DANELECTRO Dano PRO 1 Tangerine Lipstick PU RARE RE-ISSUE GUITAR + Bag 11180


Regular price $850
Description
You're looking at a Danelectro Dano Pro in Tangerine finish. This is one of a couple re-issues Danelectro made of this amazing guitar. Believe this one came out in 2012. It captures all the retro vibe of the original with enhanced playability. These are really lightweight and great sounding guitars. Lipstick pickups provide all the twang you could want. The guitar's offset trapezoid shape has led to it being called the "bowtie" or "Flinstone" guitar. Take the specs below with a grain of salt. For instance, it has 19 frets, not the quoted 21.

These are super rare to find anymore. This one is in near new condition and ready to play and enjoy. With this model Danelectro purposely yellowed the white pickguard and tape that runs around the edge for a vintage look. Original Danelectro gigbag, warranty card, Allen wrenches, and stickers included. I recently sold a blue one of these and the buyer was going to use it mostly as a piece of art to hang on the wall. That's how unique and beautiful these guitars are. These very rarely come around so grab it while you can. I do a full cleaning and setup on all guitars. (Details on my setups and packing at bottom of listing.)Thanks for looking!
What You Get
-- Full setup and cleaning.
-- FREE USA shipping.
-- 30-day return policy.
-- Ship within 1 business day--pro packing.

See video demo of similar guitar.
Guitar Setup
All our setups are done by our in-house trained luthier. Setup includes new strings (9s or 10s depending on what the nut is cut for), overall polish, cleaning any gunk off fingerboard, oiling neck, and polishing frets when necessary. We spray out any pots that are noisy, turn the truss rod (if necessary) and set string height at low-to-medium action depending on string buzz present. Since setup is highly subjective you may need to get it set to your particular needs by your personal luthier. Basses get the same treatment minus the string change. Thanks!

Packing
I use quality boxes, thick bubble wrap, and peanuts to pack guitars. I have a very high rate of successful guitar and bass shipping (meaning few damaged instruments). I have been doing this 10 years and know how to pack well--with or without a hard case. I wrote a detailed story with photos on how I pack a guitar, which you can find on my StillKickinMusic site blog. If you Google "THERE IN ONE PIECE...How to Pack a Guitar" you will find it. Thanks.
Manufacturer Info
FEATURES
Body: Offset rectangle masonite/plywood
Top Wood: Masonite
Scale: 25"
Neck Joint: Bolt-on
Neck Wood: Maple with double acting truss rod
Fretboard: Rosewood
Neck Shape: C
Frets: 21
Nut: 1.65"
Fretboard Radius: 14"
Bridge: 6 saddle adjustable
Pickup Bridge: Lipstick, single coil
Pickup Neck: Lipstick, single coil
Controls: Master volume, master tone
Tuners: 3 on a side, sealed
Harware: Nickel
Pickup selector: 3-way toggle
Finish: Matte
Upgraded pickups, hardware and finish.
The Dano Pro Electric Guitar is a first-ever reissue based on the guitar model first released in 1959 and sold through the mid-'60s. Just because this guitar is inexpensive and a tad outr doesn't mean it's not a serious instrument. The Dano Pro guitar features professional-level playability, intonation, and electronics. The Dano Pro is an instrument that will withstand the rigors of the road and continuous stage work in addition to inviting curious glances and knowing nods of approval.

The Dano Pro guitar comes in finishes inspired by classic car colors of the day and have zero gloss, which helps convey the retro vibe. The glossless colors, angular pickguard, lipstick pickups, ridged knobs, and vertical headstock logo all help to create the immediate impression that this is an instrument from another time.

The body is a funky offset rectangle, and features the familiar plastic tape that runs around the edge of the guitar. Originally, this was to hide the seam in the two-piece body construction. Modern Dano's are not made using this clamshell method anymore, but the tape remains, as it is such a distinctive part of the look. The tape is affixed using a self-adhesive, and is aged with a shellac to give it a slightly brown-streaked or discolored look which adds to the vintage vibe. The pressed-particle pickguard is covered in the same material and cut precisely to fit.

The Alnico pickups are the lipstick variety, and have the same design as the ones that appeared in the '50s, when actual lipstick tubes (purchased from cosmetics makers) were used to house the electronics. One modern improvement is the bridge, which, on the reissue, is capable of being intonated.

Also an improvement over the original is the tuners, which are die cast and hold the tuning well. The nut is made of aluminum and contributes to the twanginess and uniqueness of tone that the Dano's were known for. In addition to sitting in a nut slot, the nut itself is screwed into the top edge of the fingerboard.

The playability is one of the most impressive aspects of this guitar” the action is low enough for velocity playing, yet was buzz-free on every fret. The neck is not speed-demon shallow, but its depth adds to the sustain, tone, and general feeling of substance.

The Dano Pro's pickups are bright and sparkly, but not shrill. The manufacturer reports that the 2007 reissue features a warmer wind on the pickups, which increases the output and provides a less high-endy tone. The jangly pickups and aluminum nut work well when playing open-position chords and single lines. Very versatile is the neck pickup”mellow and strong but not dull, perhaps due to the extra windings and its placement midway down the string length. The three-position switch and volume and tone knobs are rugged and stand up well to aggressive swiping and twisting.

Aside from being a definite conversation starter, the Dano Pro is a quality, low-priced instrument. It would be great as a second guitar, set up for a particularly twangy sound (owing to the pickup quality and the aluminum nut, which sounds particularly good when using open-string chords), or for slide. Or it would be good for a rhythm-playing front person, especially if your band plays retro or neo, jangle, pop, or surf music.