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The 12-String Danelectro 12SDC Electric Guitar captures the jangly sounds of the '60s with a double-cutaway body made of laminated wood and 2 lipstick pickups. Modeled after the classic 59DC used by J... Read More

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The 12-String Danelectro 12SDC Electric Guitar captures the jangly sounds of the '60s with a double-cutaway body made of laminated wood and 2 lipstick pickups. Modeled after the classic 59DC used by Jimmy Page, the guitar's "bottle" headstock is elongated to accommodate 12 sealed Gotoh tuners. Its wide neck makes the Danelectro 12 string easy to play. An improved fixed bridge is fully adjustable. The Danelectro 12SDC guitar's '59 vintage look includes details like a matte finish, seal-shaped pickguard, and textured tape binding on the sides.

Case sold separately.

Features Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Laminated
  • Body finish: Matte
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: Not specified
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25"
  • Truss rod: Dual-action
  • Neck finish: Satin
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 7.25"
  • Fret size: Vintage-style
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: Not specified
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: SS
  • Neck: Lipstick
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Lipstick
  • Brand: Danelectro
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: 6-saddle
  • Tailpiece: String thru body
  • Tuning machines: Gotoh
  • Color: Chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 12-string
  • Special features: None
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: China
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Danelectro12SDC 12-String Electric Guitar
 
3.8

(based on 6 reviews)

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5.0

Awesome guitar for the price

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from Gainesville, Florida

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Great Action

Cons

  • No Case With It

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Small Venues

Comments about Danelectro 12SDC 12-String Electric Guitar:

I'm just blown away by this guitar for what it cost. reminds me of some of my old guitars I had in the 60's and early 70's. great action and feel and fun as all heck to play. why pay 2000 plus dollars for a Rickenbacker.

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1.0

MADE IN CHINA

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from CHICAGO,IL

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Good Feel

Cons

  • Flat Sound
  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • School Bands

Comments about Danelectro 12SDC 12-String Electric Guitar:

Made in China ll describe all. I used it for double trip from store to home and back for return. Its good looking instrument but thats pretty much all.

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5.0

It sounds and plays GREAT!

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from So. Cal

Pros

  • Easy-to-play
  • Jangly

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Beatles
    • Byrds
    • Lovin' Spoonful

    Comments about Danelectro 12SDC 12-String Electric Guitar:

    Our band has been adding a lot of jangly, chimey songs from the 60s, and this guitar does a Great job of providing that sound. Although the materials and workmanship are not top of the line, I give it 5 stars because the value, tone and playability are that good. Good setup and intonation right out of the box, and the play action is smooth and low. Easy fingering - and it really sounds like an electric 12-string you'd hear on Tom Petty recordings and hits from the 60s.

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    4.0

    Almost ready for prime time!

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    from Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    Comments about Danelectro 12SDC 12-String Electric Guitar:

    I was pleasantly surprised with the playability and sound right out of the box. So much jangle I thought the reverb was on. Great job with that. The aluminum nut probably helps. Issues: the switch is junk. A Radio Shack SPDT switch (center off, such as 275-654 with the top clipped) fixed that. The tone cap is way too big. A .100 uf is too dark. I went with a .022, but .047 would be good too. The first fret was low on one side, causing buzzing. Had to pry it up a little. That said, it's a very good playing and sounding instrument, especially given its material makeup. The 12 strings and series wiring help cover the thinness of the pickups. Now if they just made orange an option...

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    4.0

    Great axe for the money!

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    from Lincoln, NE

    Comments about Danelectro 12SDC 12-String Electric Guitar:

    Pros: Great jangly sound, string changing should be easy (Ricky owners, you know what I'm talking about!) Inexpensive enough that you don't have to worry about it much. By far the easiest electric 12 that I've ever played. Cool retro Dano look. Cons: Neck stability leaves just a bit to be desired. You need to be a bit more careful when playing to not put too much pressure on the neck. Otherwise, it starts to go out of tune. Overall, though? it's less than $400, and a great axe for the money! You can see my tone report video here: http://youtu.be/119oZxxQCIY

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    4.0

    If you don't have a Rickenbacker....

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    from Lancaster PA

    Comments about Danelectro 12SDC 12-String Electric Guitar:

    You may be disapointed to own this axe. HOWEVER,if you buy this, you will NOT be let down to achieve that Byrds,Led Zep, Tom Petty sound with your favorite pedals. Yes, it is a solid body. Yes it's composite wood.Yes it doesn't have a resounding chamber. But, the neck is straight and the neck is small for no-so-large hands. It plays like a 6 string electric. After extensive shopping online and a long awaited ship date. Iit was worth the hassle and a 6 month wait. You have so much control over the sound through very simple controls.Watch the volume. I recommend this as an inexpensive and good-sounding alternative to a Rick. But, set your sights big. I know I will. Get it in the mean time. But make your sound your own.

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