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BRAND: Danelectro

MODEL: '59 DC Long Scale Bass

FUNCTION: 4-String Electric Bass

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This listing is for a Late 1990's Made in Korea, Danelectro '59 DC Long Scale 4-String Electric Bass in Silver Sparkle.

This item comes from the personal recording and touring arsenal of composer duo Wendy & Lisa (also known as Girl Brothers) and Prince's band, The Revolution.

Techno Empire is selling a number of cherished pieces from their collection directly on their behalf.


  • Serial #019906775
  • Year: Late 1990's
  • Made In Korea
  • Finish/Color: Silver Sparkle 
  • Weight: 6 lbs
  • Nut Width:1 11/16" (42mm)
  • Scale Length: 34"
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 20
  • General Neck Shape: C
  • Pickup Configuration/Output: Dual "Lipstick"
    • Neck - 3.74 kOhm
    • Bridge - 3.79 kOhm
  • Knob and Switch Configuration: 2 x Stacked Volume/Tone 
  • Bridge: Rosewood Single Saddle 

ACCESSORIES INCLUDED: This item includes an original Tweed-style Gig Bag. Otherwise, it comes as seen in photos, and does not include any additional accessories.

PHYSICAL CONDITION: Very Good - The bass shows very few signs of use or wear and looks great for its age. There is  some very light fret wear and the edges of the fretboard have softened from playing. On the body, there are a couple spots on top that have slightly dulled from playing wear, although, they can only be seen when viewing the bass at certain angles. The bridge has become slightly curved and a super tiny piece of the wood saddle has chipped off. Otherwise, the bass looks great, is structurally solid and in very good physical condition. 

WORKING CONDITION: Very Good - The bass sounds great. It is super easy to play up and down the neck with only a light touch, although the bass can keep up with heavier playing as well. All controls work great without excess noise or crackle. There is a light amount of finger noise and fret buzz while playing, although, that's to be expected with this particular type of design. Having the bass set up may alleviate some of this, however, it's part of the charm, not excessive, and doesn't hinder the player or distract from the great tone.

One thing to note, the stacked knobs tend to turn together, so unless one uses another hand to secure the control that is not being adjusted, rolling off the volume also rolls back the tone, and rolling off the tone will turn down the volume. It's a minor quirk, but worth noting. Overall, this great sounding bass is in Very Good working condition.  


Listed4 years ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more
  • 59 DC Long Scale Bass
  • Silver Sparkle
  • 1990's

Techno Empire

North Hollywood, CA, United States
Joined Reverb:2014

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