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Danelectro 64XT

Danelectro 64XT  ·  Source: Thomann

Looking very similar to the 2018 ’66T, the new Danelectro 64XT has a revised body shape and no f-holes. But are they what the guitar buying public really wants from a Danelectro?

Offset Vibratos in a modern age

This new guitar is a mishmash of old meets new. A vintage body shape and the classic Danelectro ‘coke bottle’ headstock meet a modern-day Wilkinson trem (they call it a vibrato) system and a very modern precision cut graphite nut, to aid tuning stability.

There’s a large, angled single-coil pickup at the neck position and a dual humbucking lipstick pickup installed at the opposite angle at the bridge position. The controls include a master volume and master tone control with coil tap for the bridge pickup as well as a 3-way selector switch.

This is a bolt-on neck design, so it should have a pretty snappy tone, similar to Fender-style instruments. Having a blend of pickups available will more than likely give it some unique tones, though.

Danelectro 64XT 

In some ways, these are the perfect blend of old and new. I like the styling, as I am quite keen on offset shaped instruments. I find them comfortable to play and they usually hang well on a strap. Here, Danelectro has tried to improve tuning stability and added a nice pickup combination, as well. The new Danelectro range will be available in Black, Vintage Cream, Aqua, Dark Red and 3 Tone Sunburst finishes.

You can head over to the new Danelectro website to read up on all the 64XT specs. I have also popped a nice video demo of the guitar in action below for you to listen to as well.

RRP – USD 499 / EUR 559

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by Jef

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