In [this blog](http://www.polymathperspective.com/?p=3900) about the making of Eno & Hyde's 2014 album *Someday World*, Karl's guitars are depicted--including what looks to be a modified 59 DC. Customizations appear to include a Telecaster-style ashtray bridge assembly; single-coil pickup in the bridge position; a P90 pickup in the neck position; and the pickup selector switch seems to have been relocated so that it sits between and slightly above the volume and tone knobs. Additionally, the pickguard has been removed.more
> Before we started these sessions, Buzz gave me this gold sparkle Danelectro, which is beautiful. Some people are a little weird about them because they’re really light and not the typical rock guitar, but it sounds really cool. So, for my guitar parts, I plugged straight into the amps, which were a Verellen head and my Orange Rockerverb 100. The Verellen stuff is great, I love them.more
With a set of DR Black Beauties coated black strings it sounds very ballsy. The guitar came new and needed very little attention before getting it ready for playing. My original thoughts of it as a joke guitar were changed immediately after cranking the volume and setting it loose. It has great tone and the action lets it sail from end to end. It will begin earning your respect and you'll start fawning over it like a 59' Les Paul.
This is a very fun guitar to play-the neck action is great, but the pots are very fussy and mine needed some work almost immediately. The sound variations are somewhat limited, but I don't think there is any other guitar that sounds quite like the Danelectro. Being that they are so inexpensive, I guess you can forgive it for the not so great quality control.
This is a re-issued i got in 1998. Smashed up a bit and I use duct tape to fix it. and it still sounds ok, considering it is semi-hollow, Light in weight, tone is impeccable, and you only get that from a danelectro.
Mine is the 2nd generation reissue Chinese made one with asymmetric headstock, and non-stacked pots. It has a burgundy color that made me call it the Dr. Pepper guitar. It came for a price I could not resist, and thought I’d keep it in the trunk for the worst scenario. Surprisingly, after some cleaning and setup, the thing not only looks good, but plays good and sounds well enough for a 200 $ axe.The straight maple neck has a comfortable profile depth , maybe at its width some more real estate could come handy, which makes it a twang guitar, rather than a two note-bend guitars. Has a nice sustain with a flat fretboard, that makes it highly suitable for slide. I tend to tune it to open G and fiddle with Muddy Waters riffs for hours. The bridge PU alone sound a bit thin, the neck a bit too dark, but the two provide a nice balanced sound when engaged together. A blend wiring could be very useful for this kind of guitar. It has a unique sound without any added effects, I believe it will serve me well as an open mike / backup or canyoulenda guitar.