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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
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
1300 Valco Tube Amp $264
This classic amp has seen better days
cosmetically, but it still works. The pots need cleaning, but it's
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.
MODEL # / MANUFACTURER / INSTRUMENT TYPE / CONDITION / PRICE / NOTES
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.