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Silvertone 1458 1960 Black

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Built by Kay and only offered in the 1960 and 1961 Sears 'Wish Books', the Silvertone 1458 has an unmistakable vintage vibe, feel, and sound.

This is a fantastic blues or roots-rock guitar. The two pickups deliver a classic bluesy tone that sounds great through a vintage tube amp and works well with slide. The neck has the classic thick profile but, unlike many vintage Kay-built necks, is straight and highly playable with a low action.

As far as style, it's pretty much unmatched, with a white pickguard setting off the glossy black finish. The black-and-white V and T knobs are classic cool, and it's probably the only guitar you'll own with a chicken-head pickup selector switch.  

All parts appear to be original except for two of the pickguard screws and the strap pins (these originally came with plastic strap pins, but those were both broken off, as is common with these). The finish is chipped away on the back at the binding near the strap pin, as shown,  and there's other wear to the finish in several places, as you'd expect on a guitar of this age. The bridge hardware is slightly corroded and pocked but fully functional, and the end of the pickguard is broken off (but the corner piece is still there and glued to the body).  All in all in very good condition for its age, still fully playable with extra vintage patina.

Comes with a chipboard case which I believe is original. The cat in the photos is not included.

  • Brand: Silvertone
  • Maker: Kay
  • Model: 1458
  • Body: maple laminate
  • Frets: 18
  • Pickups: 2
  • Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone, 1 chicken-head selector
  • Case: Chipboard

Product Specs

Listed4 years ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
Very Good items may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape.learn more
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  • United States

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