Danelectro DK59X Electric Guitar

Danelectro DK59X Electric Guitar

Danelectro DK59X Electric Guitar

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Danelectro is a unique brand! Part of this is that their availability to us in the Australian market can be quite limited. As such we list these instruments well in advance of their expected arrival date to give you the best chance to pre-order and secure the model you're looking for. This stock is currently expected to arrive in September/October.

The Danelectro 59XT features a High output single coil in neck and a Lipstick® Humbucker pair in bridge. It has the ability to Coil tap the Humbucker pair with a pull on the tone knob, which add tonal variation. The body is a composite/plywood construction, resulting in outstanding resonance and a Wilkinson tremolo provides perfect bar tension (adjustable) and excellent tune retention. Finally, it's finished with die cast chrome knobs.

Danelectro was founded by Nathan “Nat” Daniel in 1947. Throughout the late 1940s, the company produced amplifiers for Sears, Roebuck and Company and Montgomery Ward. In 1954, Danelectro started producing the Danelectro lines of solidbody electric guitars and amplifiers. The company was also contracted to make guitars and amplifiers that were branded not with the Danelectro name, but with the names of various store brands, such as Silvertone (Sears) and Airline (Montgomery Ward). Later Danelectro manufactured hollow-bodied guitars, which were constructed out of Masonite and plywood to save costs and increase production speed, and which were distinguished by Silvertone’s maroon vinyl covering, and Danelectro’s light tweed covering. The concentric stacked tone/volume knobs were used on the two-pickup models of both series, as well as the “lipstick-tube” pickups, which placed the entire pick-up mechanism into spare lipstick tubes. All the while Danelectro’s goal was to produce no-frills guitars of reasonably good tone at low cost.

Features
  • Double cutaway Shorthorn shape
  • Semi-hollow body with centre block
  • Composite/Plywood construction
  • Scale length: 25″
  • Neck Shape: C
  • Neck Joint: Bolt-on
  • Neck Wood: Maple with double acting truss rod
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Wilkinson vibrato bridge
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • 1x dual humbucking Lipstick® bridge pickup
  • 1x vintage style large housing single coil neck pickup
  • 1x master tone (with push pull switch to split bridge pickup)
  • 3x way pickup switch