The single cutaway reissue Danelectro® ‘57, is another superb guitar that reflects Nathan Daniel’s innovation and his pragmatic touch of genius within electric guitar designs from the 1950’s.
The Danelectro ‘57 retains the vintage touches of the original 50’s U2 model (which will now cost more than your first car) making it one of the most sought after cool electric guitars for collectors, and for players who want a versatile guitar with great looks, exceptional playability and tones that suit many styles including blues, jazz, country, surf, pop and rock.
The clear see-through scratchplate with ‘D’ motif and perimeter strip is a must, along with the legendary coke bottle headstock, 3-aside vintage machine heads with aged cream buttons offset with a cream truss rod cover and cream vinyl body edging.
Cream is also the theme for what has often been described as ‘television type’ stacked volume and tone controls, delightfully worded in early catalogues as offering volume and ‘tone shading’.
Tone indeed, as the ‘57 also features the company’s flagship Vintage 50’s Lipstick® pickups, renowned for their ultra-clear clarity and sparkle in both neck and bridge positions operable via the 3-way selector switch, and the much loved and seriously addictive, syrupy punch and jangle in position two.
The single cutaway solid spruce framed body allows easy access to the bolt-on maple neck and all 21 frets, where the natural lustre of a pau ferro fingerboard offers a fast, sleek action. With a fully adjustable six point chrome bridge, the Danelectro ‘57 offers accurate tuning stability, intonation and increased sustain.
Whilst only in production between 1956-58 the original U2 was there at the beginning, and arguably one of the first electric guitars that helped start the birth of rock and roll. The reissue Danelectro ‘57 replicates a milestone in guitar history, an electric guitar that over the decades has been seen in the hands of some of the world’s most influential guitar players that have ever strapped on a guitar.
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Order before 2pm, Monday to Friday, for same-day dispatch of in-stock orders. Very heavy items such as pianos may take longer to deliver. In-stock orders placed over the weekend will be dispatched on Monday. Estimated delivery times for out of stock items are to be used as a guide only, these items may take longer than estimated to arrive. While we try our best to ensure rapid delivery of your order, delays may occur which are outside our control, and delivery of large or bulky items, or to remote or non-mainland addresses may take longer than estimated.
Most UK deliveries are shipped by our trusted courier, DPD. You'll receive an email with a delivery day, tracking and a one hour estimated delivery window on the morning of delivery. While we can't specify the time of the delivery, if it's not convenient, you can arrange directly with DPD for an alternative delivery date or request the parcel be left with a neighbour.
For heavier items, we usually ship UK deliveries by TNT. You will receive an email with tracking details when we ship your order.
Delivery to mainland UK addresses is free on all orders over £149. Delivery charges are based on the size and weight of your order and, in some cases, your location. A standard next working day carriage charge for UK mainland addresses is shown on the shopping basket page, but you can change delivery service later in the checkout.
We use a few different delivery couriers, depending on the items being sent, your location, and the delivery service you've chosen:
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Delivery charges displayed apply to most UK mainland addresses. Deliveries to Northern Ireland, UK non-mainland, and European addresses will cost more, and carriage charges will be shown at the checkout before you place your order. Free delivery offers may not apply to some remote/Scottish Highlands addresses.
There are currently delays for all returns processing due to extra safety procedures. Thanks for your patience during this difficult time.
It doesn't happen often, but occasionally an item can get damaged on the way to you. Don't worry! If your order is received either damaged or faulty, just let us know, preferably using the returns request form within 30 days of receiving the item, and we'll arrange for it its return and for a replacement or refund.
You can return most items bought online or by phone within 14 days for a refund (provided that it is unused and returned to us in New Condition – including packaging). You will need to return the item at your own expense. When we receive the goods back undamaged and with the correct packaging we will refund the cost of the goods.
Software or products that include software that needs to be registered are not eligible for this 14 day return period if opened and installed, and due to hygiene reasons we can't accept certain used in-ear headphones, microphones or harmonicas.
The repair procedure for items which are under guarantee varies from manufacturer to manufacturer - please refer to the documentation which accompanied your purchase or complete the returns request form and we will advise you of the appropriate process.