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.