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Silvertones have become sought-after items on the collectors and players' market in recent years. The amps and guitars and other instruments of yesteryear don't command Fender or Gibson or Martin vintage prices, but who cares? Our beloved Silvertones are well-built machines, undeserving of what I've seen as a perceived reputation among guitar snobs as 'not worthy of consideration.' Well, since you're here, you know that couldn't be further from the truth. If they've been nominally cared for, you've still got a viable instrument on your hands, and Silvertone guitars and amps are still  rockin' many a current concert stage, with a sound and look all their own.

The items depicted on these pages are not for sale by Silvertone World.
These are reviews of items from completed eBay and other sales on or around the date specified.

  • One of my absolute favorite items from the past 10 years is this incredibly rare Murph-built electric 12-string, built 'on spec' for Sears but never sold.

  • Although I concentrate on musical instruments on amps here, eBay has plenty of other terrific Silvertonium up for auction on a daily basis.

  • Of course, I like to keep my eye out for non-Silvertone (but kinda related) products, too!

January 2017

The second century of Silvertone begins! Happy New Year!

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1331 Dano Tube Amp $150

A little alligator, a little tweed, and a funky cabinet aesthetic made up this first unified line of Dano-built Silvertones. Here's the low amp on the mid-1950s totem pole, the 1331. Some odd electronic mods, switched out knobs,  and a rope replacement handle, this one needs some attention, as it's not currently working.

1342 Dano Tube Amp $325

A rare amp, for sure. This cream and green creation was available for four years, but we don't see too many of the m on the market today. Aside from the Silvertone logo missing from the corner of the grille, this one's looking good, with stock 'chicken head' knobs still present, the pasted in schematic intact and readable, a new handle, repro rear baffle panel and 3-prong AC mod. A few capacitors were replaced and the amp was given a full cleaning.

1300 Valco Tube Amp $264

This classic amp has seen better days cosmetically, but it still works. The pots need cleaning, but it's all stock.

By the way, I've got that cool poster seen above available over at Zazzle.

How about a fifty year throwback to the amps of 1967:

Check 'em all out: 1465, 1466, 1484, 1482, 1481, 1483

1207 Harmony FTAC $47

An unusual low-end flattop with a slotted head offered by Sears after the Silvertone name was no more. This one is in good shape, with a clean prismatic 'Space Dot' emblem, and some light wear. This one never appeared in the Sears catalog; the closest you got was the 1205 or the 1209..

  Let's take a half-century glance back to the electric guitars of 1967:

Jump to any of them and explore photos, facts and catalog listings: 1454, 1446, 1439, 1488, 1477, 1412, 1411, 1442, 1443, 1451, 1452 

1326 Harmony SSEG

"What? Another Stratotone? Psssshh... I see those all the time!" Not this one, you don't. It's the very rare single-pickup walnut-burst finished version of the one you do see all the time, the 1420/1421.


1365 Kay SSEG $860

A little wear on this 'Aristocrat,' but otherwise lookin' good: nice laminate, pickguard present, stock knobs, pickups covers shiny


1369 Kay SSEG $360

Well, this 'Thin Twin' has seen better days, but it means we get a look inside the rare iconic Silvertone.


Silvertone Record Holder

You gotta have somewhere to put all those records, right? This nifty record holder was designed and patented by the same gentleman who gave classrooms, libraries, bedrooms and studies everywhere a world globe to study. If you ever wondered about 'Replogle' globes, here you go : Luther Irvin Replogle ('Rep' to his friends) made his first globe in 1930. He had a great stroke of luck in 1933 at the Chicago World's Fair, when he was contracted to make souvenir globes, selling over 100,000 at $1.75 a pop. Word War II increased interest in geography and globe production increased. He applied for and received a design patent (USD127972) for this record holder in 1941. After serving on the Foreign Service Officers' promotion board and US Ambassador to Iceland, Replogle died in 1981.


Abbreviations: M-Mint, NM - Near Mint, E- Excellent, VG- Very Good, G- Good , F-Fair, P-Poor, NS- Non-Stock, HBEG- Hollow Body Electric, FHAC- F-Hole Acoustic, FTAC- Flat-Top Acoustic, SBEG- Solid Body Electric, SSEG- Semi-Sold Electric, MIJ- Made In Japan, MOD - Modified significantly from stock, w/ O/C Original / Case, BOA - (related to price) Best Offer Accepted; price shown was asking price, sold for less, DNS - Did Not Sell; used mainly to show an item of interest whether it sold or not.
Unless otherwise noted, I'm rating them by what I see in the pictures and read in the description.

The items depicted on this page are not for sale by Silvertone World. These are reviews of items from completed eBay auctions on or around the date specified.


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