Reissued guitar and bass models are similar to their classic predecessors in both looks and features.
The Danelectro Hodad has returned to the UK market with a set of reissued guitar and bass models.
The new Hodads – all retailing at £429 – are available in Black, Blue Metallic and Red Metallic as guitars, and in Black and Blue Metallic as basses. Similar to their predecessors in looks and features, they all include maple C-shape necks with rosewood fingerboards, along with a unique masonite-topped body, which produces a "loud and brash" tone.
The pickups are of the classic Danelectro lipstick variety, with two single coils on the basses and two pairs of lipsticks on the guitars – with a coil tap option available via a push/pull pot. The pickups are also wired in series, as opposed to many other guitars, which are wired in parallel.
Body: Double cutaway masonite
Construction: Hollow with solid centre core tape binding
Neck: Maple, C-shape
Frets: Guitar 21, bass 24
Tuners: Enclosed Kluson-style
Guitar pickups: Two pairs of Lipsticks, alnico magnets
Guitar controls: Two Volume, two Tone, three-way selector, push-pull coil tap
Bass pickups: Two Single Lipsticks, alnico magnets
Controls: Two Volume, two Tone
Hardware: Satin nickel