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circa 1960

Silvertone Speedster 1445 electric guitar 3 pu blond blackThis is an early 1960's Silvertone 1445 Speedster made by Kay of Chicago. It is a hollow body, three pickup, single cutaway guitar with a blond, natural finish on the front and back and black sides. The body is made of laminated, carefully selected maple. The fingerboard is oval rosewood with six hand inlaid pearlette, rectangular fret markers. The whole guitar is bound with white celluloid. The back and top are bound with extra wide white celluloid, with a nice black and white inlay on the top. The 1445 also features an adjustable, rosewood bridge and gorgeous classic trapeze-style tailpiece. It is 100% original and in good condition. The guitar feels great to play, the action is fast and the tone is terrific. The 1445 sounds great plugged-in and when played acoustically. Don't miss getting your chance to own one

CONDITION:Description from
This guitar is 100% original and in good condition. There is some crazing to the finish but the guitar looks beautiful and sounds fantastic.
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TUNERS:Description from
The all original, closed back, three in-line, chrome plated, Kluson Deluxe tuners with metal buttons are smooth and in great working order.
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NECK:Description from
Bolt-on, straight neck with 18 frets, and a 24.25" scale. The nickel-silver frets are in fine condition and the action is fast. The frets and fretboard feels fantastic under your fingers. The logo'd headstock has some slight paint wear on the edges. The bone nut is still in great condition. The neck, kept straight with a steel rod, has some very minor wear.
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PICKUPS:Description from
Three adjustable single coil pickups. The neck pickup has a warm, clean, tight tone. The middle pickup has a more flat, clean, tight tone. The bridge pickup has an edgier, clean, bright tone. There are five original knobs: One bass and one treble pot for all the pickups together and one volume pot for each pickup. The pickup selector toggles between neck, middle, bridge and all pickups. Depending on the settings, this guitar displays a nearly endless possibility of tones suitable for all styles of music. All electronics work properly.

DIMENSIONS:Description from
    Overall length: 40.5"
    Body width: 15.25"
    Body thickness: 2" (2.5" with neck)
    Scale: 24.25"
    Width of the nut: 1.75"
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    Depth of the neck at nut: 1" approximately


Triple pickups for wide tone variety Description from

Rich-grained curly maple top is hande-rubbed to a gleaming finish..and it sounds as good as it looks. Each pickup has its own tone control. Choose any pickup instantly with 3-way switch. Spruce sides and back in glossy black with white celluloid guard plate and edge binding. 39 3/4 x 14 3/4 x 1 3/4 inches. Shipping weight 12 lbs.Description from

57 G 1445L-Only $9 monthly....................................................Cash $99.95.
57 G 745L-Chipboard Case for above. Wt. 10 lbs..................................11.95.
57 G 1463L2L-Guitar plus amplifier 57 G 1472K on facing save $10.
Shipping weight 38 pounds.
$11.50 monthly................................Cash 157.90.
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Silvertone Kay model #1445 Item #: k2014 SOLD

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