Written by October 31st, 2008 at 11:02 am

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Nat Daniel had an idea. Electric guitars were all about the neck. To cut costs for the Silvertone guitars his company, Danelectro, started making for Sears in 1963, he used the cheapest body he could find: masonite! But for the fingerboard he used rosewood…and, ahhh, how it is sweet!

Fans of the 1960s Silvertone 1457L model will be pleased with the Dano ‘63. They’ve recreated the famous “lipstick” pickups, known for that twang. The guitar is lightweight, with a maple neck and handsome rosewood fingerboard. Even unplugged the guitar has a surprising bounce and jingle. Plug it in and you get a thin, punk-y tone for the bridge pick-up. The middle position combines the two lipsticks, which are linked in series (thus doubling the output for a fatter tone), all the while holding onto the distinctive twang.

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  • http://www.pen4rent.com Howard Daniel

    Anyone interested in understanding more about what made the original Danelectros (and Danelectro Silvertones) so good, even though they were so affordable, might want to take a look at the tribute I wrote to Danelectro founder Nathan I. Daniel (my father) at http://www.pen4rent.com/pen4rent/tribute.aspx. The article goes into considerable detail on the necks.
    Howard Daniel

  • David Kasminsky


    Thanks for sharing the link,

    A Big Danelectro, Silvertone, Neptune Fan !

    David Kasminsky

    Akron, Ohio

  • http://www.google.com/ Cash

    I’m not easily impressed. . . but that’s iprmsseing me! :)

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