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Vintage Guitar Gurus: Silvertone 1448 w/ amp in case

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by wraub, Nov 15, 2016.

  1. wraub


    Apr 9, 2004
    ennui, az
    previated devert
    Not a bass, but...
    Recently acquired on of these in very good condition. Probably gonna flip it.
    Have done the google thing, but anyone here have any light to shed? Thanks.

    This one is not mine, but the one I have is exactly like this, and likely in better condition. tb4o5hdobazdgtuc4utf.
    Silvertone 1448 With Case Amp
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2016
  2. Gravedigger Dav

    Gravedigger Dav Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Fort Worth, Texas
    I never saw one being played. I have seen a couple of others in vintage guitar shops. IIRC, it was made by Danelectro and branded as Silvertone to be sold at Sears.
  3. Crater


    Oct 12, 2011
    Dallas, TX area
    I believe the single-pickup version is a short scale neck and not as desirable ($$) than the two-pickup model.
  4. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    My college roommate had a pristine two-pickup version of that. I think he paid ~$75 for it in 1979 dollars. The guitar felt like any other original 60's Danelectro I've ever played -- which is to say, kinda cheesey but kinda comfy. The amp sounded better than you might imagine, but not by much. Usable for recording, not really for gigging.

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