Danelectro '59M-NOS+ Black 2015
Danelectro '59, made in Korea recently, black. I really didn't know what to expect when I first got this, and I was extremely pleasantly surprised. First up, it's light as a feather, and the neck is perfectly slim and comfy. The tuners and bridge are really good, they're sturdy and work perfectly. The build quality is really good, everything is very tidy and it all feels 'just right'. The lipstick pickups really sing; the tone sits somewhere in the vicinity of a Tele but with a whole lot of openness and warmth, it's very sweet. The signature masonite body is comfortable and resonant, and the shape really nails the vintage aesthetic. These come in some pretty outrageous finishes, but the classic tuxedo look is very classy and certainly the versatile choice. This is a very good guitar, it'll surprise and amaze for a long while to come!
Model: Danelectro '59M-NOS+
Made: Korea, 2014-16 (unsure on exact year, serial 043803)
Finish: gloss black, single ply white guard
Body: poplar frame and centre block, masonite top and back
Neck: maple, rosewood board, slim-C profile
Pickups: Danelectro new-old-stock lipstick single coils
Case: very basic gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: Minor cosmetic wear. There's a couple of extremely minor dimples on the body and some play-wear on the guard, aside from that, barely a nudge. 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 good shape, they're barely used, 9/10 for life left. Wearing fresh 11/49s, ready to roll.