Convertible Model 5015 Guitars

1962 Danelectro Convertible Model 5015

Color: Woodgrain over white vinyl, Rating: 9.25, Sold (ID# 01661)
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Original 1962 Danelectro Convertible.


1962 Danelectro Convertible Model 5015.


This 13 1/4 inch-wide, 2 1/8 inch deep, double-cutaway (short-horn) hollow-body guitar weighs just 5.50 lbs. Masonite top with 2 1/4 inch diameter sound-hole. Masonite back over pine frame. Woodgrain (Kitchen-counter) body with white vinyl edging. Two metal strap buttons. One-piece poplar neck with a nut width of just over 1 5/8 inches, a scale length of 25.00 inches and a medium profile.  Three screw neck-to-body attachment with dual steel non-adjustable "Never Warp" truss rod system. Brazilian 'Slab' rosewood fretboard with aluminium nut with 21 original medium frets, white plastic position dot markers and silver side dot markers. 'Coke-Bottle' shaped headstock with "Danelectro" vertically silk-screened in brown. Open-back Kluson Ideal G-132 three-a-side strip tuners with oval white plastic buttons. Single  "Lipstick-Tube / Split-Shell" pickup with alnico bar magnets and an output of 2.93k. The pickup height can be adjusted via two screws on the sides of the sound-hole. Two controls (one volume, one tone). White plastic control knobs with 'ribbed' edges black 'dot' markers. Combination Brazilian rosewood bar bridge, aluminium 'trapeze' tailpiece secured to top by two screws. The serial number "2122" (21st week of 1962) is stamped in the neck pocket. This super-light 'Convertible 5015' guitar is in near mint (9.25) condition with just a few small marks on the edge of the headstock. Housed in a later Danelectro tweed gig-bag (9.25).

"The "5005" without pickup had decorative inserts fitted in the predrilled mounting holes that were easily removable should the optional pickup kit be installed." (Doug Tulloch. Neptune Bound. The Ultimate Danelectro Guitar Guide. p. 129).

The original Danelectro guitars from the fifties and sixties have been immortalized by such great and innovative guitarists including Syd Barrett (Pink Floyd) Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix.

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