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SILVERTONE MODEL: 1317 (?)
SINGLE CUTAWAY - 1957 - DANELECTRO U1

This is a 1957 Silvertone made by Danelectro. This is the same guitar as the Danelectro U1 model but the pick guard is unique to this instrument. I've not seen another one with this same style pick guard. It has one lipstick pick up, coke-bottle headstock, a three way pick up control that varies the sound from muted to bright, and the tone & volume controls.

Here's the original description from the 1958 Sears catalog:

Single Pickup Electric Guitar
Neck has special steel reinforcement..resists warping. Brazilian rosewood fingerboard. Accurately fretted. (does this mean other Silvertones were not??) Solid center body. Core of hardwood balanced by hollow wing sections, 4-way adjustable bridge--up, down, forward, back. Split shell metal-enclosed pickup, 3-position switch. Double tone and volume control knobs for each pickup. Black lacquer finish. Contrasting edge trim. 38 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches. model 1300L Black single pickup
Danelectro -U1 - Silvertone Danelectro -U1 - Silvertone


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