I have this guitar about a week now and so far I?m very pleased with my purchase. I needed a 12 String electric for a recording project and I couldn?t justify the cost of a new Rickenbacker. The Danelectro seemed to be the next logical choice for the sound I?m going for.
Right out of the box it was quite playable but with a small bit of adjustment at the bridge it feels fantastic to play. The bridge seems like a well-designed piece of kit, very solid, with smooth movement when adjusting string height and intonation.
The tuners feel solid and stable and I haven?t experienced any major tuning issues. It?s fitted with D?Addario strings as standard and they sound very good. You may want to use flatwounds for a more vintage tone. I?ll more than likely stick with roundwounds myself.
The neck is very comfortable and feels like a slightly wider version of my Les Paul. You'll have no problem adapting from a 6 sting to this neck.
The volume and tone are ok, but the selector feels a little flimsy. It?s working fine but seems to have a lot of lateral movement, not a huge issue but the rest of the hardware seems to be impeccable so why skimp on the three way switch?
The jack-plug is good and solid with a nice click when the lead is plugged in.
The lipstick pick-ups sound excellent. They undoubtedly have a sound of their own and are particularly well suited to 12 string guitars. Plenty of Jingle Jangle!!!
The overall fit and finishing on the guitar is very good. You never get the feeling that you?re playing a sub ¤500 guitar. It feels way more expensive than it actually is. Very comfortable to play when sitting and a little unbalanced when standing, but you are unlikely to be playing a 12 String for long periods so this shouldn?t pose a problem.(Unless you play in a Byrds Tribute Band)
All in all this guitar is very good value for money. For the quality you get for this price, I have to give 5 stars. If it was twice the price I?d knock off half a star for the mediocre pick-up selector but otherwise I have absolutely no complaints.
I'm not a big fan of writing reviews at all. And I definitely avoid doing so, although being tempted a few times as a long-time-fairly-well-satisfied-with-the-Thomann-services customer... But as I am a big reader of reviews I decided that it would be nice if I did one - especially for this guitar! Hope it will be helpful for those who are in search of every further detail!
Since I bought this lovely instrument I should say it is my favourite. Not one of my favourite - IT IS MY FAVOURITE! * Here are the pros: 1. It is beautifully crafted and finished. 2. It arrived all set up out of the box and didn't need additional setting - just tuned it and started playing. 3. It has an amazing low action not only for a 12 string. 4. It's comfortable playing and not too heavy for a live gig. 5. The tone is beautiful, rich and versatile. *The cons - it has only a minor one: 1. The knobs feel a bit cheap, especially the switch. Anyway - who cares...
Luckily I used it for recording five new songs which differ from pop ballad, through electro pop to rock and it fits perfectly in the middle of the mix everywhere! This instrument can make you an absolute winner especially talking of its value for the money! Cheers to Danelectro 59 Dano 12 TSB and Thomann! Thank you guys!
Danelectro 59 Dano 12 CSB, 12-string electric guitar, semi-hollow with f-hole, body: poplar frame and centre block with Masonite top & back, bolt-on maple neck, rosewood fretboard, 21 frets,...
Danelectro 59 Dano 12 TSB, 12-string electric guitar, semi-hollow with f-hole, body: poplar frame and centre block with Masonite top & back, bolt-on maple neck, rosewood fretboard, 21 frets,...
Scale: 635 mm
Incl. Case: No
Incl. Gigbag: No
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