With its double cutaway, short-horn body design, the new Danelectro 59 Divine 6 string guitar, pays homage to the now legendary ‘Deluxe’ model first launched back in 1959, and another perfect example of why this iconic brand still remains as one of the most popular styles of electric guitar.
This hot reissue retains many of the original stylish features, while upgrades include a pair of Vintage 50’s single coil lipstick pickups with original USA wiring. Like the originals back in the 1950’s, the company’s flagship tone is enhanced with sand-cast and then sand-blasted Alnico 6 magnets housed within thin wall 80/20 brass/zinc tubes, delivering a warm open low-end, searing mids and even more high-end classic Dano chime and clarity.
It goes without saying, the 59 Divine, with a slick neck and smooth 21 fret rosewood fingerboard, plays like a dream, while a fully adjustable bridge, precision cut bone nut and straight string pull to Gotoh vintage 15:1 machine heads, offers accurate tuning and intonation.
We’ve left the cosmetics until last, as it’s not just the symbolic sparkly clean jangle that inspires so many guitar players around the world to own a Danelectro, it is of course the cool looks and the unmistakable art-deco guise.
The new ’59 Divine is available in 3 stunning finishes, Dark Walnut top and back, Flame Maple top and back, or Fresh Cream top and back, each off set with front and back cream body bindings, cream/brown stacked pointer volume/tone controls and cream headstock.
The original Danelectro ‘Deluxe’ was there at the beginning and arguably one of the first electric guitars that helped start the birth of rock and roll, the new 59 Divine just lifts the whole concept, perfect for a host of styles from surf to country, rockabilly to blues to rock.
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