For 300 clams I believe this axe is a good value.
Price: $299.00 (new)
Where Obtained: guitar center
Two-piece maple neck, rose wood fret board, aluminum nut, Gotoh mini tuners, sturdy adjustable chrome bridge and two lipstick single coil pickups.
This Dano is easy to play and surprisingly so, with big nicely finished frets and a low action. It's a pleasure to work and Its even possible to bend strings.
Sound was the most surprising feature of all. Bright and jangly, It's a blast!
I really liked it's single coil sound from either top or bottom pickup. And for single coils this thing is really quiet. I slide a capo on the 7th fret and sounded like an exotic Eastern lute or something. I also found that I could substitute
for parts that require a chorus effect.
Construction is a mixture of cheese and quality, an example of this is the vinyl tape binding, plastic strap stays v.s.. a burley chromed three way pick-up and reinforced jack. Go figure?