Silvertone Model 1457 Amp-In-Case Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar, made by Danelectro (1964)

Silvertone Model 1457 Amp-In-Case Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar,  made by Danelectro  (1964)
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Item # 7177
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Silvertone Model 1457 Amp-In-Case Model Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar, made by Danelectro (1964), made in Neptune, NJ, serial # 5074, red/black sunburst with sparkles finish, Masonite and pine body, poplar neck with rosewood fingerboard, masonite case, original black hard shell case.

This is the classic Danelectro-made Silvertone 1960s guitar, sold exclusively through Sears and the original equipment for thousands of teen combos and garage bands in the mid-1960s. The double cutaway asymmetrical body has sharp curling "horns," a white Masonite pickguard, two great-sounding Dan-O lipstick pickups controlled by concentric control tone/volume pots, and the traditional Dan-O chrome plate bridge with rosewood saddle. The neck is topped with a Silvertone logo "paddle" headstock with skate key-style tuners.

The amp/case combination is actually surprisingly good-sounding, although not entirely practical for many situations! This is a very nice example of these great-sounding and playing little guitars; a complete set that remains one of the best bargains in an American-made vintage guitar still going.
Overall length is 37 1/2 in. (95.2 cm.), 13 in. (33 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 25 1/2 in. (648 mm.). Width of nut is 1 13/16 in. (46 mm.).

This is a nicely original set, with both pieces very well-preserved. The guitar is an excellent player, completely unmodified and very clean except for some small paint chips and scrapes on the headstock edges and a couple on the body. The only notable condition issue is the lipstick pickup covers are separated slightly in the middle, which does not affect operation at all.

The amp case works well; it shows some wear to the covering and corners but is quite nice overall, and even includes the original trem pedal. The trem is working but is not as strong as some of these. Overall one of the nicer examples of this classic garage band combo we have had. Excellent - Condition.