This is a DC59 Limited Edition/3021 reissue, six string electric guitar made by Danelectro in China 2010 in a black finish. The “seal” pickguard is white and has an aged finish. It is a double cutaway, masonite top and bottom with a plywood frame. This DC59 Limited Edition/3021 reissue is basically new-old-stock (NOS). You even get to remove the plastic on the cavity cover! The matt black finish is a sharp looking with white tolex binding. Overall, Danelectro issued this model with an aged finish that’s apparent in the body color, pick guard, pickups, and tuners. 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 strong and bright single coils with a matt finish. 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. It comes with a good quality gig bag.Description from VintageSilvertones.com
This guitar is 100% original and it is new old stock condition. The finish is very clean and beautiful. There are very minor blemishes on the tip of the headstock and back of the body. 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 (Gotoh-style possibly made by Gotoh) tuners with matt, silver finish 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″ scale. The headstock has a Danelectro logo and the black finish matches the body’s. Overall the neck and headstock are very clean aside from one minor nick on the tip.
This guitar has two single coil lipstick tube style pickups with a 3-way toggle to switch between the neck, bridge or both pickups. They are a matt silver-colored finish, 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 3021 model. This guitar is suitable for Americana, Rock, Country, Rockabilly, Surf Rock, and much more. 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: 1.55″ with neck 1.85″Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Scale: 25″Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Width of the nut: 1.55″ (depth 0.65″ approx.)
String height at 12th fret: 0.065″Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Weight: 6.9 lbs0.065″Description from VintageSilvertones.com