Originally published on: Jul 17, 2009 @ 3:05pm
Danelectro guitars have long been known as great, affordable instruments and many guitarists have used them for everything from entry-level department- store thrillers to character-filled alternatives to the more commonly seen Gibson/Fender/Gretsch axes we all know and love. Dano’s thing is keeping their retro vibe alive. They maintain the style and feel they have always had and, in a world of constantly shifting styles of guitars, they remain a touchstone to the classic rock era. Their new Dead On ’67 continues this tradition in fine form, taking its cue from the Hornet Series H2V6 instruments the company made from 1967 to 1969, albeit with some deviations from the original specs.
See the Danelectro Dead On ‘67 Guitar demonstration video below –
Even with all the changes, Danos are still Danos and that is really most of the fun. The lipstick pickups have a unique, primitive character that more highly-evolved units just can’t deliver and that is why many guitarists keep a Danelectro in their stable of axes. Sometimes rough edges are needed and many modern guitars are too sophisticated to provide them. The Dead On ’67 captures the vibe and spirit of the old days before things got fancy and does it very well and, with a retail price of $399.00, most guitarists will be able to afford all the fun that is here to be had. Go to Danelectro’s webpage to see more of their cool guitars.