1958 Silvertone Acoustic Guitar Model 644/49 (Arched Auditorium-size)
- 3-ply laminated body
- Lacquer finish
- Jet black color
- Hardwood neck
- Oval fingerboard
- Celluloid guard plate
- Adjustable Rosewood Bridge
- Nickel-plated tailpiece

Beautiful guitar and sounds great with a slide!

Lacquered wood, Rosewood, Pearloid, Aluminum, Plastic, 17.25 w x 4.5 d x 43 h in

Expert craftsmanship in every detail. Slim neck reinforced with metal rod to prevent warping. Cutaway design permits complete fingering ease. Spruce top, curly maple back and sides. Hand rubbed and polished to a rich lustrous glow. Hand-laid simulated pearl position markers. Accurately fretted. Extra-large guard plate on bracket. Adjustable rosewood bridge. 42x17 in.

The 640 family of 'Aristocrat' acoustics finished up the line of Kay-built Silvertone archtops in style. The only real difference between these guitars and their predecessors the 666 and 668 was in the 'wavy' pickguard.

The Kay-built 640 family consisted of three guitars, identical except for the finish and headstock decoration. A big ol' soundbox with a spruce top, curly maple back and sides, big faux MOP fingerboard markers (and three side dot markers!), and a newer style 'S' branded pickguard added up to some fine axes for the couple of years they were offered. The 644/49 seemed to be the best-seller of the bunch, followed by the 640, with the blonde 642/51 in last place.

Introduced: 1958
Retired: 1960
Estimated Price: $1,000 – $1,500
Selling Price: $1,100

Product Specs
Condition: Very Good (Used)
Brand: Silvertone (17” Archtop Cutaway) Model: 644/49
Finish: Black
Categories: 6-String
Year: 1958
Made In: United States

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Listed3 years ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
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Brand
Model
  • 644/49
Finish
  • Jet Black
Categories
Year
  • 1958
Made In
  • United States

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