1956 Danelectro U-1


Located in Portland, OR


Here we have a great playing 1956 Danelectro U-1 in a rare Coral finish. The original lipstick pickup has that characteristic sound that makes these 50s Danelectros so legendary. In good vintage condition with just normal smattering of dings and playwear plus some finish flaking on the headstock. Overall a real nice looking Dano for sure. Set up in-house, playing well, and ringing cleanly up and down the fingerboard. If you’ve been looking for a vintage U-1 that’s not only collectable but a solid player as well, then look no longer. This is the one.

Original 3-on-a-plate tuners. Original Aluminum nut measuring a comfortable 1 11/16 inches. Maple neck with a 25 inch scale length and a depth of .8125 inches at the first fret and .875 inches at the twelfth fret. Rosewood fingerboard with 21 frets and 16+ inch radius. Original superb sounding lipstick pickup in the neck position. All-original bridge and Rosewood saddle. Replaced backplate.

A nice lightweight instrument with a strong voice and ringing tone you’d expect from a vintage Danelectro. Comes with a modern zippered semi-hardshell case.


Year: 1956

Make: Danelectro

Model: U-1

Color: Coral

Case: Modern Case

Weight: 5 pounds 13 ounces

Condition: Good Vintage Condition (normal playwear and finish flaking on the headstock)

Modifications: Refret; replaced backplate

Comments: Rare color on this wonderful playing mid-50s Dano U-1.