Silvertone Model 1423 Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar, made by Harmony (1962)

Silvertone Model 1423 Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar,  made by Harmony  (1962)

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Silvertone Model 1423 Model Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar, made by Harmony (1962), made in Chicago, black lacquer with sparkles finish, Laminated maple body, maple neck with a rosewood fretboard, original grey chipboard case.

The Silvertone Model 1423 was the Sears, Roebuck & Co. catalog version of the 1960s Harmony Stratotone Jupiter, one of the Chicago company's best and most original designs. Built along the same lines as its Harmony cousin with a thin flat-topped hollow body, the 1423 is generally a bit less fancy but does have a cool-looking black-painted body and neck decorated with gold sparkles. That color scheme was a Sears exclusive -- Sears thought "the kids" liked sparkly guitars!

The two great-sounding DeArmond "Indox" pickups are coupled with a flexible tone circuit, including a unique "blend" control that makes for a versatile and great-sounding guitar. One of the nicer Sears/Harmony offerings; a cool and fairly unique garage band classic.
 
Overall length is 38 in. (96.5 cm.), 13 1/8 in. (33.3 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 1 15/16 in. (4.9 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 24 in. (610 mm.). Width of nut is 1 3/4 in. (44 mm.).

This is a nicely original example of this Silvertone gem with some wear but no major modifications. There is a decent amount of finish wear on the headstock, and the metal Silvertone logo plate has some wayward glue around it. The rest of the guitar is relatively clean with just small chips and dings, no major finish loss or repairs. It remains all original except for a recent period-correct refret making it an excellent player. The top tip of the truss rod cover is chipped off, otherwise it is complete including the original chip case in surprisingly useable condition. Excellent - Condition.