Silvertone Model 1448 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar and Amplifier Set, made by Danelectro (1965)

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Silvertone Model 1448 Model Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar and Amplifier Set, made by Danelectro (1965), made in Neptune, NJ, black lacquer with sparkles finish, masonite and pine body, poplar neck with rosewood fingerboard, original black hard shell case.

The Model 1448 was the less expensive of two models of the classic Danelectro-made Silvertone 1960s guitar, sold through Sears and the original equipment for thousands of teen combos in the mid-1960s. The semi-hollow, black sparkle-finished, double cutaway, asymmetrical body has sharp curling "horns," vinyl edge trim, and a white Masonite pickguard. The fittings include one great-sounding Dan-O lipstick pickup with tone/volume controls and the traditional Dan-O chrome plate bridge with rosewood saddle. The short-scale neck ends in a Silvertone logo "paddle" headstock with skate key-style tuners. This is a well-used but still good-playing example of these great-sounding little classics; one of the best bargains in an American-made vintage guitar still going.
Overall length is 35 in. (88.9 cm.), 13 in. (33 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 23 1/2 in. (597 mm.). Width of nut is 1 3/4 in. (44 mm.).

This is a fairly well-worn example, but it plays great and everything works. There are dings, dents, and scrapes overall, particularly to the headstock edges. The vinyl siding is dirty but intact, the knob inserts are yellowed, and a lot of the sparkles are worn off the face. All original except for one strap button. With a nice, straight neck, this is as good a playing and sounding example as we have had. The amp case has wear to the edges and is a bit dirty, but works. Overall a good garage band set that looks like it's lived a long time in the garage! Very Good + Condition.