and it does not have tolex binding. The pickups and electronics are simplified to one tone, one volume control with a three-way toggle switch to choose between neck, bridge or both pickups. This model was a limited run and has unique pickups and tone. They’re stronger but slightly more muted than the original Danelectro super bright single coils. It has more of a twang and less of a raw Punk tone. And, these single-coils are considerably more clean sounding than most. The modern bridge is fully adjustable for height and intonation similar to some later models.Description from VintageSilvertones.com
This guitar is 100% original and it is in great condition. The finish is very clean and beautiful. There are only minor blemishes/playing wear. It is a great looking and playing guitar that sounds rich and full. Description from VintageSilvertones.com
TUNERS: Description from VintageSilvertones.com
The closed-back single, Danelectro tuners with chrome buttons, are in very good working condition. All of the tuners are smooth and hold the pitch well.
NECK: Description from VintageSilvertones.com
The neck is a maple wood with rosewood fretboard. The bolt-on neck is straight, with a black finish on the back matching the body’s finish, circular mother-of-pearl/plastic inlays on the fretboard, an aluminum nut, 21 frets and a 25″ (24.75″) scale. The headstock has a Danelectro logo and the black finish matches the body’s. Overall the neck and headstock are very clean.
This guitar has two single coil lipstick tube style pickups. They’re chrome-plated lipstick-tube Alnico-50s style pickups. The neck pickup has a clean, smooth tone while the bridge pickup has a bright more raspy tone. Each pickup becomes warmer with the tone knob turned down. The tone on this guitar is louder/stronger but not as bright as an original Danelectro U2 model. This guitar is suitable for Americana, Rock, Country, Rockabilly, Surf Rock, and much more. This 56 Pro has one volume and one tone control along with a three way toggle to switch between the neck, bridge or both pickups. The electronics are clean sounding and in proper working order. Description from VintageSilvertones.com
The Dimensions are:
Overall length: 39.5″Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Body width: 13.5″Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Body thickness: 1.75″ with neck 2″Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Scale: 24.75″Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Width of the nut: 1.41″ (depth 0.7″ approx.)
String height at 12th fret: 0.065″Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Weight: 6.1 lbs0.065″Description from VintageSilvertones.com