Danelectro 56 Baritone...opinions

sloppychops

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I'm looking again at getting a baritone and the Dano 56 is my choice for several reasons: Price, weight, and most of all--twang. If you own one, or used to own one, I'd appreciate your opinions on this guitar.
 

VintageSG

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I own a Danelectro guitar and will never part with it.
I have twanged a Danelectro baritone. I didn't know I wanted a baritone until that moment.
Danelectro. Looks, sound, playable, sturdy, light - the good points. The bad?, I'll get back to you.

Do it.

Other opinions are available. Their validity requires confirmation.
 

bgmacaw

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I have the 63 model, not the 56. I got it used at GC at a considerable discount because it had been modded. The mod was an expensive Jeff Senn bridge replacement. If there is/was a weak point on these guitars, it's the wooden bridge but it looks like they've corrected this in the newer models.

I string mine with D'Addario Chromes 12s. I like the flatwound sound.

Danelectrobaritone63.jpg
 




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