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Circa 1963

Danelectro Pro 1 made in Neptune, NJ, 1963, brown finish silver flecks, 1 pickup. This is a Pro 1 made by Danelectro of Neptune, NJ in 1963. It has a solid center construction with a Masonite top and back on a pine frame and an offset waist body. This Danelectro Pro 1 also features a brown lacquer finish with silver flecks, white vinyl binding on the body, an angular, white baked Melamine pickguard on which all of the electronics are mounted, white plastic knobs, a stamped one piece nickel plated metal bridge/tailpiece, one lipstick tube pickup, and two aluminum strap pins. The Danelectro Pro 1 models were only produced in the years 1963 and 1964. This rare beauty still looks and sounds fantastic after over 53 years. Its thin neck and flat fingerboard makes riffing and chording a breeze. With its fast action and terrific tone, this guitar plays and sounds terrific.Description from

This guitar is 100% original and it is in very good condition. The finish is very clean. There is only a very small amount of paint wear near the bottom edges and the edges on the side next to the binding, which is in good condition but has darkened a little with age. One small piece of grounding wire tape has been attached from under the pickguard to the tailpiece/bridge to decrease the single coil hum. It is a beautiful guitar that plays nicely and sounds sweet.
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The opened-back 2x3 inline tuners with white plastic buttons, are in very good working condition. All of the tuners are smooth and hold the pitch well.
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It has a straight, bolt-on neck with a brown finish on the back matching the body, circular plastic inlays on a rosewood fretboard, a metal nut, 18 frets a 23.5" scale. The headstock, featuring a brown lacquer finish matching the body's and a vertical logo, has a little wear on the top edges. There is also one very small, slight ding on the back of the neck that does not impede playing. The neck is kept straight with a metal rod. With its fast action, this neck feels fantastic under your fingers.
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This guitar has one single coil lipstick tube style pickup with a strong, clear, bell-like, crisp tone that becomes warmer with the tone knob. It sounds sweet clean or with distortion. This guitar is suitable for rock, blues, country, rockabilly, soul, funk, and jazz. This guitar has one volume and one tone pot. Both are clean sounding and in great working order.
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The Dimensions are:
    Overall length: 36"Description from
    Body width: 13"
    Body thickness: 1 11/16" with neck 2"Description from
    Scale: 23.5" approx.
    Width of the nut: 1 5/8" (depth 7/8")
    String height at 12th fret: 1/16"
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Danelectro Pro 1 Item #: d2085 ON HOLD

Danelectro Pro 1 made in Neptune, NJ, 1963, brown finish with solver flecks, 1 pickup

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