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Both lines came with either 1 or 2 pickups, concealed under a baked melamine pickguard.Concentric stacked tone and volume knobs were used on the two pickup models only.The top and back was painted, but the sides were covered in a vinyl material to hide the unpainted poplar wood frame.
Just now they were adorned in lipstick tubes and mounted in cutouts in the masonite body.
In the top position, the tone control rolls off lows instead of highs, creating a sound similar to that of a bridge pickup.
On guitars with more than one pickup, Danelectro used "concentric" stacked knobs.
The very first Danelectro guitars were built beginning in 1954.
For many teen-agers, this was their first instrument. Guitars designed by Nathan Daniel (1912-1994) never reached the pantheon of instruments made by Fender, Gibson, and Martin.
All Silvertones and Danelectros were made entirely in the U. This was blamed on MCA's shift to selling instruments to individual guitar stores instead of jobbers (such as Sears).