Danelectro '56 U2 Cream 2007
Danelectro 56 U2, made in China 2007, creamy yellow white. Dan guitars are heaps of fun, those experienced in their majesty tend to fall hard for their many charms. The model you see around a lot is the Double Cut '59, but these single cut '56 U2 models pop up far less often. It looks awesome: the creamy hue is a dream, the dark rosewood board looks super classy and the art deco styling has a lot of charm. It's lightweight and super easy to play: the neck is slim and slick and the body is super resonant. The lipstick pickups deliver a Tele-ish sparkly spank, but the masonite semi-hollow construction adds a heap of low-end thump and shortens the sustain... it's a strong option for surf, indie and punk stuff especially. There's a lot of fun to be had here, and it really does look awesome. What an overachiever!
Model: Danelectro '56 U2
Made: China, 2007-8 (serial 023988)
Finish: cream, single ply clear guard
Body: poplar frame and centre block, masonite top and back
Neck: maple, rosewood board, slim-C profile, 12" radius, 25" scale
Pickups: Danelectro lipstick single coil x2
Case: basic gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: minor cosmetic wear. Headastock has some minor dimples on the end. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, no major marks. The back has a couple of minor scuffs on the top and bottom edge, no major marks. The sides have a couple of light scuffs near the jack and rear strap pin, nothing nasty. The front is pretty clean, just a couple of dimples near the jack and some play wear on the guard and horn. Overall: excellent condition (9/10)
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electronics tested and working properly. The frets are in great shape, 9/10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh 11/49 Moonshiners strings.