Turns out Danelectro, like every other musical instrument company, got caught up in the corporate feeding frenzy of the 1960s.
No, on second thought, this had the air of a mystery wrapped in an enigma with a generous dash of authenticity. And so it came my way and all I had to do was put the links back together again.
On this site you'll find a wide range of Dano' related fare, including rare prototype instruments, company history, catalog features, articles, interviews, specifications and lots more. i play zeppelin and classic a huge fan of page and if looked into some of his guitars such as the doubleneck sg (not gibson, but epiphone which is a little cheaper) and the danelectro 59 dc. I will include the tweed bag (thats not vintage) Just let me know, I'm asking $750 plus shipping. : i have a danelectroo mod 6 in great cond its 2 ingle coil lipstick pickups and the lipstick humbucker $350.00 e mail me for pics (looks like a dream! [email protected] man, I love the look of the mod 6's, is yours still for sale and if it is, could you send me the pics? : Hey man, I love the look of the mod 6's, is yours still for sale and if it is, could you send me the pics? I tried looking for #'s as per a Danelectro site & found none. I've had it for about a year, and loved it--it's the most playable guitar I've ever had (especially compared to my moderne with the floating floyd rose. i haven't even seen a picture of one with a similar logo, the logo on this one is in raised silver script, sort of like what one would see on a car.
if anyone has any good ideas how i should spend my money give me a shout I have a vintage 59-dc, Pretty sure its a first edition. My ex used it in his band for 2 years, so it does have pick marks but other than that its mint!! I want to add a magnetic pickup in the bridge position of my new issue danelectro convertible. I'm considering a split-coil humbucker, but the tone needs to be retro-esque. i have a danelectroo mod 6 in great cond its 2 ingle coil lipstick pickups and the lipstick humbucker $350.00 e mail me for pics (looks like a dream! : i have a danelectroo mod 6 in great cond its 2 ingle coil lipstick pickups and the lipstick humbucker $350.00 e mail me for pics (looks like a dream! : : i have a danelectroo mod 6 in great cond its 2 ingle coil lipstick pickups and the lipstick humbucker $350.00 e mail me for pics (looks like a dream! Is ther another way to date my guitar or other places to look for #'s or info? How do I find the value of a single pickup convertible in VG condition? (also dual chrome lipstick tube pickups)from what i can gather, this one i have is quite old...rather beat up, but amazingly unwarped. i'm going to take it to the music shop to see if they can find out exactly what it is, and have it refurbished.
This is the official site of the COOLEST and most innovative instrument company of all time, Danelectro. i was thrilled, since i had plans to buy one anyway.
I have been a collector of Danelectro products since 1981 and co-authored the ONLY book ever written on the legend of Danelectro , and also author of numerous related articles & features. i got about 600 dollars (perhaps more) to waste away. i looked and tried to find out what the exact model was, but nothing matched it exactly.
I have no idea what the three-way toggle is supposed to do. Nevertheless, like those anthropological missing links, this Dan Armstrong Modified Danelectro fills in some curious connections between some of our most famous brand names and innovative guitar personalities.
Maybe some day we’ll know the whole truth about this oddball.
One interesting clue is that Ampeg used Danelectro bridges on its see-through guitars.
This has always struck me as odd, that such an advance guitar concept wouldn’t have a sophisticated bridge.
Somehow, this all ties up with the fact that Unimusic, Ampeg’s parent company, ran into financial troubles about this time. Had Ampeg purchased those Danelectro parts to use the bridges and save money?
Did Armstrong get the parts to make these guitars as part of the pay Ampeg couldn’t give him? All this came tumbling down in 1971 when the Ampeg see-throughs bit the dust. Ampeg was sold to the consumer electronics giant Magnavox that year.
A number of large corporations, many with experience on the periphery of the entertainment business, started seeing dollar signs and began acquiring guitar companies. Norlin, whose interests including breweries (I guess that’s entertainment! Baldwin Pianos and Organs bought first Burns of London and then Gretsch. Danelectro was purchased by MCA, the company that owned Decca Records and Universal Pictures, among other properties.