The new Danelectro ’64 looks just like an old Mosrite, even down to the authentic German carved top, the offset neck pickup and a zero fret. While Danoelectro has used this body profile before, this is the first time it will include these authentically recreated additions. The Bigsby trem system is standard, and the double lipstick humbucker pays homage to Danelectro’s own ’90s output.
I love the look of these guitars and have been waiting for the company to do a decent Mosrite clone. That’s mainly because the original Mosrites are so hard to find in good condition and often cost a small fortune on the used market.
Associated with bands like The Ramones and players such as Kurt Cobain, the original Mosrite guitars had a very cool leftfield, alternative look to them. So when all the alternative bands started using them the prices shot up.
Danelectro have made some really great, kooky looking guitars in the last 20 years, often including re-released versions of their own originals. The company started building instruments back in 1956, so they have a lot of history to draw on.
Now, though, they are starting to offer a bigger variety of designs, and I had already heard that this particular release was imminent. I am really pleased to finally see them at this year’s NAMM Show. They look really cool to me and I cannot wait to try one out. The pricing looks pretty reasonable as well and so I think this model will be popular this year.
This has to be my favourite of all the guitars I have seen showing at NAMM this year. The colours and the shape just make me want to get my hands on one. But then I have always been a sucker for an offset guitar in candy colours!
If anyone wants to buy me a guitar… hint, hint (When’s your birthday again? Ed.)
RRP: USD $799.
There’s no information on this model at the main Danelectro site as yet, but that will change soon, no doubt.