SILVERTONE 1448 (amp-in-case)

  • Silvertone 1448


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  • electric guitars

Dates of manufacture: 

1962 to 1967

The Silvertone 1448 was a Danelectro made guitar sold by by Sears, Roebuck and Company from 1962-1967. The 1448 had a case with a small built-in valve amplifier and a short-scale 18-fret neck, which was well suited to beginners. The 1448 has typical Danelectro construction including semi-hollow body with masonite top and back and a single lipstick tube pickup.

These Danelectro Silvertone 1448s are collectible and played by some well known guitarists including: Beck, Jimmy Page, George Harrison and Melissa Etheridge. From 1962-1963 the amp-in-case had a 5-inch speaker this was ugraded to a 6-inch speaker in 1964, a 6-inch speaker. At the same time the 1448 plastic tuner buttons were changed to metal.

The 1448 guitar, without the amp-in-case, was reissued by Evets Corporation in 2008 as the Dano '63.


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Body shape featuresasymmetrical body, double cutaway
Body top materialhardboard body top
Hollow bodysemi-hollow body
Pickguard materialwhite pickguard


Bridgemetal trapezoidal bridge


Fingerboard materialrosewood fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersdot fingerboard position markers


Finish colorsblack finish
Made inUSA
Number of strings6 strings
Scale length23.625 inches scale length


Neck jointbolt on neck
Number of frets18 fret
Tuner layoutsix-in-a-row tuners


Pickups configuration1 lipstick tube style single coil pickup


Tone controls1 tone control
Volume controls1 volume control

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