1 Jimbodiddley 7 months ago NGD!Been looking to add an electric 12-string to my arsenal. The dream would be a Ric 12, of course, but they're hard to come by and a little pricey. I had my eye on the previous edition of Danelectro's 12-string (with the single lip-stick pick-ups), but when I noticed they came out with a 12-srting version of the 59 series guitar, I was immediately interested. I tried this in-store last week, and I liked it, but I also wanted to try a few others, and compare. I liked the new Alternate Reality Fender XII. The hockey stick headstock is dead cool. Sounded good, felt nice. I also tried one of the new Japanese-made Fender Strat 12-strings. Again, played nice, lots of tonal options, being a strat. But the Dano was easily as good as either of the Fenders, had its own tonal flexibility strengths with the split-able dual lipstick bridge pickup and the "vintage-style large housing single coil" (does that mean P90?) neck pickup, and just simply sounds and plays really damn good.AND it's incredibly affordable - just $709 CDN brand new. That's $400 cheaper than the Strat 12, and almost half the price of the Fender XII re-issue ($1399).It's a really fun guitar - feels great to play, sounds great, and looks cool, too!