This 1966 Silvertone model1477 is in good condition. The bridge is new, the pickguard was cracked and repaired and the instrument has had a non pro refinishing, all prior to coming to us.

Built in Chicago by Harmony and marketed in catalogues by Sears, this instrument is really a re-branded Harmony Bobkat H-15. Featuring two DeArmond diamond top pick-ups, volume and tone controls and a pickup selector switch, this instrument is shall we say, petit. With an overall length of just under 37” and a scale length of a full 24”, this is one of the lightest and smallest bodied full scale instruments out there.

This guitar plays surprisingly well; the neck pickup is very rich and full sounding. The bridge pickup has a serious surf-country twang. Both are very strong. The neck is straight and all the electronics work properly.

"Here's the original description from the 1964 Sears catalog: Dual-pickup Guitar. Tone and volume controls for each pickup plus 3-way selector switch. Thin, high-speed neck with adjustable steel reinforcing rod. Ebonized fingerboard. Adjustable bridge. White position markers. About 36 x 13 x 2 inches. $5 mo. Shpg. wt. 9 lbs. 57 H 1477L--Shaded Walnut finish..............Cash $54.95".

These Silvertone and Harmony guitars have found a niche among younger players and older players alike, they are honest, straight forward, simple and cool at the same time. Own a piece of history you can actually use.

There is no case included, feel free to discuss case options with us.


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Imperial Guitar & Soundworks

Imperial Guitar & Soundworks

Shaded Walnut
Imperial Guitar & Soundworks
Bill, Dianne
New Paltz, NY
5:20 PM
10:00 am - 6:00 pm Tues. - Sat. Mondays by appointment only

We accept VISA, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express, as well as certified checks and bank-to-bank wire transfers. Trades and consignments also welcome. Bank to bank wire transfers seem to work best on foreign orders. Wire transfer payment from your bank to: Bank of New York Newburgh branch Imperial Guitar & Soundworks Account number:6800007257 Incoming transit number:021000018 Notify on arrival of funds:(845)561-0202

All shipments made by us are fully insured. Also, all new products are fully covered by the manufacturer's warranty and used gear usually carries our 30 day mail order warranty. All stringed instruments sold by IGS are shipped UPS ground service for about $50.00. Alaska and Hawaii is shipped UPS 2 day Blue Label service for $75.00.(3 day Orange, 2 day Blue, and overnight Red Label is also available throughout the 48 states. Most small goods (pedals, accessories, etc.) are $7.00 for UPS ground service. Size and weight of amplifiers vary greatly. Typically UPS ground service starts at $40.00 and goes up. Please call on each item. GUITAR FREIGHT (Foreign) We ship instruments world wide. Our shipping department prides itself in its ability to safely deliver guitars anywhere in the world. We use UPS Air service, wherever possible. You are responsible for any import duties, V.A.T., etc. on delivery. It is advisable to consult with your local customs office.

48-hour approval on most items