Silvertone 1457 2 Pickup without Case 1965 Burst

Reverb Estimated Used Price Range

  • $325$580

Starting in the mid-'50s, most guitars bearing the Silvertone brand name were produced by Danelectro. Silvertone was the in-house brand of Sears and was marketed to beginner guitarists. In 1963, Silvertone distributed a two-pickup version of the earlier amp-in-case model as the 1457 (there was also a short-lived model 1449 with a different pickguard and finish). While the guitar was sold with an amp-in-case, many have survived without the amp intact. Having the amp case intact with the guitar is important for collectors. 

Years of Production: 1963 - 1966

Body Style: Double cutaway solidbody

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

Amp Features: Three tubes, one tube rectifier, 8-inch speaker, gain, tone, tremolo (speed and strength), two inputs, foot-switch

Notable Silvertone Players: 
Beck, Mick Jagger, Jack White

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