This is a Silvertone 1301 (Danelectro model: U2) electric guitar made by Danelectro of Neptune New Jersey in 1959. It is far more rare than the single pickup models. It has a tan/gold finish with two lipstick pickups and a semi-hollow body. The guitar has been refinished. It was originally bronze. The tolex binding was also removed when it was refinished. So if you are looking for a double-lipstick pickup Silvertone/Danelectro (with that amazing Jimmy Page sound) without the cost of a great condition vintage axe, this is it.Description from VintageSilvertones.com
This guitar is in very good playing condition. The neck is straight with nice fast action. It has a sealant on it. The electronics all work correctly. The tuners are in good working condition. It is all original except for the finish and the knobs; they are new replacements. It has nicks and playing wear on the back of the neck. But overall, it's in good shape. The guitar feels and sounds really nice. If you're a player this is the guitar you've always wanted! Play it as is or restore it to it's original glory! It comes with a gig bag.
The Dimensions are:
Overall length: 38 1/2"
Body width: 13 1/4"
Body thickness: 1 5/8"
Scale: 24 7/8"Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Width of the nut: 1 5/8"
Depth of the neck at nut: 3/4"
1959 SEARS CATALOG DESCRIPTION
Silvertone Solid-body and Hawaiian Electric Guitars
(All with cord, pick and complete instructions)
Single and Dual-Pickup Guitars. Steel reinforced neck..resist warping. Extra slim for easier fingering. Brazilian rosewood fingerboard. Accurately fretted. Solid center body. Hardwood core balanced by hollow wing sections. 4-way adjustable bridge--up, down, forward, back. Split shell metal-enclosed pickup. 3-position switch. Double tone, volume control knobs for each pickup. Bronze or black lacquer finish. Contrasting edge trim.
38 3/4 x 13 1/4 inches. Shipping weight 10 lbs.Description from VintageSilvertones.com
57 Y 01301L--Bronze dual pickup $6 dn, $6 mo... Cash $59.95
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