Silvertone 1448 1960s Black Sparkle

Reverb Estimated Used Price Range

  • $200$395

Starting in the mid-'50s, many guitars bearing the Silvertone brand name were produced by Danelectro. Silvertone was the in-house brand of Sears and were marketed as starter instruments. The 1448 was sold with an case with a built in amp.  This price guide entry is for just the guitar without the case-amp. Later, Silvertone distributed a two-pickup version with a louder amp as the 1449. 

Years of Production: 1962 - 1968

Body Style: Double cutaway solidbody

Design Elements: Single lipstick pickup, dot inlays, volume and tone control, six-on-a-side headstock

Notable Silvertone Players: Beck, Mick Jagger, Jack White


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