The Danelectro '59 12 string is a seriously fun electric guitar with swingin' 50s style!
The 59 Danelectro 12-string reissue electric guitar is based on a guitar first released in 1959 and sold through the mid-'60s. Just because this guitar is inexpensive and a bit wierd looking' doesn't mean the Danelectro 59 is not a serious instrument. The 59 Danelectro 12-string guitar features professional-level playability, intonation, and electronics with twin lipstick single-coil alnico-powered pickups, 3-way toggle switching, die cast tuners, and master volume and tone controls . The Danelectro 59 12-string's nut is made of aluminum and contributes to the twanginess and uniqueness of tone that the Danelectro guitar's were known for. In addition to sitting in a nut slot, the nut itself is screwed into the top edge of the fingerboard.
The 59 Danelectro 12-string is a guitar that will withstand the gigging-life and be instantly recognized by vetran musos thanks to high profile usage by the likes of Jimmy Page in Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd's Syd Barrett. Why are they called "lipstick" pickups? Because real lipstick tubes purchased from cosmetics makers were originally used to house the electronics!