This is a Silvertone electric guitar made by Danelectro. The guitar has a black sparkle finish and a Masonite over pine construction. It is part of the amp-in-case line but this guitar does NOT include the amp-in-case. It has two lipstick tube-style pickups, a four-way adjustable chromed brass bridge with a Brazilian rosewood saddle, a metal nut, and a Brazilian rosewood fretboard on a poplar neck. The 1449 has a slightly different pick-guard and is far more rare than the 1457, it’s cousin. This model was only offered for one year: 1963. After that, the model was modified slightly and only available in red, making this model very rare. This guitar is in good condition with only a few minor scrapes to the finish as one would expect for a guitar over 50 years old. 100% original, it still feels great under your fingers and it sounds fantastic. Get this rare beauty now before someone else does!Description from VintageSilvertones.com
This guitar is in good condition for its age. There are just a few minor scrapes to the black silver flake finish. This is a beautiful guitar that plays and sounds as well as it looks.
Opened back, six in-line, one-piece chrome tuners with plastic buttons. The tuners are very smooth and in very good working order.Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Bolt-on, straight, poplar neck with dot inlays on a Brazilian rosewood fretboard, 21 frets, and 24.75″ scale. Frets are in very good condition and the action is medium-fast. The back of the neck has some very minimal playing wear which is to be expected on such a classic guitar. The headstock has very minimal paint wear at the edges. Dual action rods keep the neck straight.
Two single coil, lipstick tube-style pickups. The neck pickup has a clean, bright tone perfect for rock or funk. The bridge pickup has a more twangy feel 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.
The Dimensions are:
Overall length: 37″Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Body width: 13″
Body thickness: 1 7/8″ with neck 2″Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Scale: 24.75″ approx.
Width of the nut: 1.75″ (depth .75″)
String height at 12th fret: 1/16″Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Here’s the original description from the 1963 Sears catalog:
An Electric Guitar with dualpickup .. a Carrying Case with 8-inch speaker .. an Amplifier with tremolo for rich vibrating sound
Description from VintageSilvertones.com
The Guitar .. longer21-fret hand-rubbed Brazilian rosewood fingerboard. Twomagnetic pickups widen and enrich sound. Tremoloadds exciting pulsating professional effects. 2 volume, 2 tone controls. Tremolo speed and strength controls. Black finish solid center body, silver-color accents; guard-plate. About 37x13x2 in. Case and Amplifier.. 3 tubes plus rectifier, bigger-toned8-in. speaker. Finervinyl-covered hardboard, red rayon plush lining. About 39x14x3 in. 45-rpm How-to-Play Record, charts, pick included.
57G1449L-Wt. 27 lbs. $9 mo. …. Cash $99.95Description from VintageSilvertones.com