This is an extremely rare, T2N6 Coral Teardrop guitar made by Danelectro of Neptune, NJ circa 1968 making this guitar one of the last ones of this model built. The guitar features two single coil lipstick tube style pickups, a hollow body with spruce top and english maple back. The body is fully bound; front & back. The guitar is 100% original and in very good condition. Its very fast action and has broad array of tones. And, it plays like a dream. You may never see another one; if you’re a collector don’t miss this opportunity. Description from VintageSilvertones.com
This guitar is original. The finish is very clean. The body has some crazing on the center of the back. And, the headstock has some crazy. But, overall, for a 50+ year old guitar it’s in great condition.
The 6, individual, closed-back Kluson Deluxe, are in very good working condition. All of the tuners are smooth and hold the pitch well. Description from ntageSilvertones.com
The neck is in good shape with a few small dings nearest the body. It’s a straight, bolted-on, with circular inlays on a Brazilian rosewood fretboard, a presumably brass nut, 20 frets, and a 25″ scale. The neck and headstock are two pieces of wood. The headstock is Brazilian rosewood with a raised/3D Coral logo and has some very minor dings. The neck is kept straight with dual steel reinforcement rods. The fast action really feels fantastic under your fingers.
The two lipstick tube style single coils are very clean, crisp and potent. The neck pickup has a smooth bright tone. The bridge pickup has a bright, twangy edge. But, these pickups in combination with the various controls (1-tone & volume control for each pickup with a master volume control) have so pretty diverse tones. The bridge pickup has one of the most raw, biting tone you’ll ever hear. The neck pickup is a bit more muted. There’s a 3-way toggle control for neck, bridge, or both pickups. And, all the electronics work correctly.
The Dimensions are:
Overall length: 38″ Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Body width: 13.5″
Body thickness: 2″ with neck 2 5/8″ Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Scale: 25″ approx.
Width of the nut: 1.75″ (depth .75″)
String height at 12th fret: 0.050″ Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Weight: 5 pounds Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Here’s the original description from a late 1960s 1968 Danelectro-Coral catalog:
T2N6 – The Coral Teardrop for those who prefer this unique shape. Carefully detailed with all famous Coral features. Arched spruce top, English Maple back, beautifully bound. The famous Coral neck guaranteed not to warp is supported by two dual steel beams and detailed with rosewood binding. Rich Sunburst finish.Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Length: 38 1/2″, Body 16-7/8″ long, 13 1/2″ wide, 3 1/4 deep, 25″ scale, 21 frets.Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Available 1967-1969Description from VintageSilvertones.com