Danelectro 1959 Shorthorn DC w/ Vintage MIJ HSC (1958-59, Pontiac Fire Glo Copper)


Danelectro 1959 Shorthorn DC w/ Vintage MIJ HSC (1958-59, Pontiac Fire Glo Copper)


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Here for sale is a 1959 Danelectro Double Cut Shorthorn that has been loved and treated VERY well. These were made in the U.S. and were the pinnacle Sears and Roebuck guitar in the late 50s and early 60s. 

This guitar was originally black, but I got the story from the original owner. He was only the guitar’s second owner, and he bought it from the original owner. He said the first owner wanted the copper one, so he took it to work to the Pontiac factory in Detroit in the early 1970s and sprayed it Pontiac Fire Glo Copper that is SUPER close to the original copper color. 

Everything is original except for the tuners. The tuners are Gibson Deluxe Kluson style tuners. They are assuredly an upgrade from the original tuners, which were notoriously loose and bad at holding tune. 

The action is amazing. Super low and comfortable. Really, the way this thing plays and how amazing it sounds, you would never know it was over 60 years old. The neck wear is the kind of “relic” that people pay hundred$ for in the boutique market. Absolutely beautiful.

In all honesty, I am not really wanting to sell it — If I didn’t have so much invested in it, I don’t think that I would sell it. As consequence, lowball offers will not be entertained on this listing. You are going to have to sweet talk me to get thing out of my mitts!

As always, I cleaned it up, polished the finish, oiled the board, flushed the electronics, changed the strings and set the action as low as I could. Should last another 60+ years now! This guitar has a vintage Japanese hard shell case from the 1970s. Additionally, I pack my guitars up tight and insure every package for the full sale amount, so you can buy with confidence.

This guitar is one of the guitars that got me into buying and restoring guitars. Truly an amazing instrument.

Got questions? Shoot me a message, I love nerding out with other gearheads!

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1959 Shorthorn DC


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