This is a Silvertone 1377 made by Danelectro of Neptune, New Jersey. It features a solid hardwood, poplar body covered by maroon, artificial leather, with contrasting white head plate and guard plate on which all of the electronics are mounted, two single coil pickups actually concealed under the pickguard, a single cutaway, and a four way adjustable unplated aluminum bridge with a Brazilian rosewood saddle. The 1377 has an aluminum truss rod that extends from the nut all the way through to the bridge and it can be seen on the surface of the guitar down the middle of the back of the neck and on the front center of the body. This guitar is 100% original and in good condition. It is a very early and rare model that still looks lovely after approximately 60 years of existence. With its medium-fast action and terrific tone, this guitar plays like a dream. It comes with an orignial hardshell case. Get this rare, early Silvertone before someone else does.
This guitar is 100% original and it is in good condition. The artificial leather finish is very clean for its age especially on the front and back. The edges on the sides have a few small spots of wear. The pickguard is clean. This guitar looks and sounds great for an approximately 60 year old instrument.
The double three inline opened-back tuners with plastic buttons are in very good working condition. All of the tuners are smooth and hold the pitch well.
Description from VintageSilvertones.com
The neck is in good shape. It is a straight, bolted-on neck with circular aluminum inlays on a rosewood fretboard, an aluminum nut, 20 frets, and a 25" scale. There is some playing wear to the paint on the back of the neck and some very minor playing wear on the top two frets that does not affect the playability or tone of the instrument. The headstock, featuring a horizontal silkscreened Silvertone logo with a lightening bolt underneath on a white plate, has no wear on the front but has some wear along the back edges. The neck is kept straight and supported by an aluminum truss rod that starts at the nut and goes all the way through the body and stops at the bridge. This rod is visible on the rear of the neck, giving the neck a flat, squared-off appearance down the center of the rear of the neck. It can also be seen on the front of the body down the center as it heads toward the bridge. With its medium-fast action, the neck feels fantastic under your fingers.
The two single coil pickups, that are tucked under the pickguard, have a clean, strong bright tone. The bridge pickup is more twangy than the neck. With the proper usage of the pickup selector and tone knobs, the guitar is very versatile offering the player tones suitable for rock, blues, country, rockabilly, soul, funk, jazz and many more musical styles. This guitar has two sets of stacked concentric knobs giving the player volume and tone control for each pickup. There is a three way selector to choose bridge, neck and both pickups. The pots and switch are clean sounding and in fine working order.
Description from VintageSilvertones.com
The Dimensions are:
Overall length: 37.5"Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Body width: 11.5"
Body thickness: 1.75" with neck 2 1/8"Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Scale: 25" approx.
Width of the nut: 1.75" (depth 7/8")
String height at 12th fret: 1/8" Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Here's the original description from the Winter 1957 Sears catalog:
Solid Body Electric GuitarsDescription from VintageSilvertones.com
Reinforced with metal bar to prevent warping
High Fidelity magnetic pickup unit for finest tone
Adjustable bridge moves up-down and backward-forward
$39.95 Cash Single pickup without case $4 Down Also available with twin pickups..see 57 K 01377L below
Duraluminum reinforcing bar through entire length of neck and body! Two-way adjustable bridge. Professsional 25 3/4-in. scale, yet guitar is only 36 1/4 in. long 11 1/4 in. wide. Tone and volume controls. Maroon artificial leather covered hardwood. Instruction book. Amplifier required.
57 K 01375L-Single pickup model. Shipping Weight 9 lbs. $4 down, $5 month Cash $39.95
57 K 01376L-With case. Shipping Weight 10 lbs. $4.50 down, $5 month......Cash $44.50
57 K 01377L-Twin pickup model. 2 volume, tone controls, switch.Wt. 9 lbs. $6 dn Cash $44.50
57 K 01378L-With case. Shipping Weight 10 lbs. $6.50 down, $6 month......Cash $64.50
Silvertone 1377 Danelectro
Item #: d2062