The 1457 amp-in-case refined the attempt begun by the 1449 to have a double pickup model. The paint scheme for the guitar was different, with the 'redburst' and glitter, and the amp was fancied up just a touch with a chrome bezel trimming out the speaker frame. Otherwise, the amp specs stayed the same as the 1449, and the only other cosmetic difference was the number '1457' screened on the amp plate itself.
Spring/Summer 1964 at $99.95
as the 57H1457L
Spring/Summer 1966 at $99.95
as the 57G1457L
1449/57 Schematic / Manual
The 1457 was one of the most popular
packages Sears ever offered. With its relatively small window of
availability (just two years), it's amazing that we see so many of these
in the media, in players hands and in online auctions. It's a testament to
the popularity and continued desirability of this better-spec'd model.
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