SILVERTONE 1443 BASS
This is a Silvertone 1443, solid body, electric bass guitar made by Danelectro circa 1967. It has a red-to-blackburst finish with two lipstick pickups. It was made in Neptune New Jersey. It's far more rare than the single pickup models.
The bass is in great condtion for being forty years old! The neck is straight with pretty fast action. The neck is a bolt on with two steel adjustment rods and 22 frets. The electronics all work correctly. The tuners are 100% original, very heavy duty, and work excellently. It has minor nicks and playing wear on the back of the neck and body. But overall, it's in very clean shape. This bass guitar feels great and sounds incredible. Overall it's a 9 out of 10; purely for cosmetic reasons.
The 1443 solid body basses were some of the last Danelectros made. These solid bodies were offered from 1966 to 1968 by Sears. If you're a player or collector this is the one you've always wanted! It comes with the original hardshell case. One of the latches is missing on the case; otherwise it's in very good shape.
1967 SEARS CATALOG DESCRIPTION
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.
Extra long, dual pickup. 34-inch scale; three pickup combinations, tone and volume control for each pickup. 1 3/8 x 14 1/2 x 48 1/2 inches. Red sunburst.
57 G 1443L--Wt. 30 lbs. $5.50 monthly..Cash $114.95
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