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NDD-NEW DANOCASTER DAY...Meet Rosie!

joeybsyc

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This beauty arrived on my doorstep this morning, and I've been working on trying to sell some other gear all day to try to pay for it... but It'll all be worth it. What a gorgeous strat she is! Nicely aged (but not over-aged) Burgundy Mist with a similarly aged green guard... but the coolest part of her has to be the neck! I believe this is the first bound neck Strat Dan has ever done, and is actually the main reason i "HAD" to have it. I have an original 66 Jaguar with pearl dots and binding that I love, and when i first saw this strat I knew it would have to one day be mine... well, today that goal was met.

Unlike most other Dano's, this one not only "looks" like a vintage '65, it actually has the specs to match, with vintage frets, 7.25 radius, raw vintage tremolo springs, and a neck profile that seems to be spot-on from an original '65. I've only had the chance to play it a short while so far, but the Rocketfires souhd sooo good. This isn't my first dance with a Dano, and while each one has a personality of its own, the common ground that ties them all together are these pickups. Not a bad position out of 5, seriously! Plus with the bridge p/u wired to the tone pot it suddenly creates one of the coolest strat tones ever! Anyhow, just wanted to share my excitement a little, and share a few pics for those of you who may be interested... Anyone who's never played or owned one of these needs to glue themselves to their computers for about a week and strike when you see one for sale... Just amazing looking, feeling, playing, and sounding guitars... :aok























and a couple of Dan's original photos, which of course are way nicer than mine!







 
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hank

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That is a spectacular guitar joey! Obviously, the bound neck really sets it off. The Rocketfires more than get the job done in my '62 Oly White Danocaster.

Congrats on another fine guitar! :aok
 

Jahn

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Now that's a Livin' Lovin' Maid! Congrats!
 

johnjd52

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Thats a great looking guitar.I see a lot of these on here and wonder do they have the feel of an old guitar. lookwise I think they are the most authentic looking of the relics I have seen.
 

A-Bone

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Gorgeous, gorgeous instrument! Enjoy (although I have no doubt that you will).
 

joeybsyc

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Thanks guys... I've had a chance to play with it a little this evening, and while I can't honestly say I've ever played a "real" 1965 Strat, I do have a couple of mid 60's Jaguars, and the neck/frets/and general "feel" of the guitar has a definite "oldness" to it, if that makes any sense. I believe this is totally a result of the neck being done to "true vintage" specs.. in addition to the "well worn" feel of the neck that only Dan seems to get right. Vintage frets definitely play totally different than modern jumbos, or even 6105's, and the tight radius takes some getting used to if you've been playing a 9.5" radius or bigger for awhile, but after a little time with it it begins to feel "right", and is quite an enjoyable experience.

I generally like my string action a bit on the high side to begin with, and with old-school frets it makes for a totally unique feel. I know this thing would sound amazing in the hands of a better player than myself, but at the same time it makes me WANT to play more, and better... There was a thread awhile back about if you "deserve" top shelf gear if you're not a top shelf player, and while I don't know if i "deserve" guitars this good, I definitely know I love them. I actually have several of these Danocasters, as well as a bunch of other guitars, but when I pick up one of these they make me feel like I'm playing better...sorta like new tennies made you run faster when you were a kid... maybe (and likely) totally in your head, but if it makes you feel good about what you're doing and makes you want to do it better, then it can't be a bad thing!
 

joeybsyc

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Here she is with her older brother...my Sonic Blue '64 Danocaster, and until today I was sure it had no equal. Now I'm trying hard to not pick favorites...:console




 




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