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SILVERTONE 1357/U1
1955

Silvertone 1357 made by Danelectro U1, one pickup, electric guitar, semi-hollow body,ginger vinyl finish tan vinyl binding, masonite body, lipstick pickup, rare, made in 1955 This is a very rare Silvertone 1357 of the C-Series (Danelectro model: U1), "peanut" (smaller body), single cutaway electric guitar. It is a semi-hollowbody, solid-center, Masonite over pine construction with a ginger colored vinyl finish, tan vinyl binding, one lipstick tube-style pickup, a four way adjustable, unplated, light weight aluminum bridge with a Brazilian rosewood saddle, a metal nut, a clear plastic pickguard, a Coke-bottle headstock, two white plastic knobs, and original white plastic strap buttons. It was made by Danelectro in Neptune, New Jersey in 1955 and it is in good playing and collecting condition especially for an axe that is about sixty year old! The neck is straight with nice fast action and the pickups are as clear and potent as they have ever been. This guitar is 100% original. This particular guitar is very rare with the hybrid combination of its ginger vinyl cover, its lipstick tube style pickup and its frontally and rear exposed neck reinforcement rod. It is a hybrid between the bell headstock and the C-Series 1375 ginger. This 1357 may be one of the most rare silvertones ever and it may be a prototype or a very limited edition. It comes with an original, period correct hard shell case. It looks lovely, feels fantastic and sounds superb. Don't miss your chance to get this classic!

CONDITION:
This guitar is 100% original. It is in good condition. There is wear along the edges of the body. There is also some finish wear on the edges of the headstock and some on the back of the neck. The bottom strap pin was removed but not completely. There is still a little pit of it in the strap pin hole. You can request us to drill it out but it will otherwise be lest as is. This guitar looks fanstastic, plays beautifully and sounds great!

TUNERS:
The tuners, opened-back, 3x2's with white plastic buttons are in good working condition.

NECK:
The neck is in good shape. It's a straight, bolt-on neck with aluminum dot inlays on a Brazilian rosewood fretboard, 20 frets, and a 25" scale. The paint on the back of the neck has some finish wear. The Coke-bottle headstock, featuring the horizontal silkscreened logo, has some minor wear along the edges. The neck is kept straight with an aluminum reinforcement rod that extends into the body up to the neck pickup cavity and that is visible on the back of the neck and the on the body unitl it reaches the pickup. The action is fast. The neck and the frets feel fantastic under your fingers. Description from VintageSilvertones.com

PICKUPS:
One single coil, lipstick tube-style pickup is very clean, strong and bright. Using the tone pot and the toggle you can get a variety of bright to warm sounds suitable for a myriad of musical styles. There are two knobs, one tone and one volume. The three-way toggle switch is for tone control, tone kill and tone setting. The pots and toggle sound very clean.
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The Dimensions are:
    Overall length: 37.25"
    Body width: 11.75"
    Body thickness: 1.5" with neck 1.75"Description from VintageSilvertones.com
    Scale: 25" approx.
    Width of the nut: 1.5" (depth .75")
    String height at 12th fret: 1/8"

1955 Sears Catalog description:

SOLID BODY ELECTRIC GUITAR with tan and ginger simulated leather covering. Hardwood with aluminum alloy reinforcing rod through neck, body. Professional 24 3/4 in. scale..yet only 37 1/2 x 11 1/4 in. size. Adjustable magnetic pickups with removable access plate. Position markers on fingerboard and side of neck. Streamlined guardplate. Single pickup model has tone and volume control, dual model has 2 tone and 2 volume controls plus selector switch. Pick cord, instructions. Wt. 10 lbs.
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57 G 01357L--Single pickup. $5 monthly....$39.95
57 G 01359L--Dual pickup. $6 monthly......$59.95

Silvertone 1357 Item#: d2093 $1749
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Silvertone 1357 made by Danelectro U1, one pickup, electric guitar, semi-hollow body,ginger vinyl finish tan vinyl binding, masonite body, lipstick pickup, rare, made in 1955


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