Up for sale, a 2020 Danocaster Double Cut S-Style in like-new condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original signed hangtag and padded Dano gigbag. As one of the premier relic guitar builders in the USA, Danocaster creates vintage-faithful replicas with modern, player-friendly features and a host of premium components.
Lightweight and well-balanced at 7lbs 4oz, the tonewood complement includes a maple neck, dark slab rosewood fingerboard, and a two-piece alder body finished in relic'd Nicotine Blonde nitro lacquer. The pickups are a handwound set of Rocketfire 60s, and via the five-way pickup selector switch these traditional alnico magnet single coils offer an array of lively and articulate sounds. From sparkling cut in the bridge position to quacky "in-between" settings, to the bell-like chime and girthy cut of the neck pickup (exquisite for solo work), this Double Cut checks all the essential Strat boxes. Professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, this Danocaster is ready for stage and studio work.
The neck has a medium C, 60s-style profile carve with full shoulders and rolled fretboard edges, measuring .830" deep at the 1st fret and .945" at the 12th. The thick slab rosewood fretboard is an extremely dark, tight-grained cut with clay dot inlay and a modern 9 1/2" radius. The 6125-size fretwire is just shy of medium jumbo with plenty of meat and crown, and the frets show zero wear. The nut measures 1.650" in width, and the headstock features aged Kluson-style tuning machines and the Danocaster logo.
On the body, the guitar features a matched set of uniformly aged plastic pickup covers and knobs, with the rounded pickup cover edges and knob tops synonymous with early Bakelite parts. It's a great look, with just enough factory aging to look tasteful and authentic, framed by a mint green pickguard. The vibrato was furnished by Raw Vintage for Danocaster, and this premium piece of kit is resonant and responsive, currently setup with four springs for a smooth, deliberate vibrato action. The Nicotine Blonde nitro lacquer finish is opaque (not transparent like a Fender Blonde), and the Danocaster relic treatment comprises finish checking, simulated wear, and general weathering to faithfully approximate a lovingly played vintage instrument. The neck profile is flawless, with the nitro gloss brought back to nearly bare maple to approximate natural palm wear as part of the relic.
The original hangtag signed by Dan and the Danocaster-branded heavy duty gigbag is included.