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Danelectro 3011 - Merle Haggard and Strangers
Made in 1962

Danelectro 3011, 1 pickup electric guitar semi-solid body black finsh white pickguard, binding, made in Neptune, NJ 1960 This guitar, the Standard from the Short Horn Series built between 1958 and 1966, is 100% original and has all of the classic features: black finish with a white seal shaped pickguard on which the controls and input are mounted; double cutaway semi-hollow body with a "Solid Center" construction consisting of a masonite top and back on a pine frame; one single coil lipstick tube-style pickup; Coke-bottle headstock; and a two-way adjustable chrome plated brass bridge with a Brazilian rosewood saddle; white vinyl binding on the body; two metal strap pins. This model is similar to and often confused with the two pickup 3021 model made famous by Jimmy Page. Purchased from his nephew, this particular guitar was owned by Jerry Ward who played with country music legend, Merle Haggard and the Strangers. This was his tour guitar from the 1960's through the 1980's. This guitar plays and sounds like a dream. You can feel and hear the sweetness that ripened within it over the years. It comes with a sturdy tour case. Get this classic while you can. Description from

CONDITION:Description from
It is in good condition and 100% original with some honest wear. There is mild arm playing finish wear on the front bottom bass side and a few tiny spots of wear on the back of the instrument. There is also some finish wear on the edges and side of the headstock and a few spots of wear on the back of the neck. The only modification is that the strap pin was moved to the back of the neck. Description from

TUNERS:Description from
The opened back 2x3 tuners with white plastic buttons are in very good working order.

NECK:Description from
Bolt-on, straight neck with plastic dot inlays on a Rosewood fretboard, 21 frets, a metal nut and 25" scale. The top three frets have some minor wear and the back of the neck has a few spots of finish wear but this done not affect the sound or playability of the instrument. The headstock has some wear along the edges and features the vertical silkscreened logo. The action is fast. The neck is kept straight with two metal rods.

PICKUPS:Description from
There is one single-coil lipstick tube-style pickup which is in good working order. The tone is clean and bright with some good bite perfect for a variety of styles including blues, rock, garage rock, country, and funk. This guitar has a three was switch for instantaneous tone selection.

The Dimensions are:Description from
    Overall length: 38 3/8"
    Body width: 13.25"Description from
    Body thickness: 1 11/16" (with neck: 2")
    Scale: 25"Description from
    Width of the nut: 1.75" (Depth at nut: .75")
    String height at 12th fret: 1/16"

Here's the description from the original Danelectro print ad:

These instruments embody basic design principles developed by Danelectro nearly ten years ago yet their popularity continues to grow year after year. These are the models which most acknowledged leadership for Danelectro in the field of fine guitars. Choice of two lacquer finishes with contrasting binding. Three position tone switch.
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Black Model 3011...................$75Description from
Bronze Model 3012.................$75
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Hard Shell Case No. 3842.........$30Description from
Zippered Canvas Bag No. 3836..$10
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Danelectro 3011, 1 pickup electric guitar semi-solid body black finsh white pickguard, binding, made in Neptune, NJ 1960