Other than looking AWESOME, The 56-U3 has that classic mojo that everyone from surf guitarists to Jimmy Page loved.
Danelectro had a resurgance in the 90s in particular with alternative and indie rock guitarists. This guitar was a present that i received in '98. Its a total workhorse. always stays in tune and has "that sound". It's also a great option for slide if you set the action a little higher
The "Select-O-Matic" switching also allows for 7 different tonal options which makes it pretty versatile.
The 'blow" switch is also a cool feature that lets you use all three pickups simultaneously. In this setting you are hearing all 3 lipstick¨ pickups wired in series.
Additional features: Gotoh tuning machines adjustable bridge individually adjustable string saddles Average weight = 6.8 lbs.