Danelectro Convertible Thinline Hollow Body Electric Guitar (1964)

Danelectro  Convertible Thinline Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1964)
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Item # 6364
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Danelectro Convertible Model Thinline Hollow Body Electric Guitar (1964), made in Neptune, NJ, formica with vinyl siding finish, masonite and pine body, poplar neck with rosewood fingerboard.

A nice example of the classic 1960's roundhole hollowbody Danelectro with a hollow body, single lipstick tube pickup in a round soundhole, formica top and back finish and vinyl siding. The neck is the standard Danelectro style with a vertical logo and openback Waverly strip tuners. This model was offered for sale both with or without a pickup (hence the name) and the electronics package was actually offered as a separate kit. The Convertible guitars do not have a solid center block like the Danelectro standard models and thus have more body response than any other Nathan Daniel design, and actually are a fairly functional acoustic guitar. These were the most basic Danelectro guitar offered (original list price with the pickup was $65.00) but have proved enduringly popular with a unique tone all their own, both plugged and unplugged. A few years back renowned singer/songwriter J.J. Cale was been seen using a Convertible extensively, inspiring new interest in this unusual Danelectro creation.
Overall length is 38 1/2 in. (97.8 cm.), 13 1/4 in. (33.7 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 2 in. (5.1 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 25 in. (635 mm.). Width of nut is 1 5/8 in. (41 mm.). Overall this guitar is quite clean and all has original fittings and finish. There is some slight chipping and very light wear overall, and two of the bass side tuner shafts are somewhat bent. This guitar had a noticable amount of the top sinkage typical to the model; the top has been re-inforced neatly with several small wood blocks under the bridge so it is completely stable now. The top still shows a noticeable wave in front of the bridge and there is a long crack to the formica covering just behind the bridge; that is the only major flaw but no longer a functional issue. Overall a nice playing example that plays well and sounds better-even acoustically-than it has any technical reason to! Excellent - Condition.