Each pedal was built to capture the best of the best, with more controls, a compact design and intuitive features.
Designed and hand-assembled at the Seymour Duncan factory in Santa Barbara, California.
The poplar neck was fitted with a Brazilian rosewood fingerboard, and only had 18 frets. By Fall of 1963, there was a two pickup model available.
The first one, the 1448 series, was a simple 3-watt amplifier with 2 tubes plus 1 tube rectifier, 5-inch speaker, and gain control.In 1963, the 1449 series (later renamed 1457) was released, with a 5-watt amplifier with 3 tubes (and 1 tube rectifier) amplifier, with 8-inch speakers, gain, tone, tremolo (speed and strength), 2 inputs, and one foot-switch.The body was composed of a poplar center block and frame with Masonite top and back.It came with a single lipstick pickup at the "middle" position, controlled by a volume and tone knob.It was later reissued in 2008 in modified form as the "Dano '63" without the amp-in-case.
The Dano '63 was also available as a baritone guitar The amplifier is built into the top-half of the hard-shell guitar case.