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Side-by-side comparison - Comparison Test 4

Side-by-side comparison

In this brief comparison, we are going to be putting two products head to head. Find out what separates these two items with the full comparison review below. For more information and product comparisons, check out our longer article here.

Everyone has different preferences, and we hope our frank reviews will make your decision easier. First, we will take a look at the  Danelectro 12SDC 12-string Electric Guitar. The 12-string Danelectro is a very real electric guitar that brings back the jangly sound of the 60s. Danelectro 12SDC is as good as any Danelectro guitar with all the desirable traits; lipstick pickups, light build, right neck minus the ugly (cheesy bridge).

The challenger is the Dean Boca 12-String Semi-Hollow. The dean BOCA has the jangly sound of the 60s. It is designed for maximum projection due to the semi-hollow body dual humbuckers and arched top. I have read reviews where some people say it is wide but I didn't find that at all; I found it very playable. But I must say that it also depends on personal preferences. The guitar has a massive neck but a very light body which makes it easy to carry on your back. It has an adjustable bridge and 12 piece saddle that helps in fine tuning.

A deeper look at the features of the  Danelectro 12SDC 12-string Electric Guitar

It is an improvement of the famous 59dc used by Jimmy page. The Danelectro 12SDC is a well thought out piece of art that has long headstock to accommodate extra strings. The bridge has been well designed to anchor the extra string load that comes with 12 strings.

But what about the Dean Boca 12-String Semi-Hollow

I think it is up there with some of the top 12 string guitars. Due to the beautiful sounds, it produces right out of the box, even though it was meant to be played through an amp. You can use your tone controls and effects to get a sound that fits your bill. The tuners work just fine but what is more interesting about this BOCA guitar is that it stays in tune.

 Danelectro 12SDC 12-string Electric Guitar Dean Boca 12-String Semi-Hollow
+ Longer headstock for extra strings
+ Wide neck for easier playability
+ Unique tone

+ Sound of the 60's
+ Semi-hollow body
+ Very playable

 We like it because it is easy and fun to play, solid makeup, good feel, great sound, powerful tone and easy pickup. Few guitars can be considered real keepers and this is certainly one of them. It would be hard to get a better deal at such a price.  We liked it because of the impressive and intoxicating sound of the guitar that makes you play for hours without finding an excuse to put it down. It sounds great by itself without adding any effects. The good looks and the pocket-friendly price gives it away, and it is no brainer for most people. Furthermore, it is also easy to play even for beginners.

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