Silvertone Model 1446L Thinline Hollow Body Electric Guitar, made by Harmony (mid-1960's)

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Silvertone Model 1446L Model Thinline Hollow Body Electric Guitar, made by Harmony (mid-1960's), made in Chicago, black lacquer finish, laminated maple body, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, original two-tone chipboard case.

One of the best guitars ever sold through Sears-Roebuck, the Silvertone 1446 is both a sharp-looking and great-sounding guitar. This unique model combines a cool-looking black finished Harmony thinline hollow body and deluxe pattern neck with a Bigsby tailpiece and unique mini-humbucking pickups supplied by CMI/Gibson. These are the same units used on the contemporary Epiphone line, the only difference being a 3-and-3 staggered polepiece pattern as opposed to the straight line, probably to differentiate them rather than for any strictly musical reason. The odd-looking trapezoidal mounting bezels are also unique to this model.

This combination of features makes for a very professional instrument for a Silvertone, and a guitar that has a justifiable reputation as one of the very best Harmony-made guitars of the 1960s. This one has no legible date codes (Harmony sprayed black over their own factory stamps!), but this model was only in production from 1961-67. The 1446 is often unofficially named for Chris Isaak, who was seen with one quite a bit -- back before Harmony and Silvertone were considered "cool"!
Overall length is 40 3/4 in. (103.5 cm.), 15 3/4 in. (40 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 24 in. (610 mm.). Width of nut is 1 3/4 in. (44 mm.).

This is the cleanest of this model we have ever had, still shiny with only some very light wear. The finish shows some small chips and dings, but this guitar looks little-played for half a century. It is all original and complete, including the somewhat fragile molded plastic pickguard that has often gone missing. This particular guitar is an excellent player as well; simply a very fine package complete in its original 2-tone heavy chipboard case. Excellent + Condition.