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Danelectro DC59 12-String Guitar Red


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  • Body: masonite, laminated wood frame
  • Neck: maple, bolt on
  • Fingerboard: rosewood
  • Scale: 25” / 635mm
  • Pickups: 2 x lipsticks alnico magnets
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Technical Details
Item Weight2.9 Kg
Product Dimensions112 x 45 x 10 cm
Item model numberDC59RD-12
Number of Strings12
Country Produced Inchina
  
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ASINB003FO95D6
Best Sellers Rank 22,559 in Musical Instruments (See top 100)
Shipping Weight4.2 Kg
Date First Available22 Feb. 2011
  
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A Danelectro legend, the delicious doublecut '59 Dano now looks cooler than ever, with glossless finish paintwork, matt finish hardware and tinted scratchplate and edge tape lacquer all adding to the retro vibe. Plus twin alnico-powered Lipstick® case pickups with warmer spec windings offer sweeter tones and slightly hotter output. Features include a fully adjustable and intonatable chrome plated raised-tail bridge, with positive action enclosed gear machines for stable, accurate tuning.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Paul on 23 Feb. 2013
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If like me you are looking for a cheaper alternative to the Rickenbaker 12 string then look now further than this Danelectro DC59 re-issue.

Not only does it look good but it sounds and plays brilliantly, the pick ups give a clear sound and if the 60's stuff is your bag then this gives that 'jangly' sound that was common for the era.

Currently selling on Amazon with £150 off making this guitar a steal at £249.00, it feels great, looks fantastic and plays really easy for a 12 string so even if you have problems playing barre chords you won't overly struggle on this particular guitar.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nomad on 2 Jan. 2014
I previously had a Ric 360 12.for which a guy gave me an offer I couln't refuse,so I needed a replacement 12 string guitar that would give me all the 'jangle' that the Ric gave. Having owned 3 Rics in the past I didn't want to go down the same old route of spending £1300/£1500 for a replacement that would do the job but with the nagging doubt about Ric quality,playability etc. Granted,the guitar would appreciate in value (if looked after)but it's still a big outlay for a guitar that probably costs £150/£200 to manufacture.(my personal opinion)Just look at any guitar rack in your local shop to determine the quality of craftmanship on most £250 guitars and you will see what I'm getting at.
Anyway, I read all the amazon reviews,checked all the youtube vids and went for a Danelectro DC59 12 String from Amamzon. An absolute steal at £252 (delivered) Here's what I found

The DC59 12 is a superb guitar,both in looks,quality,playability and tone.Painwork is flawless,the rosewood neck is far easier to play than my previous Ric and the whole feel is one of quality.(unlike numerous reviews)
The guitar arrived wildly out of tune with fairly high (for me) action.This was resolved in 15 minutes by lowering the bridge pieces and re-tuning.I now have a guitar that has an incredibly low action and more importantly stays in tune.
The 3way selector switch gives a good selection of tones with my favourite being the middle which operates both pick ups.I play thro' a Janglebox into a vox AC30 which gives me all the jangle I need. I can honestly say that I can not determine the difference between the Dano my old Ric.
So,if your looking for a great 12 either to get the 'jangle' or replace your existing rig,get a Dano,you won't regret it
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Russel on 2 Jan. 2014
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If you want to sound like the Byrds, start with this absolute steal of a guitar. Looks great in red.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By johnd on 1 Oct. 2013
Excellent 12 string for the
Money,good range. Also cheaper than high street. These guitars are 50s 60s american icons, in my opinion up there with fender.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Better than my old 330-12 11 Aug. 2014
By Michael J. Edelman - Published on Amazon.com
I wanted a 12-string Rickenbacker ever since I saw the Byrds back in the 1960s, and ten years ago I bought a 33-12 for around $1200. After playing it for a while I started to notice that compared to Fenders, Gibsons, and other US made guitars the Rick was, well, a piece of junk. The bridge couldn't be intonated. The pickups were suspended not on springs, but on pieces of foam rubber. You couldn't get the truss rod cover off if it were strung. And more than one repairman told me that Rics were just about impossible to repair if the neck developed problems. Add to that the fact that changing the strings meant getting your hands bloody and after a few years I was sick of it. Luckily (for me, at least) Ricky prices continue to soar and I actually sold my 330-12 for more than I paid for it! New ones are pushing two grand, and compared to other guitars they're just not worth it.

A week ago I spotted a used Korean-made Danelectro 12 like this one in a local music store, and took it down to play. It certainly plays as easy as a Ric, and it sounds a lot like a Ric, too. It looked like it would be much easier to place the strings, and a lot less confusing to tune. The more I played it, the more I liked it, and a few days later I came back and bought it for well under $300. If you look around, you'll find some very good deals right now on new ones, too.
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