The 1434 was so top of the line they even gave it a name! Just like the 'two-twelve' that they named the 1396, the 1434 was dubbed 'Medalist.' Two big twelves with 50 watts pumpin' into them. Space age looks notwithstanding, Dano-built Silvertones had changed very little this decade. Sound-wise, things were about to get very interesting. Design-wise, this classic era of amp design was over.
Fall/Winter 1959 at $139.95
as the 57FM1434L
Spring/Summer 1961 at $139.95
as the 57A1434N
Everything Danelectro had, they put into this
last amp of the 50s. Music was changing; rock and roll had exploded, and was
about to take over the airwaves and imagination as the dominant
influential music. Silvertone amps were about to change, too. Reverb was on the
way on certain models. Here come the sixties!
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