Dan Strain of Nashville-based Danocaster guitars has built a stellar reputation for creating highly sought after F-style relic guitars. Danocaster players like Julian Lage, Margaret Glaspy, Keith Urban, Neil Schon, Rusty Anderson, and Val McCallum speak to the caliber of Dan's work.
We've been fortunate to play quite a few of them and all have been nothing short of stellar instruments, this gorgeous Nicotine Blonde S-Style being no exception. Visually, it looks about as close to a real vintage guitar as you're going to find.
More importantly though, they're incredible, lightweight instruments relic work aside. The necks are easily a highlight - the most perfectly broken-in, easy to play neck you could ask for. It's the very thing that sends many on "the search" for the perfect vintage guitar - that perfectly broken in, well-loved, well-played neck that just feels immediately comfortable. A Danocaster just skips you to the front of the line and saves you quite a bit of time and cash in the process.
Resonant, alive, tons of sustain...and this is just played acoustically. Plugged in, the Rocketfire Total 60s pickups yield all the classic Strat tones you could ever want. Round, slightly compressed, sweet top-end...it's "the sound" we all grew up with.
Condition: Well, it's a relic. :-) It's near mint and the setup is spot on.
Danocaster's reputation is well established so we won't go on and on about how great this Strat is. Suffice it to say, outside of dropping +/- $20K, you're simply not going to find a relic that gets you as close to the feel, looks, and tones of the real deal as a Dano. Priced with hardshell case.
- Nicotine Blonde nitro finish
- 2 piece Alder Body
- Maple/Rosewood neck
- C carve - .83-.95
- 6125 frets
- Rocketfire 60s pups
- Vintage style bridge w/raw vintage saddles