VintageSilvertones.com is a curated collection of electric guitars chosen for their unique tone, design, and significance in electric guitar history from approximately 1950-1980. This collection approaches electric guitars from the underdog perspective. So we carry guitars built for the masses, luthiers & manufacturers who pushed the boundaries as to what was possible in terms of not only instrument quality but tone. Design also plays an important consideration in this collection. Alternative materials, innovative tuning systems, and high quality-low cost manufacturing processes are only some of the unique qualities found on instruments at VintageSilvertones.com.
This site was started to establish an accurate history of Silvertone guitars and has now expanded into other manufactures. Silvertones were created for Sears by a variety of manufacturers including Harmony, Danelectro, Kay, National/Valco/Supro, and Teisco of Japan. You can read more about VintageSilvertones in the gallery area.
New site coming soon. For your consideration are some truly unique guitars: Silvertones, Danelectros Harmonys, a Supro Tenor, an Eko Florentine, and many more. Also, did we mention for all you Shagg's fans, there's a pretty stunning Kapa Minstrel. There's more to come very soon, stay tuned. Welcome to VintageSilvertones.com!
NEW-SILVERTONES [see all]:
Recent Silvertone acquisitions in the for sale include:
Silvertone 1326 Mars
Silvertone 1415 Bronze
Silvertone Greco Bass Hofner-style
This is an extremely rare Silvertone 1305L U3 made by Danelectro of Neptune, New Jersey around 1958. It features a hardwood solid center body balanced by hollow wings, Masonite over pine construction, a creamburst finish, triple lipstick tube style single coil pickups... [more]
Silvertone 1348 Crest
This is a rare Silvertone Crest model 1348, made by Harmony of Chicago circa 1953. The Harmony number is H537. It is a hollowbody, tobaccoburst, bound, archtop. [more]
NEW-OTHER VINTAGE [see all]:
Here are our recent acquisitions:
Acoustic Black Widow
Danelectro Pro 1
Harmony Montclair H956S
Kramer DMZ 3000
Kramer DMZ 6000
La Baye 2x4
Micro-Frets Golden Melody
Mosrite Ventures Mark V
Mosrite Celebrity II