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circa 1965 - HARMONY

Silvertone -Harmony-made - 1478 solid body electric guitar with whammy bar circa 1965 This is a Silvertone 1478, circa 1965, solid body made by Harmony of Chicago. The guitar is a Fender Jaguar knock-off with two hot DeArmond pick ups, mother-of-pearl inlays on neck, and whammy bar. The finish is a red burst and is very clean with a few minor scratches and nicks. There is some minor shrinkage on the pick guard and one of the tuning pegs poles has been replaced. All the electronics work properly and the neck is straight. The action is set fast. It includes the original case.

Here's the original description from the 1966 Sears catalog:

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Solid-body Electric Guitars
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Dual steel reinforcing-rods in neck keep fingerboard true and responsive...set strings low as you like to speed up those fast or difficult rock 'n roll chords.

Our easiest-to-play solid-body guitars, Slimmest possible neck makes every chord easier to reach. Strings only 1/16 in. above fingerboard. Vibrato tailpiece adds Hawaiian-guitar effects. Each pickup has tone and volume controls. Adjustable bridge, Rosewood fingerboard with celluloid binding; inlaid position markers. About 2 x 13 x 39 inches long. Body protected with hard maple veneer finish.
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Dual pickup...three pickup combinations. Hand-rubbed finish; red sunburst top. model 1478L

Silvertone Harmony #1478 Item #: h3028 SOLD

Silvertone -Harmony-made - 1478 solid body electric guitar with whammy bar circa 1965

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