Silvertone-branded Danelectro 1443 bass in red-black burst was made by the original Danelectro company in Neptune New Jersey in what would have been their final couple of years. Having moved away from guitars made as cheaply as possible (bodies were a crude pine frame sandwiched beteen two sheets of masonite), this dual liptsick pickup long-scale (34") bass is a proper solidbody instrument, a contender perhaps against the Fender Precision. The Silvertone brand (a name with which Danelectro is almost synonymous) on this bass means that it would have been sold through Sears, Roebuck and Company stores.
The example seen here is in excellent condition for its age and is currently listed on eBay with a starting price of $399.99 and a not unreasonable Buy It Now price of $779.99.
G L Wilson
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