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Now if you happened to look in the Sears catalog in the fall of 1969, you would’ve seen this nice guitar on page 929!
This somewhat fancy guitar was simply called the “Double Pickup”, but it’s more commonly known by the Sears order number, 1460L. Of course the Silvertone brand is legendary, but by 1969 it was a fading name.
The days are long gone now, but there was a time when the Sears Department stores just ruled!
And if you didn’t have a store nearby, at least you could peruse the famous Sears catalogs.
SETI, David Marks, and Joe Walsh, played a Silvertone for their first electric, bass, or acoustic guitar.
The Canadian band Chad Allan and The Silvertones, which would go on to become The Guess Who, took its name from this line of instruments.
The reissues are not exact replicas, but are modeled and engineered as close to the originals as possible (using vintage models to compile the actual specifications).
I actually took it to a local store and had them look it over.
We both looked it over and said he couldn't see any blemish.
He tuned it quick and strummed a few chords and it sounded good.
I have strummed it and it sounds OK although I am not a guitar player.
Two of the best-known Silvertone offerings are the Danelectro-built Silvertone 14, made in the early to mid-1960s.