Silvertone 1449 Electric Guitar, Red/Silver Flake BurstSilvertone
One of the most clever and well-known concepts in the early ’60s guitar boom was the Silvertone Amp-in-case line. For well under $100, you could get a guitar that came in a case featuring a 5-watt (later, 6-watt) tube amp built right in. Just open the case halfway, stand it up, switch it on, and wail. The original guitar in the 1962 kit (1448) was a single pickup, short-neck model. A year later, the 2-pickup 1449 was introduced and the Amp-in-case really took off. The 1449 is the most rare of the breed, being replaced by the almost identical redburst 1457 in 1964. This guitar screams
Condition: No repairs were made to the guitar - It was simply given a set-up and left it alone. The guitar plays and sounds great. The action could easily be adjusted to fit the preference of any player. The neck is straight and the guitar plays great with the current set-up! All electronics are in perfect working order. The back of the headstock is stamped "used" and the original serial # has been replaced with a new one..
Finishes: Blackgold Metalic
Truss Rod: Dual Action
Neck Shape: 'C'
# Of Frets: 21 Nickel Silver
Inlays: Pearl Dot
Nut Material: PPS
Pickups and Controls
Pickups: Silvertone Lipstick Single Coil
Controls: Volume (2), Tone (2), Stacked
Switch: 3-Way Toggle
Output Jack: 1/4" Mono
Pickguard: Single-Ply White
Bridge: Thru-Body Adjustable
Case Not Included
About our set-ups: We do our best to accurately describe the current set-up and playability of each guitar. However, due to temperature and humidity changes the guitar may experience while in transit, it's possible for the neck and body to slightly "adjust" along the way. After all, guitars are primarily wooden instruments that are highly susceptible to their environment. By the time you receive the guitar, un-box it and tune it up, you may find that it needs a slight adjustment to get it back to the set-up specs that we originally described in our listing. Please keep this in mind before purchasing.