This is a rare Silvertone 1319 (Danelectro model: U2), electric guitar. It is a semi-hollowbody, Masonite over pine construction with a black finish, shiny silver vinyl binding, two lipstick tube-style pickups, a four way adjustable, unplated, light weight aluminum bridge with a Brazilian rosewood saddle, a metal nut, a clear plastic pickguard with a silver vinyl underlay matching the binding, a Coke-bottle headstock, concentric volume and tone controls, and original white plastic strap buttons. It was made by Danelectro in Neptune, New Jersey around 1958 and it is in nice playing and collecting condition especially for an axe that is about sixty years old! The neck is straight with nice fast action. The pickups are as clear and potent as they have ever been. This guitar is 100% original. It feels great and sounds incredible. It can be used to play a wide variety of styles. It comes with a gigbag.Description from VintageSilvertones.com
This guitar is 100% original. It is in good condition and clean for its age. There are a few spots of paint wear below the tailpiece and a few tiny spots of wear on the rest of the guitar. The binding is in good condition with a few spots of wear. The input jack has a been reinforced. Overall, this guitar plays beautifully and sounds great!
The tuners, opened-back, 3×2’s with plastic buttons are in good working condition. They are smooth and hold the tuning well.Description from VintageSilvertones.comiption from VintageSilvertones.com
The neck is in good shape. It’s a straight, bolt-on neck with dot inlays on a Brazilian rosewood fretboard, 21 frets, and a 25″ scale. There is some very minor wear on the first two frets. The paint on the back of the neck has about four small spots of playing wear. The Coke-bottle headstock, featuring the horizontal silkscreened logo, has some minor wear along the top edges. The neck is kept straight with aluminum reinforcement rods. With its fast action, the neck feels fantastic under your fingers to play a variety of rhythm and lead styles..
The two single coil, lipstick tube-style pickups are very clean, strong and bright. The neck pickup has a full tone with a nice mid-range punch, perfect for rock, blues, soul or punk. The bridge pickup has a sharper twang that is good for funk, folk, rock or country. Using the combination of pickups and tone knobs gives you a wide variety of musical tones from which to choose. There are four concentric pots, one tone stacked on one volume for each pickup. The toggle switch allows you to select the neck, bridge or both pickups; however, with this guitar, both pickups are alway actived. If you want to solo the bridge or neck pickup you have to roll down the volume on the other pickup. Otherwise, the pots and toggle are clean sounding. Description from VintageSilvertones.com
The Dimensions are:
Overall length: 38 5/8″Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Body width: 13.25″
Body thickness: 1.5″ with neck 2.25″Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Scale: 25″ approx.
Width of the nut: 1.5″ (depth .75″)
String height at 12th fret: 1/16″Description from VintageSilvertones.com