The New ’64 Bass Takes Danelectro Back Into Vintage Territory

As the model names suggest, the latest additions to Danelectro’s retro-tastic guitar range draw inspiration from the company’s original instruments made in the 1950s and ’60s. Among the new guitars to be revealed is the ’64 Bass. Taking its cue from Danelectro’s ’66 guitar, it features a single-coil pickup at the neck and a lipstick-style humbucker at the bridge, which can be split via the push/pull tone control knob. Along with practical attributes such as a fully adjustable bridge with individual saddles and a 3-way switch to wring extra sounds from the pickups, the ’64 bass also boasts a German carved top. True to its heritage, this is a bass with plenty of charm and some beguiling vintage tones.