Danelectro launches trio of guitars, including a 60th anniversary special

Featuring vintage aesthetics, choice pickups and arresting finishes.

Danelectro DC69M 60th Anniversary

The DC59M in Deep Blue Metalflake

Danelectro has pulled the curtains back on three new electric guitars: the 60th Anniversary DC59M, 12-string DC59X12 and 50s-inspired DG64XT. Each model boasts classic Danelectro aesthetics as well as versatile pickup configurations. Here are the details:

DC59M

This special-edition guitar commemorates the 60th anniversary of Danelectro’s definitive electric model. The brand has retained the guitar’s iconic double-cutaway Shorthorn body shape, but added new sparkling finishes: Deep Blue Metalflake and Silver Metalflake.

For electronics, the six-string sports a pair of NOS+ lipstick single-coils – voiced for sparkling, jangly cleans – a three-way selector switch and stacked volume and tone controls. Hardware highlights include a fully adjustable wraparound bridge.

Retails at £549.

DC59X12

Danelectro 59x12 Vintage Cream
The 59X12 in Cream

This guitar’s star feature is a pickup configuration of a single-coil at the neck and a dual lipstick humbucker at the bridge. The former is touted to produce a warm tone that’s great for jazz, while the latter boasts useful coil-tapping capabilities.

Other notable features include a Shorthorn body shape – similar to the DC59M – a player-friendly neck along with a fully adjustable chrome die-cast bridge.

Available in Black, Cream and Dark Red. Retails at £599.

DG64XT

Danelectro DG64XT 3-tone sunburst
The DG64XT in 3 Tone Sunburst

This axe takes its cues from a Danelectro 50s classic: the offset, reversed double-cutaway model. It derives its tone from an angled single-coil at the neck paired with a dual lipstick humbucker at the bridge angled in an opposing direction. The guitar features master volume and master tone controls, with the latter enabling you to coil-tap the bridge pickup.

The guitar also boasts a Wilkinson vibrato bridge system that’s designed to return to zero pitch with the help of two components: a straight string pull and a precision-cut graphite nut.

Available in Black, Vintage Cream and 3 Tone Sunburst. Retails at £699.

More info at danelectro.com.

logo

Get the latest news, reviews and features to your inbox.

Subscribe
logo

The world’s leading authority and resource for all things guitar.

Join our mailing list

Sign Up Now

© 2023 Guitar.com is part of NME Networks.