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BACK IN STOCK! Danelectro '59!

Published: Fri November 06, 2009  News Feed

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Arguably the most famous Danelectro guitar, thanks to high profile usage by the likes of Jimmy Page in Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd's Syd Barrett, the delicious double cutaway '59 Dano is back and cooler than ever, thanks to a 'pre-aged' makeover and up-specced components and hardware. The coolest sub-£200 guitar? You bet...

Jimmy Page playing a Danelectro DC 59

Jimmy Page and his Danelectro DC 59 Buy Now Buy Now

Glossless finish paintwork, matt finish hardware and tinted shellac lacquer applied over the cream-coloured parts really underlines the vintage retro appeal of these excellent guitars.

The semi-hollow Masonite body with adhesive tape edging (though there's no body 'seam' to hide under the tape nowadays), the giant 'seal' scratchplate, the cool revised styling of the famous 'coke bottle' headstock shape - arguably one of the best headstock shapes ever - plus the twin wide-spaced body horns, chunky radio style vertical-ridge control knobs, the aluminium nut... all the trademark Dano features!

Syd Barrett from the early Pink Floyd usually played this guitar, and also Jimmy Page from Led Zeppelin used this model of guitar on live performances of "Kashmir", "In My Time of Dying", "Black Mountain Side", and "White Summer". When Eric Clapton was with Blind Faith he used this model with a psychedelic paint job. Tom Waits frequently uses one, seen recently in the video for the "Orphans" single video "Lie to me".

The '59 Pro also features twin alnico-powered Lipstick® case pickups with warmer spec windings for a sweeter tone and slightly hotter output. Plus there's a fully adjustable and intonatable chrome plated raised-tail bridge, and six adjustable, enclosed gear machines.

Three great retro finishes - including Black, the one we all want:


This is a great option for those who want a great single-coil guitar that looks cool and is more distinctive alternative to the usual Stratocaster-style...

And just how little money does it cost, for that ice cool Dano vibe...? CHECK THE DANELECTRO '59 PRO now!


  • Body: Masonite, wood frame
  • Neck: Maple, bolt on
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Scale: 25” / 635mm
  • Frets: 21
  • Tuners: Enclosed, adjustable
  • Bridge: Chrome die-cast, six saddles, adjustable
  • Pickups: 2 x Lipsticks®, alnico magnets, 3-way selector



Jimmy Page performing "White Summer" with his black Danelectro DC 59

Pink Floyd w/ Syd Barrett, performing "Interestellar Overdrive". Syd uses a DC 59

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