This is a Danelectro ’56 Single Cutaway Guitar/U2 reissue, six string electric guitar made by Danelectro in China in 2011. It’s just beautiful looking with a white finish along with all gold-plated hardware and original hard shell case (ohsc). The pickguard is clear plastic with a gold line and “D” and does have playing wear. It is a single cutaway, masonite top and bottom with a plywood frame. This Danelectro ’56/U2 reissue is very clean but does have nominal playing wear. The white finish is a nice looking and it does have white tolex binding. The one flaw is the red lining of the case has bled onto the back and portions of the tolex on the side. The pickups and electronics are clean sounding with stacked tone & volume controls for each pickup. There’s a three-way toggle switch to choose between neck, bridge or both pickups. This model was a very limited run and has unique pickups and tone. They’re very strong sounding single coils but in the middle position act like humbuckers with a more unique, clean tone. The neck position is clean and smooth sounding. And, the neck position is raw and raspy. All the metal parts on the guitar are gold colored/plated.Description from VintageSilvertones.com
This guitar is 100% original and it is in great condition aside from the red staining from the case. The finish is very clean and beautiful. There are only minor blemishes/playing wear. The front of the body has a very slight darkening near the edges. 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, Kluson-style tuners are gold colored with gold 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 white finish on the back matching the body’s finish, circular white plastic inlays on the fretboard, a gold-plated aluminum nut, 21 frets and a 25″ scale. The bell headstock has a unique, retro Danelectro logo with a gold clef design element and the white 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 gold-plated lipstick-tube Alnico-50s style pickups. The neck pickup has a clean, smooth tone while the bridge pickup is bright and raspy sounding. In the middle toggle position, the pickups act like humbuckers. So their tone is very clean and loud. As in most Danelectros, the tone controls kick in around the 80% down point. The tone on this guitar is very strong and loud. This guitar is suitable for Americana, Rock, Country, Rockabilly, Surf Rock, and much more. This Danelectro ’56 has one stacked volume and tone control for each pickup, 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: 13.25″Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Body thickness: 1.6″ with neck 2″Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Scale: 25″Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Width of the nut: 1.65″ (depth 0.7″ approx.)
String height at 12th fret: 0.065″Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Weight: 6.9 lbs0.065″Description from VintageSilvertones.com