Description

Summary: This rare 4-pickup surf guitar has tons of character & lots of tone to back it up. This old guitar has recently been restrung with a set of 10’s and it plays great. This has an old school chunky neck with the logo in-tact & the “Steel Reinforced Neck” sticker is still on the back of
the headstock!

Body: Solid mahogany body Double cutaway – wonderful aged blue finish with a space-age silver pickguard & 4 pickups & tons of switches & options!

Neck: Fat chunky old school neck with a fully bound rosewood fingerboard, 20 frets, original tuning keys with the white plastic washers on top, “Silvertone” logo on the headstock

Pickups/Hardware: 4 chunky single coil pickups, one volume knob (replacement), one original tone knob, nickel hardware, offset block inlays, 4 tuners on the bass side & 2 tuners on the treble side. Original tuning keys, original tremolo system, metal striped pickguard, lots of switching capabilities.

Cosmetics: This old guitar is in good shape. There are lots of small scratches on the metal pickguard & several dings & nicks on the body, consistent with a well-played but loved vintage electric guitar. This guitar shows lots of wear around the edges with paint scratched off near the D-string tuning key, some buckle rash & scratching on the back, lots of wear on the metal tremolo system.

Playability: We put a new set of 10’s on this vintage surf guitar & it plays great! The neck was fully adjustable & the bridge is also very adjustable – you could set the action up to be lower or higher. We set it up with medium action & the guitar plays pretty good.

Modifications: The volume knob has been replaced

Weight: 9 lbs, 4 oz.

Case: This guitar will ship in an old school black chipboard guitar case. We will also package it well & ship it fully insured through Reverb.com!

Empire Guitars RI

Empire Guitars RI

1965
Silvertone
Good
Blue
Soft
5 Year Member
$825
Empire Guitars RI
Empire Guitars
1-877-558-9264
Providence, RI
4:48 PM
Mon-Fri 10am-7pm EST Sat 9am-6 pm EST Sun Closed

We accept credit cards over the phone or pay pal (there is an additional 3% fee for using paypal or credit cards over the phone).

We ship to select international locations. International shipping can become quite expensive. We will not falsify value on customs forms EVER! Please don't ask.

3 days on used and vintage gear. 14 days on new items. Buyer pays shipping both ways. No returns on shipped amplifiers. New items returned with out all packing materials and included inserts will be charged a 15% restocking fee.