The 1451 (and its two-pickup partner, the 1452) was the last Danelectro guitar that Sears offered for sale. Dano was purchased by music giant MCA in 1966, and it was the begining of the end of an era for Sears guitars... you could never be this cool, for so few bucks again.
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The 1451 was a true solidbody from Danelectro. This guitar was the successor to the very popular 1448 amp-in-case combo. The swoopy headstock is the same as the 1448, although a 'thick script' logo is now seen, and we keep the simple mid-placed pickup and volume/tone electronics package.
The body is solid, unlike the Masonite and poplar 1448 and 1457, and is reminiscent of a Fender Mustang, or even a Strat. Also, like its semi-sold siblings, there is a glittery sparkle to the paint job.
Introduced: Spring / Summer 1967
Retired: Spring / Summer 1968