The Danelectro Shorthorn
line of guitars are a dual cutaway hollow bodied
design, made of Masonite
. The original models were introduced in 1959 to replace the U model
guitars, and were in production until the closure of the Danelectro company in 1969.
There have been multiple re-issues of this line of guitars, the first two being the 59DC
with two pickups and DC-3
with three pickups, sold between 1998 and 2001. The 59 Dano
followed in 2007 and the 59-DC
The Shorthorn range comes in one, two and three pickup models, and has the "Coke Bottle Style" classic headstock, hollowed body cavity, and a seal shaped pick guard with two concentric
"stacked" tone/volume knobs (non-stacked on some reissues).
The Danelectro Convertible
was a hollow-bodied thinline acoustic/electric guitar based on the Shorthorn. It had a conventional round sound hole
with a lipstick pickup mounted diagonally across the hole. The Convertible name comes from the ability to play it unplugged as an acoustic guitar or plugged in as an electric guitar. The jack to accommodate the cable is located inside the guitar's strap holder on the bottom of the guitar body. The Convertible has the double cutaway shape used on Danelectro's DC series of guitars
The Convertible was originally produced in the 1960s. It was offered as a re-issue between 1998 and 2001. The guitar is currently not being produced.
The Convertible had a fixed bridge
and a separate......