Danelectro ’59M Spruce & ’64 review
Danelectro guitars offer cool, quirky tones and retro looks at reasonable prices. Marcus Leadley tests a pair of new models…
As well as its legacy as a classic guitar brand of the 1950s and 60s, Danelectro’s contemporary incarnation has amassed its own very interesting history. There was a time in the early 2000s when it seemed as if not a week went by without a budget Dano release.
And when the roster became too unwieldy, the company pulled the plug on guitar making (with the exception of the classic ’59 Double Cut) and concentrated on its pedal catalogue. Some years on, we have a respectably varied, nicely contained selection of instruments. These two new models push the price point a little and introduce some extra options at the higher end of production.