Silvertone Classic 1423 Jupiter Electric Guitar

A blast from the past, this reissue of the classic Silvertone Classic 1423 gets updated with unique "blender" controls and Seymour Duncan humbucking pickups.
Originally offered in 1959 through 1962, the Silvertone Classic 1423 was made by the Harmony Company. It was known as the Jupiter H49 model in Harmony's Stratotone Series. Pretty space age, eh? While Silvertone didn't use this name, collectors often refer to the 1423 as a "Jupiter." The highlight of this Reissue is the unique "blender control" control setup. In addition to separate volume and tone controls for each pickup, the guitar features a "blend" knob that alters the balance between the two pickups when the selector is in the middle position.

An updated reissue of the original with improved playability and sound. Featuring custom Duncan Designed humbucking pickups, a tune-o-matic bridge, comfortable 12 1/2" radius 'C' shaped mahogany neck and a light resonant 7lb. solid mahogany body.
- Body: Mahogany
- Cutaway: Single
- Neck: Mahogany Bolt On
- Truss Rod: Dual Action
- Neck Shape: 'C'
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Number of Frets: 20 Nickel Silver
- Inlays: Pearl Block
- Binding: White
- Scale Length: 24-3/4"
- Radius: 12-1/2"
- Nut Width: 1-11/16"
- Tuners: Sealed
- Hardware Finish: Chrome
- Bridge: Tune-O-Matic
- Tailpiece: Die-cast Trapeze
- Pickups: Custom Duncan-Design
- Controls: Volume (2), Tone (2), BlendSwitch3-Way Rotary
- Pickguard: Single-Ply White
- Overall Length: 39"
- Weight: 7 lbs
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Blackgold Metallic
Shipping Weight: 10.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 41 x 17 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SAK 1423 BGF
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 615-206-0077
(3 ratings)
Submitted February 23, 2015 by James R in Los Banos, CA
"Nostalgia plus"
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My first guitar was a Silvertone that my parents got me in 1962 to fulfill my Christmas wish for a guitar. It was what I first learned on and played until I traded it for my first fiddle. When I saw this re-issue, read the description of up-graded construction and components, and watched video demonstrations, well, I couldn't resist. It came in short time, beautiful and playable out of the box. I adjusted the action a bit at the nut and shimmed a couple of vibrating saddles at the bridge, and changed strings, but all-in-all there was nothing "wrong" with the instrument. The neck is a joy, and the sound, which I run through a Marshall amp, has a wide spectrum of colors. It has a distinctive voice, especially warm clean from the bridge pup. And it is really cool looking. It is more than just a return to the good ol' days.
Musical Background:
I have been playing guitar since the '60s, guitar, fiddle, mandolin, flutes, cajon, with wife and friends.
Musical Style:
Folk music, in the sense that all music is made by folks. We jam everything from Scottish fiddle tunes to Beatle hits and curren
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