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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:46 pm    Post subject: Danelectro Guitarlin Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have always wanted a longhorn 6 string, but I only ever see them I'm bass.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hondo made on in the 80s













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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

whats the compartment on the back? behind the bridge?
i never realised these have 31 frets, seems a bit silly to me, but kinda cool in the same way.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="robert(ori]ginal)"]whats the compartment on the back? behind the bridge?{/quote

On the Hondo?It's the battery compartment for the built-in preamp

robert(ori]ginal) wrote:
i never realised these have 31 frets, seems a bit silly to me, but kinda cool in the same way.


It's a combination Guitar and Mandolin.Some info from Premier Guitar Magazine

"As its name implies, the Guitarlin was built to cover the typical guitar register plus the higher mandolin range, and the instrument’s deep double cutaways provided complete access to its unprecedented 31 frets.

The extended rosewood fretboard began with an aluminum nut, and the “Coke bottle” headstock was decorated with the vertical Danelectro logo. The headstock, neck, and body were all finished in a fetching cream-to-copper sunburst.


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The Guitarlin was a little too radical and awkward for most guitar players, so it didn’t sell very well and only about 200 were made between 1958 and 1968. The guitar is collectable today mostly due to its association with Link Wray, who used it on his recordings and tours in the late ’50s."
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was also an Italian copy called "Dynelectron".
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