Silvertone Model 1448 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar and Amplifier Set, made by Danelectro (1965)
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, black hard shell case. Item # 7266
This is the less expensive of two models of the classic Danelectro-made Silvertone 1960's guitar, sold through Sears and the original equipment for thousands of teen combos in the mid-1960's. The black sparkle-finished double cutaway asymmetrical body has sharp curling "horns", a white Masonite pickguard, 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 is topped with a Silvertone logo "paddle" headstock with skate key-style tuners. This is an extremely nice example of these great sounding and playing little guitars, 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.). A nice clean example of this garage band classic. The guitar is very clean and all original with just some light wear, including a few scuffs to the edges, dings to the painted pickguard edge and some corrosion to the metal parts. The case unit is still intact but the amp and speaker are gone, so this is priced for the guitar alone. This is particularly nice playing example of the Silvertone 1448, still one of the coolest and most unique of all American budget electrics. Excellent Condition.
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