The guitar above is Danelectro’s reissued Hodad guitar and I think it looks pretty cool, I’m not a fan of the slim headstock but I think the asymmetrical body design is nice and paired Danelectro lipstick pickups give it a very unique look. These pickups have a coil tap option available via a push/pull pot too for classic single coil tones. They are wired in series – as opposed to many other guitars, which are
wired in parallel – so flick to the middle setting for a load of extra beef!
The new Hodads – all at £429 UK RRP – are available in Black, Blue Metallic and Red Metallic as guitars, and in Black and Blue Metallic as basses. Similar to their predecessors in looks and features, they all feature maple C-shape necks with rosewood fingerboards – for that classic Dano feel – along with the unique masonite-topped body we all know and love, which produces a beautifully loud and brash tone acoustically and electrically.
Danelectro guitars, basses, amps and effects pedals are distributed exclusively in the UK and Eire
by John Hornby Skewes & Co. Ltd. For more information, visit the JHS website.
Danelectro Hodad guitar specs:
Body: Double cutaway masonite
Construction: Hollow with solid centre core tape binding
Neck: Maple, C-Shape
Tuners: Enclosed Kluson-style
Pickups: 2 x Pairs of Lipsticks, alnico magnets – controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, 3-Way
Selector, Push-Pull Coil Tap
Danelectro at JHS: