Flake news: Danelectro debuts the Metalflake-finished ‘59M NOS+

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Danelectro has introduced the ‘59M NOS+ electric guitar in fresh Red and Orange Metalflake finishes, celebrating the flagship model‘s 60th anniversary.

In addition to the new all-over finish (matching headstock sparkle included), the new model sports NOS+ lipstick pickups for “enhanced highs, punchier mids and solid lows.”

Other features include a short-horn double-cutaway lightweight Masonite body, Coke-bottle headstock and fully adjustable recessed bridge.

There’s also a white "seal" shaped designed scratchplate, dual-concentric volume and tone controls and a three-way selector switch.

The ‘59M NOS+ Metalflake is available for $499 at Danelectro (opens in new tab), and follows the recent launch of the Ice Gray-finished ‘64XT.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.