Danelectro Electric Bass Guitar

Description (Brief)
This electric bass guitar was made by Danelectro in Red Bank, New Jersey around 1958. Danelectro was founded by Nathan Daniel in 1947 and manufactured amplifiers for Sears, Roebuck and Company and Montgomery Ward. In 1954, the company started producing the Danelectro lines of solid-body electric guitars and amplifiers. Two years later, Danelectro introduced the six-string electric bass. This U-2 model with double pickup sold in a 1956 Danelectro catalog for $100.00
Jazz guitarist John “Buck” Pizzarelli played this guitar up until the time he donated it to the museum in 2005.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1958
Pizzarelli, John "Bucky"
overall: 110.3 cm x 33.7 cm; 43 7/16 in x 13 1/4 in
overall: 43 3/4 in x 13 1/8 in x 2 5/8 in; 111.125 cm x 33.3375 cm x 6.6675 cm
place made
United States: New Jersey, Red Bank
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Music & Musical Instruments
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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