Silvertone, just like Danelectro, was a department store brand made to bring inexpensive guitars to working folks in the 50s and 60s. Turns out those working folks had the children who defined the sounded of Rock n Roll, and many of them did it on Silvertones. These guitars have been reissued lately, and the companies have done a great job with it. They stay true to the original design, achieve what was great about the original sound, but are way better made all the way around. They play better. It’s like getting a 60s classic car but after it’s been fit with modern technology and safety features. The new 1478’s have the vintage vibe, but play like a new guitar. Plus, they have a great tone!
Here’s a great video overview of the guitar.
Great article about how Sears Guitars Changed the Face of American Music Twice!
This guitar is so new that I just spent 20 minutes getting the rest of the sticker off of the pick guard (and there may still be a little bit of it in places). The guitar is brand new as far as I can tell, barely played. (I know I’ve played it a few times myself because it’s awesome!).
- Red Sunburst Finish
- Mahogany body
- Rosewood Fingerboard
- Bigsby Tremolo
- Single Coil pickups
- Mahogany neck
- 24″ scale length