Danelectro Electric Bass Guitar

Description:

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.

Date Made: ca 1958

User: Pizzarelli, John "Bucky"Maker: Danelectro

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New Jersey, Red Bank

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Credit Line: Gift of John "Bucky" Pizzarelli

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2006.0004.02Accession Number: 2006.0004Catalog Number: 2006.0004.02

Object Name: guitar

Measurements: overall: 110.3 cm x 33.7 cm; 43 7/16 in x 13 1/4 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-228b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1301424

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