The Masonite tops and mystery wood frames (I've seen modern Danos described as having plywood frames, but at least one website says the old Danos had alder frames, and the May 2008 issue of the Brit mag Guitarist says both the old Danos and the above Dano '63 use a poplar frame), in combination with the lipstick pickups, contribute to their unique sound though.
Made out of plywood too. Yuck
Thanks, that'un was a real sleeper. I'll admit I was suspicious of the Dano-type construction. The pickups are low-output alnico magnet single coils, with the middle one reverse-wound/reverse-polarity for hum-cancelling in the 2 and 4 positions.I always liked that Brownsville guitar. One of several guitars that I was too poor to afford during their late 90's-early 00's heyday.