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Silvertone 1448 electric guitar 1 pick up made in USA circa1962 black speckle double cutaway amp in case This 1962 Silvertone made by Danelectro is a one pickup, amp-in-case model; however, the amp-in-case is not included with this guitar. What is included is a masonite over pine construction with a black silver flake finish, a single coil lipstick tube-style pickup, in-line scoop headstock, Brazilian rosewood fretboard, fixed four-way adjustable chromed brass bridge with a Brazilian rosewood saddle, a metal nut, a white masonite pickguard on which the knobs and input jack are located and white tolex binding. The short scale, steel reinforced straight neck, and the fast action on this guitar make it a real joy to play. This guitar is also about five pounds so it is easy to carry from gig to gig and it is balanced perfectly for playing. This guitar has a clean, sweet tone that tells the story of its over fifty years of maturation and it looks and feels fantastic. Get this guitar now while you can. Description from

CONDITION:Description from
This guitar is in good condition. There is a large bit of wear in a circular shape on the lower bass bout. It looks as if a sticker or some object had been glued or stuck there then removed. There are also three small screw holes on the upper bass horn that was perhaps where some attachement had been placed. This guitar also has some minor wear around the edges, a small scratch on the top of the pickguard and a barely visible spot of wear at the upper treble horn. The white tolex binding is in good shape except for a dark blemish on lower bass bout side. Even with this cosmetic wear, this 1448 guitar still plays well and sounds fantastic.

TUNERS:Description from
The closed back, six in-line, one-piece chrome tuners with skate-key, metal buttons are in very good working order.
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NECK:Description from
Bolt-on, straight poplar neck with dot inlays on a Brazilian rosewood fretboard, 18 frets, and 24" scale. The back of the neck has one small bit of wear to the finish. The headstock, a logo'd, in-line, scoop design has very minimal paint wear at the edges. Steel rods keep the neck straight and the action is fast.

PICKUPS:Description from
One single coil, lipstick tube-style pickup. This guitar has a single coil clear, clean quality with a warm, punchy bridge pickup tone that is good for rock and roll, funk, country, blues, soul, etc. There are two pots for volume and tone. Each black plastic knob has a cardboard insert on top with straight line indicator and a tone or volume label depending on the knob's function. All of the electronics are clean and fully functional.

The Dimensions are:Description from
    Overall length: 35.25"
    Body width: 13"Description from
    Body thickness: 1 5/8" (with neck: 1 15/16")
    Scale: 24"Description from
    Width of the nut: 1 5/8" (Depth at nut: 7/8")
    String height at 12th fret: 1/8"

Here's the original description from the 1964 Sears catalog:

Electric Guitar OutfitDescription from
Single-pickup Guitar with 5-in. speaker, amplifier built into carrying beginner's record.Description from

The Guitar..fine quality, fine sound from solid-center-body electric guitar. About 34x13x2 inches. In glistening black finish with silver-color accents. 18-fret fingerboard of Brazilian rosewood. Separate tone and volume control on body.Description from
Case and Amplifier..styled in simulated-leather-covered hardboard with accents to match guitar. 2 tubes plus rectifier for rich reproduction. about 37x15x3 in. With chord charts and pick.Description from

57 X 1448L - Shipping weight 23 pounds
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Silvertone 1448 electric guitar 1 pickup made in USA circa 1962 black speckle double cutaway amp in case