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SILVERTONE 1358/U1
1956

Silvertone 1358 made by Danelectro U1, one pickup, electric guitar, semi-hollow body, yellow finish black vinyl binding, masonite body, lipstick pickup, made in 1955 This is a rare Silvertone 1358 (Danelectro model: U1), "peanut" (smaller body) electric guitar. It is a semi-hollowbody, Masonite over pine construction with a yellow finish, black 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, and original white plastic strap buttons. It was made by Danelectro in Neptune, New Jersey around 1956 and it is in great playing and collecting condition especially for an axe that is about sixty year old! The neck is straight with nice medium-fast action and the pickups are as clear and potent as they have ever been. This guitar is 100% original. It still looks lovely, feels fastastic and sounds superb. It comes with an original two-tone hard case. Don't miss your chance to get this classic!

CONDITION:
This guitar is 100% original. It is in good condition and very clean for its age. There are hardly any scratches to the yellow finish on front and back of the body (One really small scratch in the front and two tiny ones on the back). The black vinyl binding is in pretty great condition as well. This guitar looks fanstastic, plays beautifully and sounds great!
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TUNERS:
The tuners, opened-back, 3x2's with plastic buttons are in good working condition.

NECK:
The neck is in good shape. It's a straight, bolt-on neck with dot inlays on a Brazilian rosewood fretboard, 21 frets, and a 25" scale. The frets are almost like new with no wear. The paint on the back of the neck has some minor playing wear. The Coke-bottle headstock, featuring the horizontal silkscreened logo, has some minor wear along the top edges. The neck is kept straight with an aluminum reinforcement rod that extends into the body up to the neck pickup cavity. The action is medium fast. The neck and the frets feel fastastic 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 variation of the sweep of the tone knob is a bit subtle. The pots and toggle sound very clean.

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:

New Solid Body Electric Now available with all the color excitment of today's finest cars! Comes in tan and ginger artificial leather covering. Four striking enamel combination finishes available below. Made of sturdy hardwood, with aluminum alloy reinforcing bar through neck and body to prevent warping. Has professional 25 3/4-inch scale, yet instrument is only 37 1/4x11 1/4 in. overall. Magnetic pickups are adjustable, with removable access plate for servicing. Single pickup model has tone and volume control..dual pickup has 2 tone, 2 volume, plus selector switch. Position markers on both fingerboard and side of neck. Stream-lined guard plate. Pick, cord, intructions. Wt 9 lbs. $5 month.
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Special Enamel Color Combinations: Like above but with ultra-smart color styling. Choice of: flame red and black..yellow and black..bronze and mint green..coral and white. Shipped from factory near Newark, New Jersey. Send order to and pay postage from M.O. House. State colors!Description from VintageSilvertones.com
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57 D 01358LF--Single pickup....$39.95
57 D 01360LF--Dual pickup......$59.95

Silvertone 1358 Item#: d2058 $1349
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Silvertone 1358 made by Danelectro U1, one pickup, electric guitar, semi-hollow body, yellow finish black vinyl binding, masonite body, lipstick pickup, made in 1955


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