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Danelectro Hodad Second Hand Black Sparkle Electric Guitar with Bigsby

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We have just traded in a Danelectro Hodad Second Hand Black Sparkle Electric Guitar with Bigsby. it is in great condition and priced to sell. Check it out at Music Park's Perth shop

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AUD799.00
Danelectro Hodad Second Hand Black Sparkle Electric Guitar with Bigsby
Danelectro Hodad Second Hand Black Sparkle Electric Guitar with Bigsby at Music Park
Danelectro Hodad Second Hand Black Sparkle Electric Guitar with Bigsby in Perth

When Danelectro started building instruments again in 1998 (Danelectro plant was closed in 1969) they mainly revived the original Nat Daniel designs from the 50s and 60s.

In 1999 the Hodad guitar was the first modern Danelectro not to revisit the past original Nat Daniel designs. The Hodad was a new Danelectro model that looked like it borrowed its body shape from Mosrite (used by The Ventures back in the 60’s) an equally eccentric American guitar maker. It has a retro “surf guitar” look and sported a Dano branded Bigsby tail piece. Production for these was done in Korea (not China like some of the others).

Made in limited numbers from 1999 to 2001 they were originally sold as “The Ultimate Surf Guitar.” The Hodad were also offered in a 12-string and a bass model. The ones sporting the “D” branded Bigsby are more rare.

Danelectro also used the name “Hodad” for some of their small battery powered amps. Danoelectro reissued the Hodad 6 string (without Bigsby) in 2012.

Interestingly, “Hodad” is actually a slang word that actually means a nonsurfer who frequents surfing beaches and pretends to be a surfer or a person that is a very poor surfer. A bit of Danelectro naming humor? Pretty different and unique Dano for sure. Well I don’t surf, but love surf music…

The original 1999 Hodad has a different shaped headstock that is more Mosrite shaped then the current reissue Hodad models that have the classic “coke bottle” Danelectro shape. The original model has a 21 fret rosewood neck is a bit beefy, light radius and a more pronounced back angle for the headstock. It has the standard 25-inch Dano scale with a satin feel on back. The tuners are Gotoh with the truss-rod adjuster is located on the body end. The newer models have vintage Kluson copies with truss rod adjuster at the headstock. The 1999 Honda’s nut is graphite not the usual trademark Danelectro aluminum. The adjustable bridge also has rollers. This helps with string-snagging issues with the Bigsby tailpiece.


In the beach communities in the 50’s one was either a hodad or a surfer. Hodad’s wore a very specific style of clothing…..black shoes, jeans, and a t-shirt (preferably white). They were NOT posers, and wouldn’t be caught dead hangin’ with a surfer. aka…low riders

This original 1999 Hodad has a different shaped headstock that is more Mosrite shaped then the current reissue Hodad models that have the classic “coke bottle” Danelectro shape. The original model has a 21 fret rosewood neck is a bit beefy, light radius and a more pronounced back angle for the headstock. It has the standard 25-inch Dano scale with a satin feel on back. The tuners are Gotoh with the truss-rod adjuster is located on the body end. The newer models have vintage Kluson copies with truss rod adjuster at the headstock. The 1999 Honda’s nut is graphite not the usual trademark Danelectro aluminum. The adjustable bridge also has rollers. This helps with string-snagging issues with the Bigsby tailpiece.

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