The 1346 was an unusual looking amp. I always thought it looked like some kind of futuristic audio weapon... but that's just me. Dano-built, dual-control tremolo, LOTS of tubes, LOTS of power, but a real rarity. I've only seen a couple over the years, and these pics represent a couple of nice examples of this amp. Many of the hallmarks of Dano-built Silvertones to follow are in this amp: the double-decker construction, rounded edges, top-edge controls, subtly contrasting colors, nice grill.
Spring/Summer 1951 at $129.95
Spring/Summer 1954 at $139.95
For the years it was offered, the 1346 was top of the
Silvertone line. During this period, the amps offered by Sears were a mixed bag
at best; some Harmony, some Danelectro (like this one, along with the
first Dano-built Silvertone amps), design, colors and materials all over the
place. But the 1346 was the very first 'twin-twelve' amp offered by Sears.
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