Silvertone Classic 1449 Electric Guitar

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A reissue of the original, this guitar has the same classic features like a C-shaped neck, two single-coil lipstick pickups, and an adjustable bridge.

One of the most clever and well known concepts in the early '60s guitar boom was the Silvertone Amp-In-Case guitar. Just open the case halfway, stand it up, switch it on and wail! The original guitar in the 1962 kit was a single pickup, short neck model. A year later the two pickup 1449 was introduced and the "Amp-In-Case really took off. The 1449 is the most-rare of the breed, being replaced by the almost identical red burst 1457 in 1964. This guitar screams.

The reissue features a comfortable C shaped neck with a comfortable 12" radius and two way truss rod for accurate adjustment.

The single coil lipstick pickups are wound to the same specs as the original and the lipstick case provides excellent shielding for low noise and high signal.

The upgraded fully adjustable bridge loads the strings through the body for great response and thick resonant tone.

- Body: Solid Mahogany
- Cutaway: Double
- Finishes: Black Silver Flake, Red, Daphne Blue
- Neck: Mahogany Bolt-On
- Truss Rod: Dual Action
- Neck Shape: 'C'
- Nut Width: 1-11/16"
- Radius: 12-1/2"
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Inlays: Pearl Dot
- Frets: 21 Nickel Silver
- Hardware: Chrome
- Tuners: Sealed
- Bridge: Thru-Body Adjustable
- Scale Length: 24-3/4"
- Pickups: Silvertone Lipstick Single Coil
- Controls: Volume (2), Tone (2), Stacked
- Switch: 3-Way Toggle
- Pickguard: Single-Ply White
- Weight: 6.2 lbs

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 615-206-0077

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (5 ratings)
Submitted July 4, 2021 by Gary E in Panama City, FL

"Silverstone 1449 re-issue"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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My parents gifted me an original Silvertone 1449 with the amp in the case in the early 60's. I played that guitar for many years, finally wearing deep grooves in the frets, and subsequently moving on to a "better" guitar.Remembering the good old days, and realizing how lucky I was to start out on what is now considered by some as an iconic instrument, I have missed that guitar.I've been eyeballing this re-issue for some time now and finally took the plunge. I felt a little guilty about placing the order as I have other guitars, BUT, after receiving this item, I'm glad I pulled the pin.PROSThe red sparkle sunburst is the same color as my original, with a higher quality look.The same bright tones as the original from the single coil lipstick pickups.An adjustable individually compensated bridge.The "C" shaped neck like I remember with nicely finished fingerboard and fret ends.A dual action truss rod.Fit and finish is excellent on my example.CONSThe re-issue lacks the white textured binding that covered the entire edge of the original.It's heavier due to the solid body construction (the original body was masonite and plywood)As delivered the intonation was somewhat off on several strings (easily remedied via the adjustable bridge)Overall I really like the re-issue and I'm glad I ordered it. It is similar enough to the original to bring back fond memories, yet in many ways far exceeds it.

Musical Background:

As a youngster I was in a band for many years.

Musical Style:

Rock oldiesCountry
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