If there was a pantheon of unreasonably likeable guitar brands, I’d place Danelectro way up there. I mean, how often do you stumble upon a 7-strings with lipstick humbucker pickups at your local pawnshop? To top it all, a blow switch bypasses the existing three-way and turns on all three pickups at the same time. According to the very enthusiastic Bertram from guitarz, who wrote a must read praise for the Mod 7, it sounds just fantastic.
So if you got an extra $600 laying around, I’d suggest you pretend not caring about the masonite/plywood body and jump on this offer from Kev’s Guitarville for an ode to lipstick loudness.
Guitars don’t need to be expensive, Danelectro’s are affordable and still rock. The 3021 was a favourite of Jimmy Pages whilst in the Yardbirds, Syd Barrett used one as the backup to his mirror-disc Telecaster and even Rory Gallagher had one in his collection.