Thursday, 13 June 2013

Japanese-made Silvertone with a serious Mosrite vibe going on and sliders!
I couldn't possibly comment on how this vintage Silvertone guitar might sound, but it's certainly a head turner with several Mosrite-inspired design elements (reverse offset body with German carve, angled neck pickup and angle to the top of the neck) and with those crazy slider volume and tone controls. It looks like the original trem is all present and correct too.

Despite the Silvertone brandname it's certainly a Japanese-made instrument, although with the various Japanese manufacturers of the 1960s era, it's often hard to pinpoint who made what as hardware and designs were often common to more than one factory. Personally, I think it looks more Kawai than Teisco, but that's just a hunch.

Currently listed on eBay UK with a starting bid of £299, and with just over a day to go before the auction finishes (as I type this).

G L Wilson

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1 comment:

  1. I picked one of these yesterday at a very reasonable $350.00 (Canadian).
    I've looked at several of these over the past few years and most are either missing the trem arm
    or quite beat up.
    Mine is very complete and clean.
    Great site.



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