" Affordable and Authentic Red Special replicas ...

... If you have always dreamed of owning your own Red Special replica look no further than a Dansan. Fine quality guitars with the proper specifications and amazing build quality. In short, all you've ever wanted.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Dansan has been building Red Sepcial replicas since 2013, so it's clear that these fine guitars come from a passionate home, and it's this passion for guitars that make these guitars, the works of art they are ... "                 Sebastiaan Franken (Dansan Guitars customer)


"Guitars have always been a passion, that the Red Special has crystallized in guitar building. The  love for something can sometimes make us find the resources to do something uncommon .........  well, this is what this legendary guitar brought in my life ! "               Mickael Dansan


Dansan Red Special replica specifications

The guitar, more than the sum of it's parts

Each Dansan is hand crafted from the finest materials available, with the utmost care to make every guitar the best it can be.

Body Original construction from blockboard, with oak inserts and accurate acoustic chambers - All screwed and glued together - Finest quality mahogany veneers, bound with white binding - Electrical cavities, copper foil shielded
Neck Built with the finest quality quartersawn South American mahogany - Fitted with handmade truss rod, as per original - Oak fretboard with a 7.25 inch radius - Black painted and Rustins' clear coated - Jim Dunlop 6105/6130 frets - 50's bakelite nut - Schaller M6 locking tuners, with perloid buttons
Finish Stained wood and Rustins' Plastic clear coated
Bridge Original style aluminum unit, made of 6 blocks and rollers, shimmed with tufnol and brass - Grounded with brass foild
Tremolo Original style tremolo unit, articulated on a steel knife edge, with two springs
Electronics Adeson Burns Tri-Sonics pickups, modified as per original - Bourns potentiometers 250K, with shaft extenders - Paper oil capacitor 0.033 µF - Switches 3x on-off / 3x phase
Guitar case ABS case

Download the specifications (as a PDF)

The Custom Pro

This version of the legendary Red Special is inspired by replicas made by Greg Fryer in 1997, from where it has inherited it's long tenon glued neck.

The Custom Pro will serve as a base for specific orders: when a different colour, neck size, etc are required by the customer.

Body Original construction from blockboard, oak inserts and accurate acoustic chambers - all screwed and glued together - Finest quality mahogany veneers bound with white binding - Electrial cavities shielded with conductive paint
Neck Built with the finest quality quartersawn South-American mahogany - Fitted with double action truss rod - Oak fretboard 7.25 inch radius, painted black and polyurethane clear coated.- Frets Jim Dunlop 6105/6130 - 50's bakelit nut - Schaller M6 locking tuners, with perloid buttons
Finish Stained wood and polyurethane clear coated
Bridge Original style unit, made of 6 blocks and rollers shimmed with brass.
Tremolo Original style tremolo unit, articulated on a steel knife edge, with two springs
Electronics Kent Armstrong pickups, modified as per the original
Accessories ABS Case - Toolkit - Spare set of Optima strings - T-shirt

Download the Custom pro specifications (as a PDF)

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Hear it in action

Just looking at the specifications isn't enough - let hear what the guitar sounds like!                                            Video credit Marco G. Di Marco

email : contact@dansanguitars.com