Danelectro Reissues Its Legendary Hodad Guitars And Basses For 2012

Published 12 years ago on July 4, 2012

By Guitar Interactive Magazine

Danelectro's classic Hodad model is back with a new set ofGuitar and Bass reissues.

Danelectro Hodad Guitars


Gloss Black

The new Hodads - all at £429 UKRRP - are available in Black, Blue Metallic and Red Metallic asguitars, and in Black and Blue Metallic as basses. Similar to theirpredecessors in looks and features, they all feature maple C-shapenecks with rosewood fingerboards - for that classic Dano feel -along with the unique masonite-topped body we all know and love,which produces a beautifully loud and brash tone acoustically andelectrically.

The pickups are of the classic Danelectro lipstick variety, withtwo single coils on the basses, and two pairs of lipsticks on theguitars (with a coil tap option available via a push/pull pot).These being Danelectros, the pickups are wired in series - asopposed to many other guitars, which are wired in parallel - soflick to the middle setting for a load of extra beef!

A joy to pick up and play, these new Hodads take Danelectro'sclassic looks and feel - and the vibe that has seduced superstarslike Jimmy Page, John Entwistle, MarkKnopfler and Jimi Hendrix over the years - and bringthem bounding into the present day as a uniquer proposition for21st century guitaristsand bassists. We defy you not to fall right under their spell theminute you pick them up!

Danelectro guitars, basses, amps and effects pedals aredistributed exclusively in the UK and Eire by John HornbySkewes & Co. Ltd. For more information, visit the JHSwebsite.

Danelectro Hodad guitar and bass specs:

Body: Double cutaway masonite
Construction: Hollow with solid centre core tape binding
Neck: Maple, C-Shape
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Inlays: Pearloid
Frets: Guitar 21/Bass 24
Tuners: Enclosed Kluson-style
Bridge: Adjustable
Guitar Pickups: 2 x Pairs of Lipsticks, alnico magnets -controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, 3-Way Selector, Push-Pull CoilTap
Bass Pickups: 2 x Single Lipsticks, alnico magnets - controls:2 Volume, 2 Tone
Hardware: Satin nickel


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