Neptune Bound Hardcover

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Produced from 1954 to 1969, Danelectro guitars have found a place in the hearts of collectors and players with their space age design and affordable price tags. Here is the ultimate guide to all things Danelectro, including company history, instruments, patents, dating and identification, models, specifications and values, prototypes, print advertising, schematics, and much more. Foreword by Vincent Bell. Introduction by Howard Daniel. Full color, 440 pages. Check out some reviews below.

After briefly looking over the book it is evident that this was a monumental task. It covers Danelectro in far greater detail than most books covering other makers. I know I will find it fascinating to sit down and read the full story.
— George Gruhn
Neptune Bound fills a tremendous gap in the electric guitar literature. Till now, Danelectro has probably been best known for “beginners’ guitars” characterized by low cost, “funky” design and, by those in the know, cool sound. This encyclopedic book lays out the full story, the heart of which is the string of pioneering innovations that my dad, Danelectro founder Nathan I. Daniel, brought to the guitar and amplifier industry years ahead of the competition. This is a must-read, landmark book.
— Howard Daniel, son of Danelectro founder Nathan Daniel
A Masonite atom bomb! Brings new meaning to the term “ultimate guitar guide. A true labor of love and probably the most thoroughly researched book on a single guitar brand ever.
— Skip Henderson, founder New York Guitar Show, City Lights Music
For many guitar players of the baby boom generation, Danelectro was their first electric guitar. Now they get to read the story of inventor and innovator Nate Daniel in this encyclopedic tome of Danelectro history.
— Eric C. Shoaf

"I have many guitar history books and this is one of the best. It's very well researched and very thorough. It's a joy to read, the photos and layout are well executed.
I would recommend this book to any guitar lover."   — James Oblander, Amazon Review.                                                      J

My first real guitar was a Silvertone, Dano. I still have it and it plays just fine, I'm 65. This is a great book about the Danelectro line. Any guitar nut like me will like it. Some reprints of catalogs, some new pictures, good interviews, great section on Vinnie Bell. And a excellent bio on Nat Daniel. I like it because I can just pick it up and I will always find a good section to revisit. The author has done an excellent job of gather and compiling a detailed book on the history and models of Danelecto Guitars.   — Al Smith, Amazon Review.


Only 500 hardcovers were printed worldwide. Only 250 will be signed by the author.

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