Danelectro '59 NOS Black Lefty Guitar
The Danelectro Original Factory Spec 1959 Reissue Electric Guitar faithfully reproduces the classic electric guitar manufactured from the mid '50s through the late '60s and sold in popular mail-order catalogs. The double-cutaway guitar has a masonite and poplar body with textured tape edging.
The Danelectro guitars bolt-on poplar neck has a rosewood fretboard, and unique "bottle" shaped headstock with open-back 3 in-line tuners. Perhaps the most distinctive features of this guitar are its "lipstick" pickups-originally consisting of alnico bar magnets and copper wiring wrapped in brown tape and mounted in what were-in 1959-surplus chrome-plated, lipstick tubes.
The 1959 Danelectro guitar bridge had a metal base with notches that held the ball-end strings, and a rosewood saddle. Other features included white knobs on dual concentric tone and volume controls, a white "seal" pickguard, metal nut, and a adjustable aluminum truss rod.
Body style: Double-cutaway
Body material: Masonite/poplarv Neck: Bolt-on poplar
Truss rod: Adjustable, aluminum
Tuners: Open back, 3 in-line, white plastic keys
Pickups: Alnico lipstick
Hardware: Polished Chrome
Controls: Dual/concentric tone and volume
Bridge/tailpiece: Notched metal base with a rosewood saddle
Pickguard: White "Seal"
Other: Original-style textured side edge tape