Nathan Daniel started making Danelectro guitars in 1954 out of Masonite and plywood and featuring the signature lipstick tube pickup. Danos like Jimmy Page’s 59-DC were originally budget guitars, and many were distributed under the name Silvertone & Airline in different department stores. Starting in the 90s, the Danelectro name was reused a few times with reissues of classic modes like the U-2, Doubleneck, and Longhorn along with new pedals like the Cool Cat.