This is a black, Silvertone, solid body, electric guitar with an amplifier case ("amp-in-case") made by Danelectro of Neptune New Jersey. It was made circa 1967. The solid body guitars were available from 1967 to 1968. Everything shown in the photos is included in package. These solid body guitars are much harder to find than the earlier Silvertone 1448 single pickup models; which it replaced in the line. This guitar package will make a nice collectable and plays well. So collectors and players will appreciate it.
Very clean, 8.5 out of 10, 100% original, finish has some paint wear on edge of body along with some minor dings along with general wear (see photo for details). The guitar is in very good condition with one paint chip on the side and a few nicks and some scratches on the body. All the electronics work properly in the guitar.
The amp-in-case speaker is somewhat distorted but does work. Otherwise, the electronics work correctly. The case does have some minor damage near the base feet (see photo).
All original, skate-key tuners in good working order. Headstock is clean with very minor wear.
Bolt-on, straight, dot inlays on rosewood fretboard, 18 frets, and 23.5" scale. Frets are in good condition with lots of life left in them. Overall, the neck is in very good playing condition with fast action.
One lipstick pickup in very good working condition. Loud and bright sounding. One volume and one tone control. All guitar electronics work properly.Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Overall length: 37.5"
Body width: 13.25"
Body thickness: 1.25 (1.75" with neck)
Scale: 23 1/2"
Width of the nut: 1.75"Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Depth of the neck at nut: 0.75" approximately
Here's the original description from the 1967 Sears catalog:
"All-in-1 Guitar Outfit"
"All-in-one" solid-body Electric Guitar,
Amplifier and Case combination--with
super-slim necks reinforced by dual steel rods
Single pickup with tone and volume controls. Amplifier with 6-in. speaker, 2 tubes, rectifier, in gray vinyl covered case 37x14x3 in. deep; 2x14x36 in. long. Black finish with white guardplate. Pick, instr. record, cord included.Description from VintageSilvertones.com
57 G 1451L--Shpg. wt. 28 lbs. $5 monthly....Cash $77.95
Silvertone Amp-In-Case model #1457
Item #: d2036