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Danelectro 12 string thinline...huh?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:09 pm    Post subject: Danelectro 12 string thinline...huh? Reply with quote

While browsing the Guitar Center in Boston near Berklee I found something I thought was too good to be true, a Danelectro Thinline 12 String. I didn't get a chance to play it, but it looked pretty sweet. I tried to find more info about it, but Dano's website was less than helpful. I've got a Dano 12-string, so it's the last thing I need right now, but I just wanted to alert you all to its existence. For reference, here's one of the two pictures of it I could find anywhere:



Seems like a great idea, and it looked more solid than the average Danelectro to me. I can't say enough good things about the Dano 12 I've got now, and this looks like it could be even sweeter.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No such thing. The f-hole is painted on, it's a sticker or if not someone has hacked the hole out. The tuners are replacements too.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, these weren't offered in sunburst, so it could be a custom/refinished body.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

timhulio wrote:
No such thing.


iont know...


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to the page I found that from after a 2 second google search, that was a limited edition.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My bad! God that looks weird.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it a bit! the metallic 2-tone burst is kinda rad from that angle
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

at least it looks metallic in that pic
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

there's one of these at the guitar center in my city! and it plays and sounds awesome.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 1:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I played one today....made me miss my dano xii really bad...I like my vox, but the danos just ring out so nicely. Wish I could justify both.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nick wrote:
I played one today....made me miss my dano xii really bad...I like my vox, but the danos just ring out so nicely. Wish I could justify both.


Me too, but one 12 string is all I need now. The sunburst is gorgeous though, I like it more than the standard black and white.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that f still doesn't look real. having a thinline version would be cool, but ditch the boring f shape. it really drags down the dano look
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Soggasaurus wrote:
Nick wrote:
I played one today....made me miss my dano xii really bad...I like my vox, but the danos just ring out so nicely. Wish I could justify both.


Me too, but one 12 string is all I need now. The sunburst is gorgeous though, I like it more than the standard black and white.

i've owned a dc12, a fender strat 12, and a rickenbacker 620/12

the dano, price considered, is all you need imo
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

George wrote:
Soggasaurus wrote:
Nick wrote:
I played one today....made me miss my dano xii really bad...I like my vox, but the danos just ring out so nicely. Wish I could justify both.


Me too, but one 12 string is all I need now. The sunburst is gorgeous though, I like it more than the standard black and white.

i've owned a dc12, a fender strat 12, and a rickenbacker 620/12

the dano, price considered, is all you need imo


Agreed, however the flat out nicest xii I played was a Coronado XII.

But yeah that was over 4x the cost of the dano I sold George.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'd really like a DC-12, if i ever buy a 12 string it'd be one of those.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got lucky and found a pristine DC 12 at a yard sale. I wasn't even looking for a 12, it was just too nice to pass up. It's a shame there aren't more of the mid 90s reissues up for grabs, but I guess that just means no one's letting go of them.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The current Danelectro company has done a bunch of weird prototypes and test runs. I don't doubt it is real.

I had a folder on my old computer with pictures, there was hollow-body Jazzbox, a U shape with a resonator...
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 3:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

just came back from guitar center, i saw one of these there and was like "holy shit i need to play that right now" and i did and god damn that is a comfortable neck
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It seems that production of Danos came back to Korea and it is one of the reasons why prices grew up. They also have differences in the construction of the neck - headstock now has more historically accurate shallower angle and the neck in general became thinner
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

daftsupernova wrote:
just came back from guitar center, i saw one of these there and was like "holy shit i need to play that right now" and i did and god damn that is a comfortable neck


yeah it looks best on paper for me: slimmish D profile, 1.75" nut width, as well as a 15" radius (and of course feels best in application). it's basically a shred neck lol

it just wins for playing fingerpicky stuff up and down the neck
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