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Danelectro Dead-On ’67 Hornet

This guitar has taunted me at the local guitar shop for the past 4 months. I have not yet given in, but I have played it on numerous occasions,  and should I fall into a pit of money- it will be mine…

As I have established here, I am addicted to guitars with alternate body styles, and the Danelectro ’67  falls into that category. Somewhere in the family of the aforementioned Waterstone WWAS, this guitar screams out to be picked up.

A few technical details first:

  • Basswood body
  • C-shaped neck
  • 21 frets
  • Dual lipstick pickups
  • 2 volumes and 2 tone controls
  • 3-way pickup selector
  • Rosewood bridge with Tremolo tailpiece
  • Nickel hardware
  • Adjustable truss rod
  • Satin finish
  • Split pickguard

Ok- now that that is out of the way- This guitar sounds great- but honestly it feels like you could snap it in two if you were to look at it the wrong way. Extremely light, which could be a benefit, if it proved to stand up to the rigors of multiple gigs. That is an unknown here… so we will simply discuss the tone-

This guitar falls in line with a good Fender Squier. With a great amp you can make this little guy do what you need, especially if you are playing in the twangy realms of some garage rock and most americana.If you are a rocker needing a crushing distorted sound- look elsewhere, and you probably would not play something with lines this clean anyway.

To recap- for the price, this is a good extra guitar, but it will not replace your number one, or number two for that matter.

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  1. June 2, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    wow, it is like you’ve been reading my mind! I’ve been checking out a range of Danelectros recently and have had the same internal discussion about this guitar and the 56 model…. If you find the pit of money, let me know.

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