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Danelectro launches three new models for 60th Anniversary year

Danelectro launches three new models for 60th Anniversary year  ·  Source: Danelectro

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Danelectro has just announced three new guitar models for this year. One of the models is being released to celebrate the company’s 60th anniversary – the DC59M. The other two models are the 12-string DC59X12 and the 50s-inspired DG64XT.

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DC 59M NOS + Metalflake

This special edition commemorates the 60th anniversary of the classic flagship model of Danelectro. This new model includes a NOS + Lipstick single coil pickup and an adjustable wraparound bridge.

The striking double-cutaway Shorthorn body shape has been retained, but with two glistening colours: Deep Blue Metalflake and Silver Metalflake. I am not a fan of the stacked EQ (especially volume down and tone up). Nevertheless, this guitar is definitely an eye-catcher and will appeal to those looking for an instrument with a retro vibe.

RRP – EUR 499 (affiliate link)

Danelectro DC-59M

Danelectro DC-59M · Source: Danelectro

DC 59X12

With 12 strings for extra full chords, this guitar has a P-90 single coil on the neck and a double lipstick humbucker on the bridge. The latter also has a useful coil tap function. The model is available in black, cream and dark red. I think the controls here are a far more manageable: Volume, Tone (Push / Pull), 3-way switch.

RRP – EUR 519 (affiliate link)

Danelectro 59 12 string

Danelectro 59×12 12 string · Source: Danelectro

DG64XT

The body shape of this guitar is referred to as Reversed Double Cutaway Offset Horn and comes in a Dark Aqua finish . The oblique pickups against the guitar’s offset design is little strange, but if it sounds good, then I could live with it.

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Like the first two models above, this guitar has a frame and centre block made of poplar, while the top and bottom are made of Masonite. You also have a Maple neck, Pau Ferro fretboard, P-90 on the neck, Wilkinson tremolo.

It certainly is an oddball looking guitar, but in the right hands I’m sure it will look cool.

RRP – EUR 599  (affiliate link)

Danelectro 64XT Dark Aqua

Danelectro 64XT Dark Aqua · Source: Danelectro

You can hear these new models in action below in the demo videos, and make sure you check out the full specifications on the Danelectro website below. I think they offer some interesting takes on the Danelectro formula and I would like to try a some out when they start hitting dealers – these look like fun to play!

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