Built by Danelectro and marketed by Sears through the 1960’s, the Amp in Case models were sold as all-in-one electric guitar packages to beginning guitarists. There were a few models of guitars and amplifiers through the production run, and this example features the Model 1457 two-pickup guitar and 5 watt case amp.

The guitar is a two-pickup Danelectro with Silvertone headstock and red sparkle-burst finish. Maple neck with rosewood fingerboard is bolted to a Masonite body, and the white finished Masonite pickguard houses a pair of concentric volume and tone knobs. It is completely original and has been adjusted here at Folkway. The frets aren’t fabulous, but the guitar plays cleanly below the 10th fret.

The amplifier features an 8” Jensen ceramic speaker, a single 6V6 power tube and a pair of 12AX7s, one of which controls the cool sounding built-in tremolo. In great shape, the amp works well and sounds great. Low power goodness.

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Folkway Music

Folkway Music

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15 Year Member
Folkway Music
Waterloo, ON
12:23 AM
Folkway is open from 11 AM to 6 PM Tuesday to Friday, and from 10 AM to 5 PM on Saturday.

Folkway Music accepts Visa, Mastercard, money order, bank transfer, or cash.

Folkway Music ships internationally. On applicable instruments, we'll help acquire the CITES permits that may be needed as quickly as possible. We most frequently use FedEx, but can arrange to ship with any carrier, at a customers request.

Folkway Music offers a 48 hour approval period. We will refund your payment if you are not 100% satisfied with your instrument. All shipping costs are non-refundable, however, and are the responsibility of the purchaser.