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1960’s Silvertone Chris Isaak S 1446! SOLD!

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Here’s one of the coolest guitars of the 60s! The Silvertone S 1446 was made by Harmony and sold in Sears catalogs back in the day. Chris Isaak famously used one in his early days and even named his 1st record “Silvertone”. Hubert Sumlin also used one when playing with Howling Wolf. A really cool guitar in terms of looks but it also has some sweet tone. Hollow body with F holes for warm sounds. The bound rosewood fingerboard features pearloid block inlays. The real party is the pickups. These guitars came with Gibson built mini humbuckers. These pickups are basically the same as what you would find on an Epiphone of the period. Good sounding with nice highs and mids. A Bigsby vibrato, upgraded Tuneomatic style bridge, and Waverly tuners round out the hardware. The finish is black lacquer and is set off by white plastic. A guitar with tone that matches its vibe!

Unlike many examples, this Silvertone actually plays well. We just sent it through the shop and dressed the frets. The neck is comfortable, the frets still have some life in them and the pickups sound good. Everything works as it should. Condition wise, this one has seen some use but still looks nice. It shows average scratches, dents and dings. Some checking as well as some residue from the bridge bass being glued down at one point. Overall, I good looking guitar for a player. Comes in a Gretsch gigbag.

There’s a lot of cool guitars out there but it’s sometimes hard to find one that’s truly unique. This Silvertone has personality in spades and is just begging to be taken on stage. Cool looks and cool tones, how could you ask for more?


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