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Danelectro Dead-On '67 Electric Guitar

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The "Dead-On '67" Electric guitar from Danelectro is an authentic reissue that features a satin finish, nickel hardware, a truss rod that adjusts at the headstock, the original swivel rosewood bridge ... Click To Read More About This Product

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The "Dead-On '67" Electric guitar from Danelectro is an authentic reissue that features a satin finish, nickel hardware, a truss rod that adjusts at the headstock, the original swivel rosewood bridge that intonates, and souped up lipstick pickups. The "Dead-On '67" guitar also features the original Danelectro tremolo and split pickguard.

FEATURES

  • Dual lipstick pickups
  • Two volumes and two tone controls
  • Rosewood bridge with Tremolo tailpiece
  • Nickel hardware
  • Adjustable truss rod
  • Satin finish
  • Split pickguard
SPECIFICATIONS
  • 1.750" nut width
  • 14" fretboard radius
  • 24-3/4" scale length
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MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Mail-in defective pedals to manufacturer for replacement.
One year parts and labor warranty on guitars and amps.


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DanelectroDead-On '67 Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 10 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Tone Heaven!

Danelectro's motto is "Tone Heaven since '47" and that is for good reason. Based on the original Hornet series, the '67 has an even greater tonal palette than the last...Read complete review

Danelectro's motto is "Tone Heaven since '47" and that is for good reason. Based on the original Hornet series, the '67 has an even greater tonal palette than the last couple of offerings--thanks to two more pots (four total) and hot-rodded lipstick tube pick-ups. I own 30 guitars of various marques. The '67 is my third re����ssued Danelectro. I also have the '63 and the Dano Pro and love them all. These guitars keep getting better. The lipstick tube pick-ups are even hotter for a strong twang and woody Fender sound--but with much more bite. The '67 is ideal for 60's music, but with a tube amp or stompbox, you have a real screamer that stays dead in tune. This model has a simple vibrato mechanism intended for slight warble only. Any dive-bombing will tear it up. That said, the arm is a very attractive metal piece with a modern appearance and gives just the amount of "wow-wow" most people need. The body is somewhat Jaguar/Jazzmaster, but extremely thin for very comfortable playing. The neck is wide and thin with access to the highest frets. The guitar is fairly light. The pictures do NOT do the guitar justice. This one has a clear plastic guard under which a piece of shiny 50's style sci-fi astronaut cloth gives a luminescent effect. The lower guard has a silvery brushed metal appearance. Very cool. Colors do not look like the photos. The cobalt blue is a VERY PRETTY dark blue that looks awsome with the silver trim. Mine is the butterscotch, which is closer to a burnt orange--it's NOT yellow! The finish is matte, but I prefer to buff it out to a high gloss with car polish. Either way, you have a beauty. The neck is four-bolt with a beautiful brushed metal neck plate and big "D" printed on it. A round, silver plastic piece on the back offers access to the innards. The Strat-like headstock is in black and offers TRUSS ROD ACCESS under a gorgeous silvery cover. If George Jetson wanted to throw out a few power blasts from "Smoke on the Water," this guitar would be his choice! Big sound--few pesos! You have GOT to try out this guitar with a nice tube amp. You will not be disappointed.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good tone and looks, but poor design

I got this guitar about a year and a half ago for Christmas. It looks awesome (mine has a sunburst pattern). It is a thin guitar which I like and is easier to...Read complete review

I got this guitar about a year and a half ago for Christmas. It looks awesome (mine has a sunburst pattern). It is a thin guitar which I like and is easier to play than thicker guitars. When I first got it, the strings were buzzing so I took it to guitar center and fixed it. Later, the whammy bar became so loose that I couldn't use it anymore. Unfortunately, they have designed the guitar so that you have to completely remove the bridge to tighten the whammy bar. I did not no this and ended up scratching a lot of paint off my pickguard. Danelectro sent me a new one when I emailed about it. Just one problem, it was slightly bigger and did not have all the holes for the screws drilled. So, I drilled the holes and put the guitar back together. Then, the bridge got messed up again (it wasn't resting right on the bridge screws). After I fixed that, the strings started buzzing again. I fixed that by adjusting the bridge. I thought I was done, but a couple of days later, I started getting some weird feedback. Removed the pickguard and found out that the solder to the guitar output was broken. So, this is, overall, a good guitar. However, if you buy one, you should be prepared to spend some time fixing it.

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(20 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Tone Heaven!

By StratCat72

from KC, Missouri

Comments about Danelectro Dead-On '67 Electric Guitar:

Danelectro's motto is "Tone Heaven since '47" and that is for good reason. Based on the original Hornet series, the '67 has an even greater tonal palette than the last couple of offerings--thanks to two more pots (four total) and hot-rodded lipstick tube pick-ups. I own 30 guitars of various marques. The '67 is my third re����ssued Danelectro. I also have the '63 and the Dano Pro and love them all. These guitars keep getting better. The lipstick tube pick-ups are even hotter for a strong twang and woody Fender sound--but with much more bite. The '67 is ideal for 60's music, but with a tube amp or stompbox, you have a real screamer that stays dead in tune. This model has a simple vibrato mechanism intended for slight warble only. Any dive-bombing will tear it up. That said, the arm is a very attractive metal piece with a modern appearance and gives just the amount of "wow-wow" most people need. The body is somewhat Jaguar/Jazzmaster, but extremely thin for very comfortable playing. The neck is wide and thin with access to the highest frets. The guitar is fairly light. The pictures do NOT do the guitar justice. This one has a clear plastic guard under which a piece of shiny 50's style sci-fi astronaut cloth gives a luminescent effect. The lower guard has a silvery brushed metal appearance. Very cool. Colors do not look like the photos. The cobalt blue is a VERY PRETTY dark blue that looks awsome with the silver trim. Mine is the butterscotch, which is closer to a burnt orange--it's NOT yellow! The finish is matte, but I prefer to buff it out to a high gloss with car polish. Either way, you have a beauty. The neck is four-bolt with a beautiful brushed metal neck plate and big "D" printed on it. A round, silver plastic piece on the back offers access to the innards. The Strat-like headstock is in black and offers TRUSS ROD ACCESS under a gorgeous silvery cover. If George Jetson wanted to throw out a few power blasts from "Smoke on the Water," this guitar would be his choice! Big sound--few pesos! You have GOT to try out this guitar with a nice tube amp. You will not be disappointed.

(16 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Light, Versatile, Nearly Perfect

By ward

from knoxville, TN

Comments about Danelectro Dead-On '67 Electric Guitar:

Four of these were on display at guitar center. I picked up the agent orange one because it looked pretty cool. This thing does it all. I first ran it through a fender deville and man can this thing twang! it could give any tele a run for its money. the clean tones are also incredible. it handles gain impressively as well. a friend of mine even ran it through a line six amp and had it screaming! as soon as i have the money i will be purchasing one of these. really impressive, especially for the price.

(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

danelectro dream

By ben

from jacksonville, fl

Comments about Danelectro Dead-On '67 Electric Guitar:

I been saving up for a fender strat for a while now, and when I went to guitar center in july i picked up one of the orange one's just to mess with, this guitar is AWESOME. I quickly switched to wanting this guitar, and I finally got it for my 18th birthday, its adream come true. this baby is light and slim, and the lipstick pick-ups are the best, this guitar is great for people want that old school flavor. this guitar is great for even twice the price.

(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

$1000 Worth of Fun for $350!

By midiman56

from Las Vegas, NV

Comments about Danelectro Dead-On '67 Electric Guitar:

I just picked up my Danelectro "Dead On 67" in the Butterscotch color and I am having the time of my life with it! You can get a ton of tone out of this candy-colored beauty by just playing with the tone controls and pickups. It sounds great clean and dirty and the lipstick pups put out a super-clean signal. Action is super low with no fret buzz at all. The neck is a bit wider than I am usually comfortable with, but the neck is so thin (as is the entire guitar) that I am not having any problems with it at all. NO DIVE BOMBING with his trem, boys ... it's there for the "shimmer" ... but no tuning issues either! Great look, great price, GREAT GUITAR!

(10 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

very cool guitar

By sonny wolf

from austin texas

Comments about Danelectro Dead-On '67 Electric Guitar:

I just tried this guitar out today for a half hour in the store and am quite impressed with it.I love it's vibe.The playabilty is very friendly and the tones are very musical.What charms me the most with this guitar is it versatilty and uniqueness.It works well for many styles of music but has its own identity.I own Strats,Teles,Les Paul and Sg but this guitar has it's own thing happening which is refreshing.It shares similarities to Fender guitars due to the bolt on maple neck to a wood body construction and tonally there are some similarities to a Strat or Tele.The lipstick pickups certainly contribute to this guitar's unique personality though.All 3 positions really sound great.The bridge pickup is twangy but slightly ballsier than a typical Strat bridge pickup tone.The neck pickup is clear like a Strat but has it's own color too.The middle combined position sounds really cool for certain styles.My only dislike with that position is that since the pickups are wired in series,the volume is louder.I prefer having even volume output in all positions(like a Tele or Les Paul).These guitars are really light and resonant too.My favourite color on the chart is the mellow yellow(butterscotch)one but the one I saw in the store was very orange and not an attractive color to me.I liked the red,black and sunburst colors and if I decide to buy this guitar,it would be one of those.I think this is a quality instrument at a very affordable price.I would personaly use it for dirty blues playing especially in the Hound Dog Taylor style.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Groovin' Heaven in My '67

By StratCat72

from Kansas City, MO

Comments about Danelectro Dead-On '67 Electric Guitar:

I own over 30 electric and acoustic guitars from a variety of manufacturers and have been playing since 1979. I specialize in models that are unusual, low production or just plain odd--but also those which do not cost a mint. I have several Danelectros, including the Dead-On '67 and love every one of them. The Dead-On '67 is a modified reissue of the Hornet, a guitar that was produced in 1967--hence the name. ̴�_ I had to laugh at the review that rhetorically asked why anyone would want this guitar. Danelectro is a lower-volume producer and comes out with a new model each year. These guitars are INSTANT COLLECTIBLES. They are meant to re-create a classic or carry a retro vibe. Of the Danos I own, the Dead-On is the best playing with a full-sized neck (previous reissues were short scale) and larger lipstick-tube pick-ups that have a sort of jangle on a clean setting but react extremely well to distortion effects. The body is NOT PLASTIC even if the pickguard is clear over a silvery fabric to get the retro look. The paint is UNFINISHED matte which can have a bit of a plastic appearance; however, some car polish and elbow grease will have your Dano shining as brightly as your Fender and have more of a wood appearance. ̴�_ The '67 is one of my favorite guitars. There are "better" guitars for the money; however, those looking in that direction just don't "get it". This guitar plays great, looks great, feels great and you'll be the only one on the block to have one. Hook it up to a good amp and try it out yourself.

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Gutiar, going to buy it

By Nick

from Las Vegas, Nevada

Comments about Danelectro Dead-On '67 Electric Guitar:

This guitar is a great guitar. I tried it out at a guitar center and fell in love. The lipstick pickups give great twang. I think that it's just good enough twang, and doesn't over do it. Great for jazz, funk, etc. The only problem is that I'm not quite sure on how versatile it is. I play all sorts of music, and i know this would be a GREAT guitar for leads and some chords for the clean and conotemporary music, but i don't know how it will do with the heavier songs i like to play. The gutiar has a great feeling fretboard, and the body is light enough, but it still has great sustain, probably thanks to the bridge. The finish is amazingly unique, and is probably my favorite. It is smooth, and it looks and feels great. Great guitar for the price.

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AMAZING

By AnAngryReptar

from TX

Comments about Danelectro Dead-On '67 Electric Guitar:

Ok, so i want to let you people know that the review that is 1 star had no idea what they were talking about, the guitar is made of basswood, not plastic, and i absolutely love the satin finish this guitar has, i bought this guitar because i wanted to take my music to a different approach i wanted to add a little twang to metal, and holy god, this thing is perfect, i love the neck, it stays in tune well, and sounds amazing, my only gripe was it was a little weird changing the strings but once i got use to it EASY! BUY IT!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Few Things You May Not Know

By Stefan

from Raleigh, NC

Comments about Danelectro Dead-On '67 Electric Guitar:

First off, I'm nowhere close to being a guitar virtuoso. That being said, this guitar is amazing. I got it because it seems pretty similar to the old sg melody maker (which i can't afford). It may feel cheap at first... but really, it's literally 5.9 lbs or something. I find it more comfortable to play than my epiphone sg as it has a low string tension without much buzz. Another cool feature that I wasn't expecting when I got this guitar is that it is weighted so that it wont slide down, like a strat. As for tone I think it's very nice, especially with the whammy that isn't extreme. I'd expect it would be good for jazz, reggae, country (as it's quite twangy), and funk. No need to worry about the tunning either, it's extremely good ;D. Although I really like the dano tone (which is probably the main reason you would get it) I really like the feel of this guitar, and I'm considering replacing the pickups to increase the versatility.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good tone and looks, but poor design

By Guitar Man Sam

from Dewy Rose, Ga

Comments about Danelectro Dead-On '67 Electric Guitar:

I got this guitar about a year and a half ago for Christmas. It looks awesome (mine has a sunburst pattern). It is a thin guitar which I like and is easier to play than thicker guitars. When I first got it, the strings were buzzing so I took it to guitar center and fixed it. Later, the whammy bar became so loose that I couldn't use it anymore. Unfortunately, they have designed the guitar so that you have to completely remove the bridge to tighten the whammy bar. I did not no this and ended up scratching a lot of paint off my pickguard. Danelectro sent me a new one when I emailed about it. Just one problem, it was slightly bigger and did not have all the holes for the screws drilled. So, I drilled the holes and put the guitar back together. Then, the bridge got messed up again (it wasn't resting right on the bridge screws). After I fixed that, the strings started buzzing again. I fixed that by adjusting the bridge. I thought I was done, but a couple of days later, I started getting some weird feedback. Removed the pickguard and found out that the solder to the guitar output was broken. So, this is, overall, a good guitar. However, if you buy one, you should be prepared to spend some time fixing it.

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