Danelectro

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Danelectro
Private
IndustryMusical instruments
GenreProducer
FoundedRed Bank, New Jersey, United States (1947; 71 years ago (1947))
FounderNathan Daniel
Defunct1969-1994
HeadquartersCamarillo California, United States
ProductsGuitars, Bass guitars, Guitar amplifiers, Effects units
OwnerEvets Corporation
Websitedanelectro.com

Danelectro is a US designer and importer of musical instruments and accessories, specializing in guitars, bass guitars, amplifiers, and effects units. The current owners bought the name in the late 1990s from the original Danelectro company, an American manufacturer of electric guitars and amplifiers that went out of business in 1969.

History[edit]

left: Danelectro 4623 Longhorn six-string bass guitar, known as baritone guitar (1958)[vg 1]
right: Coral Electric Sitar 3S19 [vd 1][vg 2] (a clone by Star's)[1]

The original Danelectro company 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 also made guitars and amplifiers under contract that were branded with the names of various store brands, such as Silvertone (Sears) and Airline (Montgomery Ward).

Later, Danelectro manufactured hollow-bodied guitars, which they constructed out of Masonite and poplar to save costs and increase production speed. These were distinguished by Silvertone's maroon vinyl covering, and Danelectro's light tweed covering. They used concentric stacked tone/volume knobs on the two-pickup models of both series—and "lipstick-tube" pickups, which contained the pickup components inside lipstick tubes.

Danelectro's goal was to produce no-frills guitars of reasonably good tone at low cost. In 1956, Danelectro introduced the six-string baritone guitar. The baritone guitar never became popular, but found an enduring niche in Nashville for "tic-tac" bass lines.

In 1966, Danelectro was sold to MCA. A year later, in 1967, they introduced the Coral line, known for its hollow-bodies and electric sitars.[vd 1][vg 2]

Closing: 1969-1994[edit]

In 1969, Danelectro closed down, due to MCA's attempt to market Danelectros to small guitar shops rather than large department stores.

Reopening[edit]

In the late 1990s, an importer called the Evets Corporation purchased the name and began selling imported copies of old Silvertone and Danelectro guitars, and newly designed effects pedals and small amplifiers made in China.[vg 3] After initially selling well, guitar sales slowed and Danelectro stopped selling guitars after 2001 (2004 on official site[2])[which?] to concentrate on effects pedals. In 2006 (2005 on official site[3]),[which?] new owners of Evets decided on a new marketing model for guitars, selling a limited number each year.[vg 4]

Amplifiers[edit]

1962 Silvertone Amp-In-Case including guitar (this guitar was reissued as Dano '63 in 2008)
Twin Twelve (c. 1953)

1947–1969 amplifiers[edit]

Coral amplifiers (1967–1969)[edit]

  • Coral Jupiter 50 (1967–?. solid state amp)[D 22][D 23]
  • Coral Neptune 25 (1967–?. solid state amp)[D 22][D 23]
  • Coral Californian (1968/1969. CSL6 Supreme (1969): 250 Wpp, 100 W RMS)[D 24][D 25]
  • Coral Thor 100 (1968–?. solid state amp)[D 24]
  • Coral Stentor 100 (1968–?. bass amp)[D 26]
  • Coral PA 111 (PA3-86T Supreme) (1968–1969. vocal amp, 2 set of 8× 6" + 1 horn tweeter)[D 26][D 27]
  • Coral Kilowatt! (1969. KPL-SL16: 2 set of 8× 12", 1000 Wpp, over 300 W RMS. KPL-SL8: 8× 12", 500 Wpp, over 150 W RMS)[D 28]
  • Coral Texan (1969. solid-state and tube hybrid amp, 60 W RMS)[D 29]
  • Coral Super-Base Amplifier S156 Supreme (1969. 2 set of 3×15", total 260 Wpp, 100 W RMS)[D 30]
  • Coral Super-Base S126 Supreme (1969. 6× 12", 270 Wpp, 100 W RMS)[D 31]
  • Coral Super-Base S153 Supreme (1969. 3× 15", 140 Wpp, 50 W RMS)[D 31]

1998–Present amplifiers[edit]

Honeytone (c. 1999c. 2015)
Nifty Seventy (c. 1999c. 2003. bass combo amp)

Vintage effects units[edit]

Microphones & Others[edit]

Microphones
Others
  • Coral Strobe Lights (1968–?)[D 49]

Guitars[edit]

1954–1969[edit]

U1 (1959), U2 (1956), Silvertone #1419L (1960), and UB2 (baritone [reissue])
Shorthorn 3021 (1959), 3022 (1962), Convertible [reissue], and Shorthorn Bass [reissue].
(Note: 3021 was also played by Jimmy Page)
Dane A[F 5] or Hawk[F 6] 12-string guitar (played by Arto Lindsay)
Guitarlin (31-frets guitar. a copy by Hondo), Long Horn #4623 (6 string bass/baritone), and Long Horn Four-String Bass [reissue]
Long Horn Acoustic (21–frets, Danelectro version of "Coral Long Horn L2N6")

Coral original models (1967–1969)[edit]

  • Coral Combo (1968–1969. round soundhole, hollow body single cutaway guitar with ASP (adjustable sound post). Single Pickup: V1N6, Dual Pickups: V2N6)[F 8] — titled "New Vincent Bell “Combo” Featuring ASP" on the catalog page[D 88][D 83]
  • Coral Electric Sitar 3S19 (1967–1969. regular 6-string + drone 13-string, Sitarmatic bridge, triple pickups)[F 8][D 79][vd 1][vg 2] featured Vincent Bell on the catalog page[D 82][D 85]
  • Coral Fiddle Bass FB2B4 (1968–1969. 4-string bass guitar, Höfner violin bass-style semi-hollow, two f-holes, bolt-on neck)[F 3][D 80][D 83][vg 1]
  • Coral Firefly (1967–1969. ES-335-style semi-hollow body guitar with two f-holes. F2N6: dual pickups, F2V6: dual pickups with vibrato bridge (1967) / Bigsby vibrato tailpiece (1968–1969))[F 8][D 87][D 77][D 89]
  • Coral Teardrop Guitar[D 80]

1998–2003[edit]

'56-U2(modified as 56 Pro)
'56-U2 Lefty
Baritone [reissue]
59-DC (1998–1999), DC-3 (1998–2003), DC-12 / 12-String (1999–2003)[F 12]or Double Cutaway 1959 Reissue 12-String (2010)[F 13] and Doubleneck baritone / 4-string bass [reissue]
'58 Longhorn Bass [reissue] and Guitar/Mandolin (Guitarlin)
  • Longhorn style
    • 58-Longhorn[citation needed]
    • '58 Longhorn Bass [reissue] (1998–1999)[F 11]
      • Longhorn Pro (2000–2003. '58 Longhorn Bass [reissue] with adjustable bridge and upgraded tuners)[F 11]
    • Guitarlin[citation needed] [reissue] or Guitar/Mandolin (1999–2003)[F 10]
Danoblaster Innuendo (2001–2003)
Hodad (1999–2003)
Mod 7 (2000–2003) pickups & bridge
  • Danoblaster series (with built in effects)[vg 7]
    • Hearsay (2001–2003. with Fulcrum style tremolo. FX: distortion, distortion sweep)[F 11]
    • Danoblaster Innuendo series (2001–2003. FX: distortion, tremolo, chorus, echo)[F 10]
      • Innuendo (2001–2003. 6 string guitar with Fulcrum style tremolo)[F 10]
      • Innuendo 12-String (2001–2003)[F 10]
      • Innuendo Baritone (2001–2003)[F 10]
    • Rumor Bass (2001–2003. FX: chorus)[F 11]
  • Hodad
    • Hodad (1999–2003. 6 string guitar with/without Danelectro Tremolo (Bigsby type))[F 10]
    • Hodad 12-string or Hodad 12 string (2000–2003)[F 10]
    • Hodad Baritone (2000–2003)[F 10]
    • Hodad Bass (2000–2003)[F 11]
  • MOD (2000–2003)[F 10]

2005–present[edit]

Longhorn Bass [reissue]
Dano Pro (2007 reissue), Dano '63 or '63 Dano (reissue of Amp-in-case guitar), and Dead On '67 Hornet

Effects pedals[edit]

Three Danelectro effects pedals. Left to right: Fab Tone distortion, Cool Cat chorus and Daddy O. overdrive.

Today, Danelectro primarily designs and imports effect pedals. They market eight pedals lines: original effects, FAB effects, mini effects, vintage effects, Wasabi effects, Paisley effects, Cool Cat effects and other miscellaneous effects. All run on 9 volt batteries or power adapters. The original effects featured metal enclosures and [field effect transistor|FET] switching. Cool Cat models are the most recent pedals, designed with metal enclosures and true-bypass switching. Danelectro has begun rolling out Cool Cat V2 pedals, featuring extra 'under the hood' features. Mini effects pedals are smaller,[vg 12] compact pedals with effects resembling those of the original effects and the FAB effects. Vintage effects include the large, rectangular Spring King and Reel Echo effect pedals.[D 35] The discontinued Paisley series featured paisley-patterned drive effects in original style enclosures. The Wasabi series features large, futuristic-looking metal enclosures. FAB effects are the cheapest of the bunch, and feature plastic enclosures somewhat larger than the Mini effects series.

In 2006, Danelectro began selling a carrying case that holds up to five mini effects. When the player is ready to play, the top may be removed and the bottom acts as a pedals board. It has since been discontinued.[17] Not long after, another carrying case was developed to fit five FAB or Cool Cat pedals, as well as serve in the pedal board function as well.[D 121]

Despite the advantages of the mini effects, FAB effects are more common. The Mini effects are less expensive, but the plastic construction makes them fragile.

Original effects[edit]

Dan-Echo simulated tape echo Cool Cat chorus FAB Tone distortion Daddy O. overdrive Dan-O-Matic tuner
  • Dan-Echo Simulated Tape Echo
  • Cool Cat Chorus
  • FAB Tone Distortion
  • Daddy O. Overdrive (notably used by Mike Campbell)
  • Dan-O-Matic Tuner[D 35]

FAB effects[edit]

FAB Echo

The FAB series of guitar effect pedals is a budget range of pedals made by the Danelectro company that are manufactured in China. The series was launched in 2005 with the release of the FAB Distortion, FAB Overdrive and the FAB Metal pedals.

Currently, eight pedals share the same distinctive injection moulded plastic casing and blue LED light. Each has a mains power DC9 socket, or can be powered by a 9 volt battery.

  • FAB Chorus
  • FAB Delay
  • FAB Distortion
  • FAB Echo
  • FAB Flanger
  • FAB Fuzz
  • FAB Metal
  • FAB Overdrive

Mini effects[edit]

Chicken Salad Vibrato
Tuna Melt Tremolo
Pastrami Overdrive
French Toast Octave Distortion
PB&J Delay
  • Pastrami Overdrive
  • T-Bone Distortion
  • BLT Slap Echo
  • Corned Beef Reverb (discontinued)
  • Tuna Melt Tremolo
  • Hash Browns Flanger
  • Pepperoni Phaser
  • Milkshake Chorus
  • Surf and Turf Compressor
  • Grilled Cheese Distortion
  • Chili Dog Octave
  • Fish and Chips 7-Band EQ
  • Chicken Salad Vibrato
  • French Toast Octave Distortion
  • PB&J Delay[vg 12]
  • Bacon & Eggs MiniAmp Distortion
  • Rocky Road Rotary Speaker[vg 12]
  • Black Coffee Metal Distortion
  • French Fries Auto-Wah[vg 12]
  • Black Licorice Beyond Metal[vg 12]

Vintage effects[edit]

Paisley effects (discontinued)[edit]

  • Blue Paisley PureDrive
  • Black Paisley Liquid Metal

Wasabi effects[edit]

  • Wasabi Overdrive
  • Wasabi Distortion
  • Wasabi Rock-A-Bye
  • Wasabi Forward-Reverse Delay
  • Wasabi Chorus-Trem

Miscellaneous effects[edit]

Dan-O-Wah pedal, Sitar Swami, and Back Talk Reverse Delay.
  • Shift Daddy
  • Trip-L Wah[D 35]
  • Dan-O-Wah
  • Free Speech Talk Box[vg 13][D 35]
  • Psycho Flanger
  • Sitar Swami
  • Back Talk Reverse Delay

Cool Cat effects[edit]

Cool Cat Tremolo, Vibe (phaser), and Transparent Overdrive

Billionaire By Danelectro[edit]

  • Pride Of Texas (2017–)[D 123]
  • Big Sprender Spinning Speaker (2017–)[D 124]
  • Billion Dollar Boost (2017–)[D 125]
  • Filthy Rich Tremolo (2017–)[D 126]
  • Battery Billionaire (2017–. power supply using 9V battries)[D 127]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Star's [Electric Sitar]". Quest International Ltd.
  2. ^ Although several sources seem to say that it was stopped after 2001, the guitar pages on the official site (Danelectro.com) seem to had disappeared between 2003-12-13 and 2004-01-26 as for the menu item on the top page, or between [1] and 2004-06-03 as for the guitar page itself, according to the archives on archive.com.
  3. ^ Although several sources seem to say that the decision was in 2006, the guitar pages on the official site (Danelectro.com) seem to have resurrected between 2005-02-09 and 2005-02-19, according to the archives on archive.com.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Danelectro Guitar Amps". Shreve Audio. Archived from the original on 2002-06-06.
  5. ^ a b c d e "DanElectro, Silvertone, Coral - Models Available". Vintage Guitar Info. (GuitarHQ.com).
    "“1954” Model. 1954-1955: First Dano models have tweed covering, bell shaped peghead, 1 or 2 pickups under the baked melomine pickguard, solid Poplar wood single cutaway body that is 11.25" wide ("peanut" body), 2 volume and tone knobs (regardless of the number of pickups).", "Model “C”. 1955-1956: has small single cutaway solid Poplar peanut body (11.25" wide) and 1 or 2 exposed pickups in lipstick tubes. Most are painted ginger color.", "“U1” (1 pickup), “U2” (2 pickup) Models. 1956-1958: 1 or 2 pickups, single cutaway. ...Starting in 1956, all Dano bodies were made of the famed 3/8" thick Masonite with a poplar frame comprising the sides, neck and bridge blocks, 13.25" wide. ...", "“U3” Model, 3 pickups. 1957-1958: 3 pickup version of the 1956 "U" models, ..."
  6. ^ a b "1956 Silvertone 1357 Danelectro Model C" (photo album). Other Electrics, NationwideGuitars.com. (See also Reverb.com)
  7. ^ Bacon, Tony; Moorhouse, Barry (1995). The Bass Book. Backbeat Books. p. 15, 150. ISBN 978-1-4768-5097-9.
  8. ^ Stan & Dan (1963). Introducing (LP Album, Vinyl, Mono). Warner Bros. Records. W1498. (See album jacket)
  9. ^ Grace, Steven. "Danelectro Guitars". GuitarBoutique611.com.
    "Rare Dano Longhorn Acoustic [front], [rear]. RARE Danelectro Coral Longhorn Acoustic- Here's a super cool short scale Dano Longhorn. Looking at this guitar brings a picture of the Brian Jones. Not that we found a pic of him with one, just this baby suggests that scene. ..."
  10. ^ a b "1969 CORAL Long Horn Guitar L2N6". Vintage Guitar Photo Gallery vol.48, www.j-guitar.com/gakkisommelier/ (in Japanese). Tokyo, Japan: Player Corporation. 2017-12-04.
    [In English: "[In addition to L2N6, Coral Long Horn] Series consisted of total 4 models including: L2N12 12-string guitar model, L2B4 & L2LB4 bass guitar models."]
  11. ^ "Danelectro (used) Electric Sitar -" (photograph). New York City: Mandolin Brothers, Ltd.
  12. ^ "MusicRadar item on the Bellzouki". Musicradar.com. 3 June 2010. Retrieved 9 September 2012.
  13. ^ Brown, Michael (Total Guitar) (2014-02-17). "Danelectro '56 Baritone review". MusicRader.com.
  14. ^ "Danelectro dano63 Baritone". Chorder.com.
  15. ^ Bradley, Simon (Total Guitar) (2015-07-26). "Danelectro DBS68 Baby Sitar review". MusicRader.com.
  16. ^ Coulson, Gavin (2009-08-21). Danelectro Dead On 67 Baritone. YouTube (video).
  17. ^ "Danelectro Mini Case | Musician's Friend". Musiciansfriend.com. 2014-07-10. Retrieved 2014-07-15.
[F] Fjested's "Electric Guitar Values"
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Fjestad. Danelectro: First Model, C, U, & Double Neck series
  2. ^ a b c d Fjestad. Danelectro: Shorthorn series
  3. ^ a b c d e f Fjestad. Coral Electric Bass
  4. ^ a b c Fjestad. Danelectro: Hand Vibrato, Convertible, Bellzouki series
  5. ^ a b Fjestad. Danelectro: Dane A, B, C, & D series
    "DANE “A”SERIES guitar, bass, and twelve-string versions. ... standard textured finish is Brown, textured custom colors were Red, Black, and Blue, mfg. 1967–69. / “B” SERIES guitar and twelve-string versions, ... / “C” SERIES guitar, bass (four- and six-string), twelve-string, ... / “D” SERIES guitar, bass (four- and six-string), twelve-string, ..."
  6. ^ a b Fjestad. Danelectro: Pro, Sitar, Hawaiian, Hawk, & Slimline series
    "HAWK guitar, bass, and twelve-string versions, offset solid wood body w textured finish, ... available in Brilliant Red, Baby Blue, or Panther Black textured finish, mfg. 1967-68."
  7. ^ Fjestad. Danelectro: Pro, Sitar, Hawaiian, Hawk, & Slimline series
    "SLIMLINE - six- and twelve-string guitar, offset masonite semi-solid body with vinyl edging, ... available in White with Black trim, Midnite Green with White trim, Black and Yellow Sunburst with White trim, mfg. 1967-69."
  8. ^ a b c d e f g Fjestad. Coral Electric
  9. ^ a b c d Fjestad. Danelectro: Pro, Sitar, Hawaiian, Hawk, & Slimline series
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y Fjestad. Danelectro: 1990s-2003 mfg.
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Fjestad. Danelectro Electric Bass: 1990s Present mfg.
  12. ^ a b Fjestad. Danelectro: 1990s-2003 mfg. "12-STRING - 12-string variation of the 59-DC, ...mfg. 1999-2003. "
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Fjestad. Danelectro: 2005-Present mfg.
[D] Danelectro catalogs & Danelectro.com
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  2. ^ a b c d Danelectro Catalog 1961, p. 6
  3. ^ a b c Danelectro Catalog 1958, p. 5
  4. ^ a b c d Danelectro Catalog 1961, p. 5
  5. ^ a b c d e f g Danelectro Catalog 1962, pp. 5–6
  6. ^ a b c d e f g Danelectro Catalog 1963, pp. 5–6
  7. ^ a b c d Danelectro Catalog 1964, p. 5
  8. ^ a b c d Danelecvro Catalog 1965, p. 2
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i Danelectro Catalog 1967, p.5-6
  10. ^ a b c d e f g Danelectro Coral Catalog 1967, pp. 9–10
  11. ^ a b c d e Danelectro Catalog 1968, pp. 1–2
  12. ^ a b c Danelectro Catalog 1960, p. 6
  13. ^ Danelectro Amplifier Catalog 1953, p. 1
  14. ^ a b Danelectro Catalog 1958, p. 6
  15. ^ a b c Danelectro Catalog 1960, p. 7
  16. ^ a b c Danelectro Catalog 1961, p. 7
  17. ^ a b c d Danelectro Catalog 1964, p. 6
  18. ^ a b Danelectro Catalog 1965, p. 1
  19. ^ a b Danelectro Coral 1969, p. 7
  20. ^ a b c Danelectro Amplifier Catalog 1953, p. 3
  21. ^ a b Danelectro Amplifier Catalog 1953, p. 2
  22. ^ a b c Danelectro Coral Catalog 1967, pp. 7–8
  23. ^ a b Coral Catalog 1968, pp. 9–10
  24. ^ a b Coral Catalog 1968, pp. 11–12
  25. ^ Danelectro Coral Catalog 1969, p. 3
  26. ^ a b Coral Catalog 1968, pp. 13–14
  27. ^ Danelectro Coral Catalog 1969, p. 8
  28. ^ Danelectro Coral Catalog 1969, p. 2
  29. ^ Danelectro Coral Catalog 1969, p. 4
  30. ^ Danelectro Coral Catalog 1969, p. 5
  31. ^ a b Danelectro Coral Catalog 1969, p. 6
  32. ^ a b c d e f Danelectro.com 1999, Amplifiers
  33. ^ a b c d e f Danelectro.com 2000, Amplifiers
  34. ^ a b c d e f Danelectro.com 2003, Amplifiers
  35. ^ a b c d e f g h Danelectro.com 2007, Other Danelectro Products
  36. ^ Danelectro.com 2008, top Note: menu item "Hodad" seems to have been deadlink.
  37. ^ Danelectro.com 2010, Hodad
  38. ^ Danelectro.com 2015, Hodad Note: Product picture seems to have been deadlink.
  39. ^ Danelectro.com 2017, Hodad DH-1
  40. ^ Danelectro.com 2017, Hodad DH-2
  41. ^ Danelectro.com 2010, More (Honeytone)
  42. ^ Danelectro.com 2015, More (Honeytone)
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  44. ^ a b c Danelectro Catalog 1963, p. 7
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  46. ^ a b Danelectro Catalog 1965, p. 7
  47. ^ a b c d Danelectro Amplifier Catalog 1953, p. 4
  48. ^ a b c d Danelectro Catalog 1958, p. 7
  49. ^ Coral Catalog 1968, p. 15
  50. ^ Danelectro Catalog 1955, p. 12
  51. ^ Danelectro Catalog 1956, p. 23
  52. ^ Danelectro Catalog 1958, p. 1
  53. ^ Danelectro Catalog 1958, p. 2
  54. ^ Danelectro Catalog 1961, p. 2
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  58. ^ a b Danelectro Catalog 1965, p. 3
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  60. ^ a b Danelectro Catalog 1963, p. 1
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  62. ^ a b Danelectro Catalog 1965, p. 3
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  65. ^ a b c d Danelectro Catalog 1963, p. 4
  66. ^ a b Danelectro Catalog 1965, p. 6
  67. ^ a b c d Danelectro Catalog 1961, p. 3
  68. ^ a b c d Danelectro Catalog 1963, p. 3
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  72. ^ a b c d e Danelectro Coral Catalog 1969, p. 13
  73. ^ Danelectro Catalog 1958, p. 2, 6 String Bass "6 String Bass Combines the best of Spanish guitar and big string bass. Tuning is the same as on a regular guitar, but one octave lower. Bottom four strings are tuned exactly the same as a big bass. ... UB-2 Black ... UB-2 Bronze ... UB-2 Ivory ..."
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  75. ^ Danelectro Catalog 1967, p.3-4
  76. ^ Danelectro Coral Catalog 1967, pp. 1–2
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  84. ^ Danelectro Catalog 1968, p. cover
  85. ^ a b Danelectro Coral Catalog 1969, p. 15
  86. ^ "New Danelectro electric sitar" (advertisement). unknown magazine. Coral/Danelectro, A subsidiary of MCA Inc. 1968. p. 3.
    Archived on: "Danelectro Baby Sitar". New York: Andy Babiuk's Fab Gear.
  87. ^ a b Danelectro Coral Catalog 1967, pp. 5–6
  88. ^ Coral Catalog 1968, pp. 3–4
  89. ^ a b c Danelectro Coral Catalog 1969, p. 10
  90. ^ Danelectro.com 1999, "DC". Archived from the original on 1999-10-14.
  91. ^ a b Danelectro.com 2000, "59-DC Pro". Archived from the original on 2000-03-02.
  92. ^ a b Danelectro.com 2010, "'56 Single Cutaway". Archived from the original on 2010-07-19.
    • "Red w/Humbuckers
    • Aqua w/Humbuckers
    • Black, Bottle HS
    • Copper, Bottle HS
    • Black Crackle, Bottle HS
    • White w/Gold Full Bell HS
    • Black Bass, Dolphin HS
    • Aqua Bass, Dolphon HS"
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  94. ^ a b Danelectro.com 2005, "New 12 String & Baritone". Archived from the original on 2005-10-26.
  95. ^ a b c d Danelectro.com 2017, "Bariton & Bass". Archived from the original on 2017-09-22. '59DC Long Scale Bass ... ", "Baritone ...", "Longhorn Bass ...
  96. ^ a b Danelectro.com 2017, "Vintage 12 String & Baritone". Archived from the original on 2017-06-06. Vintage Baritone ...", "Vintage 12 String ...
  97. ^ a b c Danelectro.com 2007, "Two New Danelectro Guitars! - '59 Dano and Dano Pro". Archived from the original on 2007-01-09.
  98. ^ Danelectro.com 2013, "59 Alligator". Archived from the original on 2013-02-18.
  99. ^ a b c Danelectro.com 2015, "Double Cutaway (1959)". Archived from the original on 2015-01-27. '59M NOS ... with NOS Lisptick pickups made in 1999. ...", "'59 MJ ... with stellar 56 Lipsticks ...", "Convertible Combining our 56 Lipstick with Piezo ...
  100. ^ Danelectro.com 2016, "Double Cutaway (1959)". Archived from the original on 2016-05-14. '
  101. ^ a b c Danelectro.com 2017, ""1959 Guitars"". Archived from the original on 2017-05-27. '59M NOS+ ...", "59 Spruce ...", "Convertible ...
  102. ^ Danelectro.com 2016, "'59M Spruce". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03.
  103. ^ a b c Danelectro.com 2015, "Sitar, 12 String & More". Archived from the original on 2015-11-15. BABY SITAR ...", "12 String ...", "Doubleneck 6/12 ..."
  104. ^ a b c Danelectro.com 2017, "Sitar, 12 String & More". Archived from the original on 2017-05-25. Baby Sitar ...", "12 String ...", "'59 Resonator ...
  105. ^ Danelectro.com 2016, "Sitar, 12 String & More". Archived from the original on 2016-03-02. Baby Sitar ...", "12 String ...", "'59 Resonator ...
  106. ^ Danelectro.com 2005, "Longhorn Guitar". Archived from the original on 2005-12-26.
  107. ^ Danelectro.com 2005, "Longhorn Guitar". Archived from the original on 2005-12-26.
  108. ^ Danelectro.com 2006, "Longhorn Bass". Archived from the original on 2006-01-12.
  109. ^ Danelectro.com 2016, "Baritone & Bass". Archived from the original on 2016-03-02. '59DC Long Scale Bass ...", "Baritone ...", "Longhorn Bass ...
  110. ^ Danelectro.com 2016, "The '64". Archived from the original on 2016-03-05.
  111. ^ Danelectro.com 2017, "The '64". Archived from the original on 2017-06-06. The 64 ...
  112. ^ Danelectro.com 2017, "'64 Bass". Archived from the original on 2017-06-06. '64 Bass ...
  113. ^ Danelectro.com 2017, "The '66". Archived from the original on 2017-06-06. The '66 ...
  114. ^ a b c Danelectro.com 2015, "'63, '67 & Hodad". Archived from the original on 2015-01-09. '63 Dano ... '56 Lipstick pickups ...", "'67 Dano ...", "Hodad 2 Lipstick Humbucker pairs ...
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  116. ^ Danelectro.com 2017, "Danelectro '84". Archived from the original on 2017-06-06. Danelectro '84 ...
  117. ^ a b Danelectro.com 2012, "Pro Guitar". Archived from the original on 2012-02-14.
  118. ^ Danelectro.com 2012, "Hodad Guitar". Archived from the original on 2012-02-14.
  119. ^ Danelectro.com 2012, "Hodad Bass". Archived from the original on 2012-02-15.
  120. ^ Danelectro.com 2012, "MID 60's G[uitar]". Archived from the original on 2011-02-21.
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  122. ^ Danelectro.com 2017, Spring King
  123. ^ BillionaireTone.com 2017, Pride Of Texas
  124. ^ BillionaireTone.com 2017, Big Spender Spinning Speaker
  125. ^ BillionaireTone.com 2017, Billion Dollar Boost
  126. ^ BillionaireTone.com 2017, Filthy Tich Tremolo
  127. ^ BillionaireTone.com 2017, Battery Billionaire
[vg] Vintage Guitar magazine
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Moseley, Willie G. (January 2014). "Danelectro's Four-String Basses". Classic Instruments. Vintage Guitar.
    "[Image of #3412, #4423 & UB-2] Danelectro's first bass [UB-2] (VG, January '09), debuted in 1956, and it was a true bass guitar, supporting six strings but with a short bass scale, tuned down an octave. The instrument was the first of its kind, preceding the Gibson EB-6 (first listed in '59) and Fender's Bass VI (late '61). ... The company's first four-string electric bass was the model 3412 Short Horn, introduced in late 1958. ... the instrument's neck had only 15 frets (joining the body at the 13 fret), and a short scale, ... [Image of #3923] the 3923 Double-Neck debuted in '59. ... the 4423 Long Horn, also introduced in '59. ... it was also available in a six-string version dubbed the model 4623. ... [Image of Coral Fiddle Bass, (Combo guitar), Long Horn, Deluxe, (Hornet guitar), Firefly basses] a four-string bass in the Dane E series ... Coral brand included Deluxe and Wasp solidbodies, the Firefly thinline double-cutaway hollowbody bass, the hollowbody violin-shaped Fiddle bass, and a hollowbody Long Horn. ..."
  2. ^ a b c Gruhn, George; Jones, Sarah Rose (June 2015). "Coral Electric Sitar". Classic Instruments. Vintage Guitar.
  3. ^ Moseley, Willie G. (January 1999). "Danelectro Guitars - The Return of Danelectro". Classic Instruments. Vintage Guitar.
    "The introduction of effects pedals at the January '97 NAMM show ... The new 56-U2 made its debut at the January '98 NAMM show in Los Angeles. ... the first week of October ’98, when the company announced four new instruments ... The 59-DC is a reissue of the double-cutaway “shorthorn” guitar ... The 56-Ul ... is a single-pickup version of the 56-U2 ... the new 56-U2 Lefty is exactly what its name implies; ... the 58 Longhorn, a four-string reissue of the unusual-looking shortscale bass ..."
  4. ^ a b Feser, Phil (June 2005). "Danelectro 56 Pro - More Solid Vibe" (review). VG Approved Gear. Vintage Guitar.; Previously published as:
  5. ^ Hunter, Dave (March 2015). "Danelectro Viscount". Classic Instrument. Vintage Guitar.
  6. ^ a b Meeker, Ward (April 2016). "Silvertone 1444L". 5 Basses That Shook the World - Rattle and Roll. Special Features. Vintage Guitar.
  7. ^ Patt, Stephen (2001-08-01). "Danelectro Innuendo - Flash and panache, Danoblaster-style". VG Approved Gear. Vintage Guitar. No. May 2001. Retrieved 2011-12-30.
  8. ^ "Danelectro Introduces 67 Heaven". Newswire. Vintage Guitar. 2013.
  9. ^ "Retro Inspired Basses - Cool Looks, Classic Sounds". Vintage Guitar. August 2008.
  10. ^ Wuolo, Ray (October 2015). "Danelectro Baby Sitar - Paint It Sunburst". Vintage Guitar.
  11. ^ a b Feser, Phil (June 2007). "Danelectro Pro - Rockin' Funk". VG Approved Gear. Vintage guitar.
  12. ^ a b c d e Patt, Setphen (September 2001). "Danelectro dano Minis - More Tasty Treats". VG Approved Gear. Vintage Guitar. Also published as "Danelectro Minis - More Tasty Treats".
  13. ^ Patt, Stephen (February 2003). "Danelectro Free Speech - "Do You Feeeeel"?". VG Approved Gear. Vintage Guitar.
[pg] Premier Guitar magazine
  1. ^ Kies, Chris (2012-05-11). "Gear of the Month: 1959 Danelectro Doubleneck #3923". Premier Guitar. No. June 2012.
  2. ^ Rogers, Dave; Braithwaite, Laun; Mullally, Tim (2013-08-16). "Vintage Vault: 1958 Danelectro Guitarlin". Premier Guitar (published October 2013).
  3. ^ a b Saufley, Charles (2015-12-07). "Danelectro Baby Sitar Review". Premier Guitar.
  4. ^ Perlmutter, Adam (2013-06-08). "Danelectro '67 Heaven Electric Guitar Review". Premier Guitar (published June 2013). The ’67 Heaven is similar to the old Hawk in several key respects ...
[vd] VintageDanelectro.com
  1. ^ a b c "The Worlds First Electric Sitar". Danelectro Bellzouki, Hawaiian Lapsteel, and The Electric Sitar. VintageDanelectro.com. Late 1960's Coral Sitar 3S19 Images: 1 (... with Original Gig Bag), 2, 3, 4 (... with Original Hard Case)
  2. ^ a b Danelectro Solid Core Guitars (article or advertisement) (early-1950s)
    "Model M Single Pickup $90.00 / Double Pickup 110.00 / Blande Maple / Model C Single Pickup $69.50 / Dual Pickup 89.50 / Cloth Covered / These DANELECTRO Guitars have been under development for years. ... / NON-WARP NECK. ... / SOLID CORE BODY. ... / FULLY ADJUSTABLE BRIDGE. ... / ELECTRICAL. ..."
  3. ^ "1954 1 and 2 Pickup danelectro "M" Models" (photographs)|format= requires |url= (help). Missing or empty |url= (help) "Gallery". VintageDanelectro.com. pp. 1, 2 (headstock), 3 (output jack).
  4. ^ "Hawaiian Lapsteel". Danelectro Bellzouki, Hawaiian Lapsteel, and The Electric Sitar. VintageDanelectro.com. Late 1950's Danelectro Hawaiian Lapsteel Guitar Images: 1, 2 (... with Original Case)
  5. ^ Welcome to the Prototypes Gallery. VintageDanelectro.com. Mid 1960's [Danelectro] Prototype Bellzouki Model #7010", "Late 1960's [Coral] Prototype Bellzouki Model #7020
  6. ^ "Bellzouki". Danelectro Bellzouki, Hawaiian Lapsteel, and The Electric Sitar. VintageDanelectro.com.
[sw] SilvertoneWorld.net
  1. ^ "Silvertone Electric Guitar Model 57 G 01375 / 77L". SilvertoneWorld.net. Dano 'peanut' shaped body series. ... Introduced: Fall/Winter 1954. Retired: Late 1955.
  2. ^ "Silvertone Electric Guitar Model 57 1417/19 & 1415/16L". SilvertoneWorld.net.(See also "catalog listings" on the page)
    "The 'Dolphon Nose' 14xx series was the end of the 6-string 'U' series of guitars offered by Sears. ... Introduced: Fall/Winter 1959. [Renumbered: Fall/Winter 1961.] Retired: Spring/Summer 1962."
    Note: Those model numbers were handed over to the Kay-made successor models 1417 (1964–1965), 1415, 1416 (1966–1966)
  3. ^ a b "Silvertone Electric Bass Model 57 1444L". SilvertoneWorld.net. (See also "catalog listings" on the page)
  4. ^ "Silvertone Electric Guitar & Tube Amp-In-Case Model 57 1451L". SilvertoneWorld.net. (See also "catalog listings" on the page)
  5. ^ "Silvertone Electric Guitar & Tube Amp-In-Case Model 57 1452L". SilvertoneWorld.net. (See also "catalog listings" on the page)
[vs] VintageSilvertones.com
  1. ^ a b "SILVERTONE 1357/U1 1955". VintageSilvertones.com.
    This is a very rare Silvertone 1357 of the C-Series (Danelectro model: U1), "peanut" (smaller body), single cutaway electric guitar. ...
  2. ^ "Danelectro Shorthorn Bass 3412 1959". VintageSilvertone.com.
  3. ^ "Danelectro: Lap Steel S61 circa 1958". VintageSilvertones.com.

Bibliography[edit]

Catalog & Ads.

See also the catalog archives on: DanGuitars.com, VintAxe.com, MusicManSteve.com and VintageDanelectro.com. (Note: VinAxe.com needs authentication, and MusicManSteve.com needs donation via PayPal)

  • Amplifiers by Danelectro (catalog)|format= requires |url= (help). 1953.
    [p.1] "Challenger Giant 15-inch speaker — 30 watts — Vibravox'—$189.95 ...", [p.2] "Twin-Twelve ... Fifty (50) watts ... two heavy duty 12 inch speakers, ... Vibravox ... $219.95 / Maestro ... Vibravox ... 25 watts to 12 inch heavy duty speaker ... $164.95", [p.3] "Special / Envoy AC-DC / Leader", [p.4] "Echo Box / Accordion Microphones / Triple Microphone Piano Pickup / Voice Microphone with Tone and Volume Controls".
    (See also Reverb.com)
  • Danelectro Solid Center Electric Guitars (catalog)|format= requires |url= (help). 1955. p. 1, 2. (possibly a color printing flyer)
  • Danelectro Slim-Neck Electric Guitars (feature catalog). 1956. p. cover, 1, 2, 3. Model and detailed specifications inside (cover featuring an abstract drawing of U series)
  • Danelectro Slim-Neck Electric Guitars (catalog). 1958. p. cover, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. (cover featuring U3 in copper burst)
Danelectro.com
CoolCatTone.com
BillionaireTone.com

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