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Danelectro 56-U2 Electric Guitar

March 4, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 



Danelectro 56-U2 Electric Guitar

When Nat Daniel made the first Danelectro back in the mid Fifties, could he have hand any clue that his trashy, low-end electric guitar would sound electric guitar would sound so great and play so majestically? Could he have anticipated that these instruments would find their way into the hot, sweaty palms of Satan’s cabana boy, Jimmy Page, and numerous other future rock stars? Not likely. In truth, the late New Jersey guitar and amp maker—whose primary business was supplying guitars sold by Sears (under the “Silvertone” brand name) and Montgomery Ward (under the name “Airline”) and other chain stores—wasn’t a master luthier, but an entrepreneur looking to make a buck. He built’em cheap, sold’em cheap, and made ‘em available in a paint-box worth of colors. Danelectro’s market was anyone looking for a good, super-affordable electric guitar. Read more

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