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1969 Danelectro Coral Firefly Model FTV6 Sunburst Pro Setup Hard Shell Case
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A 1969 Danelectro Vincent Bell Coral Firefly 6 String Guitar.. Model FTV6 … These cool guitars were made from 1967 to 1969......The serial number sticker on the back of the guitar is unreadable. I am dating this one as a 1969 with only the Tailpiece to speak to its age. The earlier models didn’t have the adjustable tailpiece. It also doesn't have the clear Pickguard. This guitar never had a pickguard installed. I am suggesting that they ran out for the last Fireflys produced ... This cool guitar is in fabulous shape.
This Danelectro Coral Guitar is in beautiful shape. I had Jeff the Tech set it up and it plays great with awesome low action. New 11 gauge strings...It will take lighter gauges but it seems to like 11's best....Great low low low action on this guitar. If anything, you will maybe want to raise the action a little. All original including the double line Kluson Deluxe Tuners. The Double Cutaway Hollow Body has a Spruce Top which is fully bound with original 5 plys bindings. The back and sides are English Maple which looks great. The bodies were imported from Japan, made to specs by the Kawai Company. Very high quality... The nut is also pretty interesting. They used a material called Oilite Bronze to make them. Oilite is a self lubricating bronze that has a high temperature lubricant impregnated into it. They only used this material for the Firefly’s. Vincent Bell was quite the innovator.
Heres some info I found on these cool guitars..
- symmetrical double cutaway ES-335 semi-hollowbody-style, two f-holes, body binding, bolt-on neck, 21-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, rosewood headstock overlay with four-on-one-side tuners, non-vibrato bridge, trapeze tailpiece, two pickups, four knobs, three-way switch, chrome hardware, available in various finishes, mfg. 1967-69 …
The Kluson Individual Tuners work as they should and it has the correct Tuner grommets as well. I especially like the nut. check those pics...its made of Oilite.
This guitar plays and sounds great. Awesome Danelectro Lipstick Pickups and awesome action! WOW! Grab this one. You won't be sorry!
No original case with this one. We have it shipping in the shown newer Hardshell case that fits it really well. Only the end latch is missing it latcher. The other latches hold it together very well. The nice gray plush interior is really nice. Check those pics!
Sold as-is no returns as its vintage and used. However, I have been hand-picking vintage guitars for my customers for over 20 years now. All have loved the guitars I found for them and this one will certainly not be an exception.
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