Danelectro 1990's U-1
Danelectro was one of the more widely available and well known manufacturers from the mid 20th century, known for their inexpensive guitars and amplifiers that were used by many artists across all genres. Founded in 1947, the company manufactured two main brands of guitars mainly made of Masonite and poplar, Danelectro and Silvertone (for Sears). Despite their popularity, the company eventually closed in 1969, after having made a considerable percentage of many people in the nation's first guitars.
In the 1990's the company name was bought by the Evets Corporation, who ended up reissuing many of the guitars the company was known for, out of stronger materials and with much better QC, made in Korea to keep costs low, reflecting the original ethos of the company name.This U1 from around 1990-93 is a great example of that.
This guitar plays and sounds great, with the single 'lipstick' pickup sounding jangly in all the right ways. The body is chambered, most likely an MDF style wood substitute, and the neck is comfortable and plays great. No serial number, comes with the original gig bag.