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.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at GuitarWorld.com from 2019 to 2023, and also created 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.