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BASS - Circa 1967 - DANELECTRO

Silvertone 1442 electric bass 1 pickup made in USA circa1967 brownburst  This 1967 Silvertone, made by Danelectro of Neptune, New Jersey, is a maple veneered solid body, single pickup electric bass guitar. It is one of the last Danelectro-made Silvertone basses or six-string guitars offered before Danelectro went out of business. It has one lipstick tube-style pickup, a four-way adjustable, chrome plated brass bridge with metal cover, and a brown burst finish. It also features a rosewood finger rest, a volume knob, a tone knob, a metal three-way switch and an input jack all mounted on a white, two-ply, masonite pickguard. This bass guitar is 100% original and includes the original, hard-shell case. Both the guitar and case are in good condition. The neck is straight and all the electronics work properly. With its medium-fast action, this bass plays and sounds like a dream. It has a consistent solid sound and feel all throughout the neck. Both collectors and players will appreciate this bass guitar. Get it before they do.

CONDITION:Description from
This guitar is in good condition with very minimal wear. There are very few, barely noticeable, nicks to the finish. It plays well and sounds fantastic.Description from

TUNERS:Description from
Closed back, one-piece chrome tuners with skate-key, metal buttons in very good working order.

NECK:Description from
Bolt-on, straight neck with dot inlays on a rosewood fretboard, 22 frets, and 30" scale. Dual action rods keep the super slim neck straight and adjustable. Frets are in great condition and the action is medium-fast making it a pure pleasure to play. The back of the neck has some very minor playing wear. The headstock, with its faux chrome raised plastic script logo, has very minimal paint wear at the top.

PICKUPS:Description from
One single coil, lipstick tube-style pickup in the neck position offers a warm and versatile sound for all styles of playing. There are two pots for volume and tone.

The Dimensions are:Description from
    Overall length: 43.5"
    Body width: 13"Description from
    Body thickness: 1 1/8" (with neck: 1.5")
    Scale: 30"Description from
    Width of the nut: 1 13/16" (Depth at nut: 7/8")
    String height at 12th fret: 1/8"

Here's the original description from the 1967 Sears catalog:
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Steel strings close-set on slimmest possible neck for fast fingering .. neck steel reinforced, with rosewood fingerboard and 22-fret scale, inlaid position markers. Adjustable bridge. Selected hardwood body. Vinyl-covered composition wood case, included. 10-foot cord included.Description from

Standard size, single pickup. Full 30-inch scale; bass-treble emphasis switch, tone and volume controls. Size 1 3/8 x 13 1/2 x 44 1/2 inches long. Shaded brown. 57 G 1442L--Wt. 27 lbs. $5 monthly .... Cash $79.95
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Silvertone 1442 Item #: d2051 $750

Silvertone 1442 bass 1 pickup made in USA circa 1967 brownburst with case

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