1964 was an incredible year
for Silvertone, and we've designed thisincredible 11"x17"
full-color Limited Edition Poster to celebrate what
we really think of as a peak year in the Silvertone realm. Want one?
Just click on the link below for details on how to purchase one of your
own. Now just $20 with shipping! They're goin' fast! Get 'em while they're hot!
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Rock On, T.S.! Here's a fine pre-'57 'Thin Twin'
1381. The first versions
of this guitar, which was introduced in 1954, had the Silvertone brand
as a stylized script on a plastic laminate, and the last guitars of the line
featured a two-layer laminate black headstock with a Silvertone logo
stencil-routed to reveal the white layer underneath. The black
headstock axes also got a number model change to the 1369.
Kay SSEG w/ C VG $1040 Clean, light wear,
light finish flaking, logo laminate looks good, tuner buttons
shrunken/deteriorating , (1) NS tuner button, 'T S' monogram stockers on
treble bout area of pickguard worn
Just for fun, here's a treat: I'd never seen the 'Old Kraftsman'
branded version of this guitar 'til recently. I'm diggin' the 'lightning
bolt' motif. Want it?
It's up for bidding on eBay.
Here's a little ad for a big song from this week in 1964, it's a
trade ad in the back pages of Billboard for the quintessential teenage
tragedy song, J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers "Last
Kiss," just beginning its climb up the charts.
Whew, it's been QUITE a Summer! Now that
we're gettin' back in the 'back to school' mode, I figured it's time to
get back on the Silvertone World horse here, with some updates and new
pages, and even more from 1964. Of course, I never *really* take time
off from Silvertonin'... our
Facebook page recently passed 1,000 likes, the visits here on the
website are as strong as ever, and Silvertone is holding a firm footage
on stages all over the world, with Beck, Coldplay, Vampire Weekend, The
Bots, Dum Dum Girls, Dex Romweber, and many more bringin' the
Silvertonium to the people!
The Beatles continued their domination and influence on
the music scene over the Summer of 1964, and here's something
interesting from this season 50 years ago:
I remember buying this album as a teenager, part of which
was recorded right around this time in 1964. If you've heard
the disc, you know that the record execs "hoping the anticipated
screaming [would] dissipate" because of the Hollywood Bowl being an
outdoor setting didn't quite work out...
If you haven't heard the record... well, here ya go. Thanks, YouTube!
Make sure to visit Spring
Pt. 3 2014,
as we rolled along in the new
season for our continuing spotlight on 1964 memories, and of course, lots of great Silvertonium...
/ MANUFACTURER / INSTRUMENT TYPE /
CONDITION / PRICE /
Abbreviations: M-Mint, NM - Near Mint, E-
VG- Very Good, G- Good , F-Fair, P-Poor, NS-
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, DNS -
Did Not Sell; used mainly to show an item of interest whether it sold or
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
Links in blue
open in a new window, and take you to a Silvertone World info page, a
period catalog listing, or a link of interest.