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On his [official website](http://www.colinewman.com/studio.html), Colin Newman of [Colin Newman & Corrado Izzo](http://equipboard.com/band/colin-newman-corrado-izzo), [Wire](http://equipboard.com/band/wire), [Githead](http://equipboard.com/band/githead), and [Spigel*Newman*Colin*Malka](http://equipboard.com/band/spigel-newman-colin-malka), lists a Danelectro Baritone guitar as an instrument used at his *Swim Studio*.more
Mine was dark red, a '98, I think, definitely late '90s, anyway.My mom bought me it for my 17th birthday. It was $500 from a now-defunct retailer in Saint John, NB. One of the best $500 ever spent on me, that's for sure. You need to use both pickups because of how it's wired; honestly, the selector switch is completely redundant. The instrument has punch, twang, and low-end for days. Playing it makes you realize why Grady Martin and Duane Eddy loved them. This all having been said, probably not your best bet for metal. It sounds more like fuzz bass kicked into OD. I think a seven- or eight-string guitar would suit metal better.