The 1396 amp was the top of the Silvertone line, providing players a cool looking and capable sounding amp as rock and roll took hold. 50 watts, a good Bo Diddley tremolo circuit, and two channels with separate bass/treble/volume for each, and six inputs! And, the catalog reminded us at every turn about the push-pull parallel amp circuitry. Gee, they even gave it a name! The 'Two Twelve' has "Enough volume for any occasion."
Fall/Winter 1957 at $149.95
as the 57DM1396.
Retired: Spring/Summer 1959 at $139.95 as the 57YM1396.
A classic look for the best this classic line
had to offer. After that first
shake-out catalog season, the 139X series settled down into a fine assortment of amps, and the 1396 was ready to rock with 50 watts of power. Teamed up
with one of the first Dano-built Silvertone guitars, you had a combo that was
(and still is) hard to beat.
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