Danelectro unveils the ‘57 semi-hollow, a modern reissue of its U2 model

The jangly-toned classic just got spruced up.

Danelectro has unveiled the single-cutaway ‘57 electric guitar model, a reissue of the brand’s U2 model from the 50s with some new modern appointments.

The ’57 reissue sports a semi-hollow spruce-framed body in lieu of the U2’s masonite build, and equips a bolt-on maple neck with a pau ferro fingerboard.

Harkening back to the sounds of the original, the ’57 reissue comes loaded with two of the company’s Vintage ’50s lipstick single-coil pickups – which deliver jangly, mid-ranged tones, ideal for all sorts of garage and surf rock type applications. Pickups are controlled with the guitar’s two stacked volume and tone knobs, as well as a three-way switching system.

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Some more modern features on the ’57 reissue include a set of Gotoh tuners, a dual-action truss rod, and most notably, a U3-style saddle bridge, which can be intonated. Apart from that, the guitar aesthetically remains very much in vintage territory – fitted with cream machine head buttons, cream truss rod cover, and cream vinyl body edging. The ’57 reissue is being released in two finishes: Jade Green and Limo Black.

Earlier this year, the company also showed off two new Metalflake finishes for its 60th anniversary 59M NOS+ model.

The Danelectro ‘57 lists for $599. Learn more at danelectro.com

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