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Danelectro releases '59DC short-scale bass

Danelectro '59DC
(Image credit: Danelectro)

Danelectro has revealed details of its new short-scale bass guitar model, the '59DC – the company reckons it's a "halfway house" between an electric guitar and a full-scale bass.

Available in Black Metalflake, Copper and Vintage Cream finishes, the '59DC's chief features include that 29.75" scale length; a semi-hollow, double-cutaway shorthorn body shape; and Danelectro's own high-output Alnico Lipstick pickups – which can be controlled via its single volume and tone controls and three-way selector switch.

The model also features a C-shaped neck profile with a bolt-on design, and a 24-fret fingerboard.

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Danelectro '59DC

Danelectro '59DC in Black Metalflake (Image credit: Danelectro)
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Danelectro '59DC

Danelectro '59DC in Copper (Image credit: Danelectro)
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Danelectro '59DC

Danelectro '59DC in Vintage Cream (Image credit: Danelectro)

The bass also boasts milestone visual touches that celebrate the company's legacy, including its 'coke-bottle' headstock and seal-shaped scratchplate.

Modern additions include vintage-style smooth-geared tuners, a precision-cut aluminum nut and a fully adjustable bridge.

The '59DC is available soon for $539. For more information, head to Danelectro.

Sam Roche

Sam is a Staff Writer at Guitar World, also creating content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.