Danelectro Electric Bass Guitar

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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.
Location
Currently not on view
Credit Line
Gift of John "Bucky" Pizzarelli
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Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
ca 1958
ID Number
2006.0004.02
accession number
2006.0004
catalog number
2006.0004.02
Pizzarelli, John "Bucky"
Danelectro
place made
United States: New Jersey, Red Bank
Measurements
overall: 110.3 cm x 33.7 cm; 43 7/16 in x 13 1/4 in
National Museum of American History
Object Name
guitar