This Silvertone was produced by Kay of Chicago. In the Kay catalogue it was known as the K161 and was endorsed by Jimmy Reed (the model is also known as the Jimmy Reed model). Sears marketed this guitar as the 1382L Thin Twin under the Silvertone brand. The original white headstock was replaced by a black headstock later in its production run.

Body Style: Single cutaway, semi-hollowbody

Years of Production: 
1952 - 1958

Product Specs

  • Thin Twin 1382L
  • Sunburst
  • 1956
Made In
  • United States
Body Shape
  • Single Cutaway
Body Type
  • Semi-hollow Body
Number of Strings
  • 6 String
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed

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Reviews for the Silvertone Thin Twin 1382L Sunburst 1956
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  • Great blues guitar

    Verified Purchase

    I bought one of these to use for some blues and roots rock music. The pick ups really capture that 1950’s early rock sound. The neck is very big, so if you are not used to baseball bat size necks, you might have a hard time playing one of these. The cherry sunburst finish is beautiful! Great guitar, get one before the prices go through the roof!

  • Unique

    Verified Purchase

    A unique tone given by it's thin curved mics. Can't be compared to any single coils. The hollow bosy also add a boost to the warmth of the sound. The neck is a fat one, but very playable even if you are used to thin neck. I felt in love.