Danelectro has shown off a new 12-string edition of its semi-hollow ‘66 model, this Mosrite-shaped instrument drips with vintage flavour, and packs some of the brand’s favourite features including lipstick pickups, and retro-style hardware.
The Danelectro ‘66-12 Reissue features an alder wood body with a comfortable C shaped bolt-on maple neck, and a 22 fret pau ferro fingerboard.
In the pickups department, you’ll find a potent pairing of the brand’s signature lipstick pickups – this time as a bridge humbucker; and a thick-sounding P-90 neck pickup, which has been offset in a similar fashion to the Mosrite Ventures Model or its doppelgänger, the Univox Hi-Flier.
This pickup combination should offer a wide variety of tonal options on its own, but the guitar goes one step further to offer a coil-split function for the Lipstick humbucker. That’s all controlled via the Danelectro ‘66-12’s three-way switching system, a master volume knob, and a control knob – which doubles as the coil-split’s toggler.
Like the year it harkens back to, this 12-string does its best to evoke the spirit of the flower power 60s – packing retro-looking hardware from its die-cast tuners to its hardtail bridge. Though this model doesn’t equip the zero-fret present with its 6-string counterpart, it does equip a graphite nut, which should still make tuning (especially with 12 strings) a smoother running affair.
The Danelectro ‘66-12 Reissue comes in two finishes: 3-Tone Burst, and Limo Black. It lists at $899
Learn more about the Danelectro ‘66-12 Reissue at Danelectro.com
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