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circa 1964

Danelectro Hand Vibrato 4021, semi-hollow body, electric guitar with 2 pickups in black circa 1964 This is a Danelectro Hand Vibrato model 4021, double-cutaway, electric guitar. It was made in Neptune New Jersey circa 1964. It has a black finish with two pickups. The neck is straight and all the electronics work properly. This is a very nice playing Danelectro guitar which will be appreciated mainly by players. But a collectors might want to restore it to it original condition which is just a matter of replacing the tuners, one strap pin, and the tremolo mechanism. The guitar is identical to the 3021 Jimmy Page played in the live Led Zep shows with the exception of the vibrato (missing) and the "batwing" headstock. It includes a gig bag.Description from

Very clean, finish has the usual nicks and minor dings of a forty year old guitar. The bridge has very minor pitting. White tolex binding in good shape. The tremolo arm and mechanism have been removed. So it is now a fixed bridge.Description from

2 x 2 Kluson Deluxe closed back, vintage-style tuners with plastic keys, in very good working order.

Batwing headstock, bolt-on, straight neck with dot inlays on rosewood fretboard, 21 frets, and 25" scale. Frets are in good condition. The back of the neck has playing wear. The headstock has playing wear and is missing the original strap pin at the very end. The headstock has beautiful raised letter Danelectro logo in extremely good condition.

2 Lipstick pickups - strong and good working order. The neck pickup is full and smooth sounding. The bridge is more twangy. Both together sound best because they're nice and bright. The stacked volume and tone controls for each pickup are both in proper working order.

The Dimensions are:
    Overall length: 38"
    Body width: 13 1/4"Description from
    Body thickness: 1 5/8" (with neck: 1 7/8")
    Scale: 24 7/8" (25" approx)
    Width of the nut: 1 5/8"
    String height at 12th fret: 1/16"

Here's the original description from the 1964 Danelectro catalog:


Danelectro's ingeniously simple design works smoothly, positively, accurately, and offers this plus feature: Vibrato arm bolts to either side of bridge and is operable on right or left, across the strings, or behind the bridge, for utmost freedom of choice. Gleaming black lacquer finish with white pickguard and trim.
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Model 4021 $120

Danelectro 4021 Item #: d2038 SOLD

Danelectro Hand Vibrato 4021, semi-hollow body, electric guitar with 2 pickups in black circa 1964

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