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SILVERTONE/DANELECTRO MODEL: U1
Sears model 1452
1959

Silvertone 1452 made by Danelectro U1, one pickup, electric guitar, semi-hollow body, brown body with white tolex binding, masonite body, lipstick pickup, made in 1959 This Silvertone, made by Danelectro of Neptune, NJ, is part of the U1 series. It is a semi-hollwbody guitar with a brown finish, one pickup, 3/4 size body, Brazilian rosewood fretboard and a four-way adjustable aluminum bridge with a Brazilian rosewood sadde. The guitar is in good shape for its age: the neck is straight and all the electronics work well. It looks and sounds beautiful and it is quite a joy to play. It comes with an original hardshell two-tone case.

CONDITION:
This guitar is in good condition for its age. It's all original except for a replaced strap pin which was relocated to the top of the upper bass bout from its original position. There is some paint wear below the pickgaurd as well as a very few other minor scrapes to the body, giving it that classic look that some appreciate. The white tolex binding has also aged and darkened slighly, but it too is in really good shape. Overall the guitar still looks and sounds fantastic.
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TUNERS:
The tuners, opened-back, 3x2's with plastic buttons, are in very good working condition.

NECK:
A straight, bolt-on neck with dot inlays on a Brazilian rosewood fretboard, a metal nut, 18 frets, and a 23.5" scale. The frets are still in good condition for a guitar of this age. The paint on the back of the neck has some playing 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. The action is fast and the neck and frets feels fanstastic under your fingers.

PICKUPS:
The single coil, lipstick tube-style pickup is very clean, strong and full sounding. There are two white bakelite knobs, one for tone and one for volume. You can get a full range of tones by adjusting the knobs. This guitar is great for a wide variety of sounds and styles.
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The Dimensions are:
    Overall length: 37"Description from VintageSilvertones.com
    Body width: 13"
    Body thickness: 1.75" with neck 2"Description from VintageSilvertones.com
    Scale: 23.5" approx.
    Width of the nut: 1.75" (depth .5")
    String height at 12th fret: 1/16" Description from VintageSilvertones.com

Here's the original description from the 1961 Sears catalog:

Single-pick-up Electric GuitarDescription from VintageSilvertones.com
Matched for tone, performance and style .. in rich brown finishes. Guitar has slim reinforced neck for easy fingering .. solid center body, adjustable bridge. Tone, volume controls.
1452 - 37 1/2 x 17 3/4 in.
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Danelectro model #U1 Item #: d2055 $929

Silvertone 1452 made by Danelectro U1, one pickup, electric guitar, semi-hollow body, brown body with white tolex binding, masonite body, lipstick pickup, made in 1959


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