This c1965 Silvertone 1448 is in very good condition, the neck and frets are fine, there are some “nicks and scratches” about the body, the volume control knob is missing its label. Overall the expected amount of patina for its age. The amp-case is also in very good condition and fully functional.
The Danelectro Amp-In-Case, properly known as Solid-body Electric Guitar with "All-in-one" Amplifier-Case or Silvertone 1448, is a line of guitar sets introduced from 1962 to 1968. It was sold for $67.95 and sometimes included a 45 rpm how-to-play record, as part of Sears Silvertone. The 3/4-sized guitar has a double cutaway semi-hollow body in a shape similar to a Stratocaster. The body is composed of a poplar center block and frame with Masonite top and back. It comes with a single lipstick pickup at the "middle" position, controlled by a volume and tone knob. The poplar neck is fitted with a Brazilian rosewood fingerboard, has a nut width of 1 3/4" and only has 18 frets with a scale length of 23 1/2". The neck connects to the body with three bolts. This 1448 weighs in at only 5.2 lbs. making it a very comfortable player. The coolest feature of this set is that the amplifier is built into the top-half of the hard-shell guitar case. The 1448 series is a simple 3 watt amplifier with 3 tubes. A 12 AU6 preamp, 50C5 power and 35W4 rectifier respectively. A 5-in speaker is fitted and there is a single volume control.
Many of top rock guitarists throughout Rock n Roll history own or have owned Silvertones and “Danos." They play them on stage and use them in the studio. Beck’s main guitar is the 1448, with an old Rush sticker, and a sticker that says: "I &heart; Country Music. Other notable 1448 enthusiasts through the years have included Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Melissa Etheridge and many others. Joe Perry of Aerosmith once offered someone $30,000 for an entire Danelectro collection!
This neat piece of early 60's Americana, has gained significant value on the collectors market.
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