Danelectro 56 U2 Surf Green Burst 1998
Danelectro 56 U2, made in Korea late 90s, surf green burst. This is awesome! Dan fans tend to be big fans; once you pop it's hard to stop. The combo of a masonite body and lipstick pickups makes for a unique and super punchy tone; it's got a lot of tonal mojo. The neck is comfy, moderate in profile and perfectly straight, plus the super light body rings enthusiastically in the hands... it feels great. You can still get this model in black, but the surf green to creamy yellow fade is a limited time finish that popped up briefly in the late 90s. This one had a few stickers on arrival, so it's got a few fade marks around the body to add some charm where they've been removed. It took ages to get them off; you're welcome. This will look great on your wall or on stage... it's surely a delicious little smashed avo.
Model: Danelectro 56 U2
Made: Korea, 1998 approx (unsure on exact year; no serial)
Finish: surf green burst, 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 coils
Case: basic gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: minor cosmetic wear. Headstock has a pair of chips on the end. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, no major marks. The back has widespread minor surface scratches and scuffs, no major marks though. The sides have a couple of dimples near the jack and on the elbow area; there's also a bend in the vinyl in the top corner. The front has a small chip on the bottom horn, a bunch of sticker fade marks around the knobs and top horn and some play wear near the neck pickup. Overall: very good condition (8/10)
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 good shape, little wear but heaps of height left; 8/10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh 11/49 Moonshiners strings.