Puttin' 2011 to bed is taking longer
than I thought. What a year! Speaking of which, look for a 2011 recap in
a few days... for some reason, the year really doesn't get going for me
until Elvis's birthday, January 8th.
Rockin' the very rare 1326: single pickup, 'walnut shaded,'
available for only a single catalog listing,
Harmony SSEG VG $300
Clean, light wear, logo strong, NS knobs, playing wear to neck, tone
contour switch broken
The rarity continues with this Italian-made 698 acoustic. Look at
that thing! Looks nearly exactly like the very popular Harmony-made
600 series guitar. I
have zero knowledge of EKO's relationship with Sears, but clearly,
something had to exist. Were these the same type of guitars that Harmony
was making (that Sears was selling the most of, apparently) but built by
EKO (the savings in transport must have been well worth it) and churned
out for the European market?
698 EKO FTAC w/ C VG $128
Clean, light wear, surprisingly light checking, unique script logo
strong, 'Made in Italy' stamp strong, 'Steel Reinforced Neck' print
The guitar is common enough, but the triangular case was most
unusual! I've only see them illustrated in one catalog,
Harmony FTAC w/ OC VG $200 Clean, light
wear, pickguard missing, logo strong but has a smudge at last 'e,' NS
bridge? Stamped FA-63 LK
Kay HBEG w/ C VG $899
Clean, light wear, light checking, pickguard and headstock designs
1405 MIJ SBEG E $200
Clean, minimal wear, chrome and finish shiny, logo strong
Teisco SBEG w/ OC VG $139 Clean, light
wear, whammy bar missing, logo intact, bridge cover in place (!)
Harmony FTAC G $46 Some edge and surface
wear, logo strong, big gouge in bass bottom side
Harmony FTAC w/ C VG $77 Clean, light
wear, logo strong, hardware dull but not rusty, stamped S-56 GM
Dano tube amp only MOD $249 Clean,
holes/plugs in control face, NS power tubes, 1/4" speaker jackmod,
seller says "This amplifier has had the tubes replaced
and was updated with new capacitors two years ago. It was purchased from
an auction from the Indigo Ranch."
Dano solid state amp only VG $150 Needs a
good cleaning, seller says "IT IS IN GOOD WORKING ORDER
AND SOUNDS GREAT. IT HAS ANALOGUE REVERB AND SEISMIC TREMOLO. ORIGINAL
2-PRONG PLUG. ALL CONTROLS ARE INTACT AND ARE OPERATE AS DESIGNED. THE
FACEPLATE IS IN VERY GOOD SHAPE. TOLEX IS FULLY INTACT AND HAS IT'S
tube amp in case only $65 Clean, surface
edge wear to covering/grille, corner wear, handle capture pulled
out/side damage (capture incl.), seller says "The amp
does power up all the tubes light up and the system hums, but we have no
way to test it further."
Dano tube amp $158 Clean, light wear,
square speaker cutout, knob inserts worn/discolored seller says "I
PLUGGED THE AMP IN 2 TUBE LIGHTS UP BUT ONE GLOWS BLUE, ONE TUBE DID NOT
LIGHT UP, THE AMP WOULD NOT WORK, NO SOUND"
Dano tube amp G $295 Could use a cleaning,
light wear, round speaker cutout, knob inserts discolored, aluminum
chassis shows oxidation/wear, seller says "New grounded
chord added. This has had a complete check out and anything out of spec.
was repaired/replaced. NOS tubes replaced, speaker sounds great."
Unusual to see a 'tremlo' misspell and a square speaker cutout on
Dano tube amp G $425
Could use a cleaning, light grille staining, square speaker cutout,
early 'tremlo' misspelling, 3-prong AC mod, tremolo unmentioned, seller
says "great working amp"
Harmony HBEG neck/body $325 No guts or
hardware, truss rod cover still in place, significant fret board wear,
tuner holes have been enlarged
Harmony HBEGbody only $179
Pickguard/bracket/screws incl., come finish flaking & wear, neck screws
incl., stamped F-60, serial #4074H1429
Alright, y'all... enjoy this holiday
tray full of Silvertonium... I'll be visiting back with you in 2012!
Teisco SBEG Bass w/ OC VG $595 Clean, light
wear, a couple of edge dings, some light scratches to back,
silk-screened logo on headstock 'tab' strong
Teisco SBEG w/ OC VG $248 Clean, light
wear, whammy bar missing, logo intact w/ some oxidation
Dano SSEG and (2) tube ampincases G $500
Clean, light wear to guitar and ampcases, logos strong, nice figuring to
fretboard grain, crack along tuner line, rust to case hardware, tremolo
functional on both, chewed-up footswitch incl., stamping (on one amp,
anyway) indicates Spring 1964 build
Coolest accompanying graphic goes to...
SSEG and tube amp in case VG $499 Clean,
light wear to guitar and ampcase, chrome shiny, case hardware clean,
some glitter loss on bass side top, guitar knob inserts discolored
Harmony Ukulele VG $67 Needs a dusting,
light wear, logo strong, vintage uke books incl.
Dano footswitch $95 Some grunge to panel,
apparently untested, sold as-is
Even during the upside-down holi-daze, Wednesdays are still the slowest!
Dano tube amp and speaker cabinet VG $700
Clean, light wear, some rust dots to faceplate, NS power tubes, rev/trem
functional, stamping indicates Summer 1967 build
SSEG and tube amp in case VG $800 Clean,
light wear to ampcase and guitar, logos strong, treble side of pickup
cover may be split, guitar logo shows slight smear at 'ne,' guitar knobs
show some wear/adhesive seep, chrome shiny, strap button, jack nut and
case hardware has some rust
FHAC w/ OC VG $164
Clean, light wear, logo strong, stamped L1343
Kay FHAC w/ C F $75 Wear all over,
checking/flaking, crack on top at treble side bridge, pickguard missing,
'wind chime' logo shows some wear, NS tuners, back separating, neck
1207 Harmony FTAC
G $31 Looks OK in single picture provided,
playing wear to fretboard, sticker near block logo, one tuner
Dano tube amp $219 Could use a cleaning,
rust to handle captures, tape residue on top panel and control face, (1)
knob missing, (1) NS 'chicken head,' NS Mobile Authority speak, stamping
indicates early 1966 build, AC cord cut, untested
2574 Oscar Schmidt Autoharp w/ OC
VG $104 Clean, light wear, (1) chord button missing, some top
and back separation, tuning wrench, pitch pipe and paperwork incl.
Dano footswitch $77 Tested functional, some
side damage to thick covering, much like a Dano-branded DS-100's
We've got a great big holiday haul!
Dano SSEG and tube ampincase G $450
Edge wear to guitar and some damage to ampcase, some sidewall damage,
logos strong, lamination line showing at headstock, some knob insert
discoloration, amp chassis shows some rust spots, guitars
knobs/sidewalls need a cleaning, neck volume stuck on full, fretboard
recently dressed, tremolo functional, footswitch incl. Eloise
Clyde of Tyler, Texas (apparently the same
that was crowned Texas Rose Queen of 1974) left her ID sticker on
the amp chassis.
Harmony SBEG G $261 Could use a
cleaning, light wear, whammy and (3) knobs missing, screw crack on upper
bass horn, logo
shamed, seller says "Got this guy
over the weekend from an attic cleanout I was doing here in NJ."
Dano SSEG Bass w/ OC VG $409 Clean, some
playing wear, some light checking, logo intact, light rust to triangular
Dano SSEG G $500 Playing wear front and
back and neck, logo worn, NS klnobs, remnants of a monogram on top bass
Dano SSEG G $355 Clean, playing wear all
over, logo worn, pickguard missing, top strap button missing,
tuner buttons yellowed, some rust to tuner plates and all screws, saddle
Dano SSEG F $478
Clean, playing wear all over, logo worn/shamed,
sidewalls painted/missing, rust to tuner plates, slots in several frets,
pots date to late 1958
Teisco MIJ SBEG G $203
Clean, bound version, whammy bar
and bridge missing, logo intact, pickups metered as good, but guitar not
tested 'strung up'
1491 MIJ SBEG Bass VG
$149 Clean, light wear, some checking, coupla dings,
looks good, tailpiece cover and finger rest missing, seller says
"The electronics are all original, but there has been a
little re-soldering and some copper shielding has been added to the
underneath of the pickguard."
Dano tube amp $252 Could use a cleaning,
light wear, round speaker cutout, tremolo unmentioned, seller says
"Needs some work everything works but the microphone
side. Has a good sound."
Dano tube amp and speaker cabinet VG $510
Clean, light wear, light rust to handle captures, NS casters on spkr
cab, stamping indicates Spring 1964 build, seller says
"New Electrolytic Capacitors! Connectors and Pots Sprayed, Cleaned and
Lubed with De-Oxit! "
I have come to believe that the very earliest 1420 amps were made
Dano tube amp G $120 Clean, some edge/panel
wear, NS knobs, rust to control face and back chassis panel, pots dated
late 1967 (!!!)
Sears tube amp G $249
Wear all over, control panel 're-labeled,' piece of grille missing near
bottom, rev/trem unmentioned, seller says "In great working condition,
Dano tube amp only $202 Rough, no knobs,
sold as project, seller says "this has loose tube
sockets, no chassis screws, missing knobs, and a replaced strength pot."
FHAC w/ OC VG $795
Clean, light wear, logo and pickguard decoration strong,
Harmony FHAC VG $280 Clean, light wear,
logo strong, stamped S-54-T, serial #949H1214, seller says
"Action a bit high"
Harmony FTAC $77 Clean, logo barely
visible in photos provided, bridge repaired, seller says
Harmony FTAC $49 Sold as project, 'deco'
logo worn, playing wear to fingerboard, bridge poorly repaired, fret
markers missing, (2) tuner posts missing
Harmony FTAC G $42 Clean, some edge/surface
wear, logo has some wear at 'o,' back shows rippling, some paint drip
Harmony FTAC G $25 Clean,
some surface/edge wear,
chrome shiny, 'deco' logo strong, long crack on back center, serial
FHAC VG $319
Clean, light wear, logo strong, chrome shiny, nice figuring to fretboard, neck
pulling slightly, stamped N4
Clean, light wear, needs bridge and neck re-set
Harmony FTAC Classical F $32 Clean,
edge/surface wear all over, block logo
shamed, inner label 'nylon strings
only' warning marked out, strung with steel strings
Kay Mandolin w/ C G
$200 Venetian model,
clean, light wear, light checking, 'wind chime' logo strong on scalloped
headstock, neck sloppily re-glued, crack in top, some rust to tailpiece,
Harmony Baritone Ukulele F $53
Damaged at soundhole, wear all over NS tuners, logo not pictured, split
Harmony FHAC neck/body $50 Missing nut
bridge tailpiece and tuners, neck heel needs major surgery, serial
Relisted from earlier in month.
Stamped Jan 17, 1966, seller says "The pickups have not
been used in 30 years. They were in perfect condition when the guitar
was taken apart to restore."
Harmony Pickguard $89 Some grunge
underneath, bracket incl.-
4249 UNK Speaker Cabinet
$51 Could use a cleaning, label a bit worn, 6x9 speaker
Here's a treat, Silvertonians: thanks to the
magic of Google, we've got access to vintage newspaper ads from several
newspapers across the country. We found a nice collection of
Sears/Silvertone adverts, and formatted them for easy perusal and
enjoyment. So... peruse and enjoy!
A Harmonious beginning to our
Festivus report, with four fine strummers from the famous Chi-town
Harmony HBEG VG $435 Clean, minimal wear,
light checking, logo strong, chrome and finish shiny, NS Gotoh tuners,
seller relates "It was originally played in and around
New Orleans and on the Chitlin' Circuit."
Harmony SBEG VG $430 Clean, light
wear, whammy missing, chrome shiny, logo worn, lamination line showing,
screw crack at upper bass horn
Harmony HBEG w/ C MOD $600
Refinished, re-pickupped, re-logo'd, re-knobbed, re-pickguarded, seller
details "Neck has been repainted in original style Nitro
finish and new Headstock logo. Body was touched up and re-cleared in
Nitro finish. Pickups have been replaced with Eastwood Airline Diamond
Single Coil Pickups and the Pickguard and covers replaced with vintage
style custom covers and plates."
Someone got an awesome holiday bargain on this early 1448 setup!
SSEG and tube amp in case VG $150 Clean,
light wear to ampcase and guitar, logos strong, crack at nut, latches on
case broken, NS speaker, transitional/early model;oval-buttoned strip
tuners, two-bolt neck, triangle knob inserts, WHITE guitar knobs (!)
Dano SSEG and tube ampincase VG $441
Clean, light wear to guitar and ampcase, knob inserts show
discoloration, speaker missing, footswitch incl., amp tested functional
with external speaker, tremolo unmentioned
1444 Dano SSEG Bass
VG $455 Clean, light wear, logo a bit
Dano tube amp VG $250 Clean, light wear,
round speaker cutout, tremolo functional, 3-prong AC mod
Dano tube amp MOD $255
Could use a cleaning, light wear, square speaker cutout, NS speaker,
rust to jack nuts, tremolo functional, control face looks good, stamping
indicates Summer 1965 build
If the buyer of this amp is reading this, please send me a scan of
the paperwork that came with this amp. I mean, there's a
1333 schematic out there, but this is a totally different (looks
Dano tube amp G $390 Clean, some
edge/corner wear, handle worn/broken, some scratching to control/jack
face, logoplate needs cleaning, input/output mod on back, tremolo
unmentioned, original manual/schematic incl., stamping/pot dates
indicate 1955 build, seller says "Note that while this
amp is indeed in working condition, and does pass a nice sounding signal
at volume, there is a buzz present, most likely the result of dead or
dying filter caps - an easy and inexpensive fix."
If we only had a Gretsch-built
714 (a very
uncommon occurrence), we'd have the entire acoustic lineup for
Fall/Winter 1946 as our first up today. Why were those pages so lightly
populated? Well, World War II had just ended, and things were just
starting to get back to normal in the U.S. after being on a 'wartime
footing' for many years. Some Sears catalogs from the mid-40s have an
asterisk by the listing for "Guitar" in the catalog index indicating
FHAC w/ OC VG $520 Clean, light wear, logo
laminate looks good, NS or modified pickguard, nice grain figuring to
back and sides
Kay Banjo w/ C VG $128 Clean, light wear, 'chimeless'
logo strong, no bridge, tuner buttons deteriorating, seller says
"I bought it from a lady who told me her Great Great Grandfather bought
it new in 1930-1931." Well, her memory has to be a dozen or
so years off.
Harmony FTAC F $40 Clean, finish looks sun
faded, checking/flaking, logo strong, front and back pulling away at
Harmony FTAC w/ C G $70 Wear all over,
repaired crack at bass side of tailpiece, logo strong, rust to tuner
Harmony FTAC G $53 Clean, light wear, logo
strong, crack from bridge to soundhole, neck lifting
Harmony FTAC VG $55 Clean, light wear, logo
strong, high 'E' tuner post missing, stamped S-67
FHAC VG $113
Clean, light wear, pickguard missing, logo strong, stamped N-7
FHAC MOD $149
Clean, light wear, logo strong, NS DeArmond electronics, some binding at
heel sloppily re-glued, neck needs a re-set
Kay SBEG VG $480 Clean, light wear, logo
strong, some wear to knobs, 'cheese grater' pickup cover looks good,
tailpiece cover a bit dull
Teisco SBEG w/ C VG $192
Clean, light wear, NS whammy, rare silkscreened logo shows
some wear, playing wear to neck, serial #121486
1441 Teisco MIJ SBEG G
$179 Could use a cleaning, some edge wear, some chrome
flaking, NS whammy, diffraction
gone, some crud on headstock, NS
tuners, headstock cracked at tuner line both sides
tube amp in case only VG $220 Clean, light
wear inside and out, knob missing
Even though I trust my catalogs, it's always nice to get 'boxtop'
confirmation of a model number.
Harmony Ukulele E $178 Clean, minimal wear,
logo strong, original box and vinyl gig bag incl.
Harmony SBEG pickup $110 Some pitting to
Harmony SBEG whammy tailpiece $20 Some
pitting to chrome, comes with screws, no whammy bar
Harmony SBEG body only $34 No knobs, some
pot shafts split, tamped December 15, 1966
Happy Solstice, y'all!
It feels more like April here in central North Carolina, but
Festivus is still
coming towards us at full speed. Hmmm... what we got here midweek,
though, is... Dano A Go-Go!Nothing but Dano-built
SSEG and tube amp in case VG $799 Clean,
light wear, cool NS graphic pickguard, looks like some cord melt (or
maybe some good ol' buckle rash) on back, logo strong
SSEG and tube amp in case VG $450 Clean,
light wear to ampcase and guitar, logos strong, some case rubs to
sidewalls, transitional/early model; triangle knob inserts, oval-buttoned strip tuners,
cross-hatch vinyl sidewalls, two-bolt neck, seller says
"AMP DID NOT WORK WHEN I BOUGHT SO I TOOK IT TO LOCAL ELECTRIC REPAIR
SHOP THEY PUT IN A NEW DIODE. IT HAS WORKED EVER SINCE BUT SOMETIMES
HAVE TO INSERT THE CORD A COUPLE OF TIMES TO GET IT TO WORK. "
SSEG and tube amp in case G $675 Clean,
surface wear and some scratches to guitar, pickup cover split, some
covering wear and hardware oxidation to ampcase, guitar logo worn, NS
tuners, headstock has been repaired, amp lights up but produces no
sound, date stamp indicates Fall 1964 build
SSEG guitar only (even tough amp is pictured) VG $210 Clean,
light wear, logo strong, NS tuners, extra holes drilled at neck/body
joint, transitional/early model; triangle knob inserts, 'star' vinyl sidewalls, two-bolt neck
Dano SSEG and tube ampincase VG $850
Clean, light wear to guitar, a few rips to covering on ampcase and some
hardboard damage, NS Realistic speaker, name written on inside felt of
ampcase, tremolo unmentioned, seller says "The amp works
Dano SSEG and tube ampincase VG $407
Clean, light wear to guitar and ampcase, logos strong, some sidewall
rubs that go all the way through, grille bezel oxidized, tremolo
unmentioned, seller says "Amplifier works fine. Foot
Pedal is included."
"Despite my outward appearance, I shall try to run a neat inn." I
thought of that quote from the Peanuts character 'Pig Pen' from 'A
Charlie Brown Christmas.' Despite the filthy condition of this 1452
setup (hard to tell, but it is really dirty close-up), I still
gave it a 'Good' rating - everything's there, and like the sad tree that
Charlie Brown picked, this setup just needs a little love.
1452Dano SSEG and tube ampincase
G $431 Needs a
major cleaning, speaker missing, logo worn at second 'e,' lamination
line showing, seller says "The [guitar] electronics are
working but they are sporadic and will definitely need attention. The
amp powers on and the tubes light up but I couldn't get any sound out."
(Um... seller... there's no speaker... )
1444 Dano SSEG Bass
G $226 Edge/surface wear, logo in sad
shape, looks like pickup cover is split; hard to judge from poor-quality
photos, seller says "This was given to me many, many
years ago by my great-grandfather. The tuners, and the back plate aren't
Dano tube amp only VG $325 Clean, light
wear, 1/4" speaker jack mod x2 (the one closest to the UL symbol doesn't
work), rev/trem functional, scratchy pots
Ya know, I've never noticed that the amp cabinet handle capture
covers have a slight angle on the ends!
Dano tube amp and speaker cabinet VG $525 Clean, light
wear, light rust dots to face plate, light rust to amp handle captures,
1/4" speaker jack mod to cab back panel x2, rev/trem functional,
stamping indicates early 1966 build
Dano tube amp only VG $600 Clean, light
wear, light rust dots to face plate, light rust to amp handle captures,
grille tight, rust to xformers, footswitch incl., speaker stamping
indicates 1966 build, seller says "...recently been tuned
up by my amp tech. Power is loud and tone luscious and creamy as these
are known for when working right. The reverb and tremolo are not
currently working, but that is because I chose not to have them repaired
as my preference is for outboard effects. All inputs and both channels
work strong. "
Dano tube amp $200 Clean, light wear,
square speaker cutout, NS knobs, can't tell much more from two blurry
photos, tremolo unmentioned
Dano tube amp G $200
Clean, light wear, square speaker cutout, logoplate shows a little
oxidation, knob inserts discolored, top panel a bit warped, 3-prong AC
Dano Solid State amp only $51 Clean, wear
to back panel, some oxidation to front panel, worn spot on bottom, NS
knobs, rust to handle captures, lights up; otherwise untested
I'm an old cowhand, from the Rio Grande... and I play a guitar called the Melody Ranch... well, I paraphrased
Sons of the Pioneers song (track 40 at the archive.org link), but
it's the song I think of every time I see a Gene Autry-endorsed "Melody
Ranch" guitar. It was available from Sears right around the time that
the Silvertone name began to be applied to gee-tars, and this is an
especially fine example, found in its original box.
216Harmony FTAC NM $365 Clean, minimal
wear, logo and stencil strong, original cord 'strap' incl., original box
incl., serial #2568H216, seller says "I got this guitar
from the original owners son. So, the story goes it was purchased by his
father in 1942, shipping label is still on the box but no year on it,
father was killed a year or two after he bought the guitar and it has
been stored and unplayed in a closet for almost 70 years. It had to have
been in good dry storage because even the box is in mint condition. This
guitar is in almost perfect new condition. Still has the original
strings on it."
Best red 'shark fin' 1437 I've ever seen! Even the 'Steel Reinforced Neck'
sticker is still shiny!
Teisco SBEG w/ C E $640
Clean, minimal wear, chrome shiny, serial #257152
Dano SSEG and tube ampincase VG $580
Clean, 'cord keeper' in place, light wear to guitar and ampcase, rhythm
pickup cover may be split, case hardware shiny, handle capture missing, logos strong,
tremolo functional, no footswitch, stamping
indicates late 1963 build
SSEG and tube amp in case MOD $349 Light
wear to ampcase and guitar, knob insert discoloration on guitar,
headstock modified to receive NS tuners, untested by seller but assured
by its owner it's in working order
Harmony HBEG MOD $599
Pin-striped/flamed, logo missing from re-decorated headstock, NS tuners,
NS bridge, pickguard missing
Harmony HBEG w/ C MOD $760
Clean, light wear, logo strong
Harmony HBEG w/ C G $700
Clean, some surface wear, some flaking/checking, logo missing 'S,'
stress cracks at jack
Harmony SSEG G
$306 Clean, some surface/edge wear, some checking, logo
missing 'rtone,' some loose binding, (2) knobs missing, pickguard print
strong, side cracked at output jack, truss rod cover missing, fretboard
wear, tailpiece dull
Harmony SSEG G $218
Could use a good cleaning, edge/surface wear, logo strong, (1) knob
missing, (1) pickup not working (seller didn't specify)
Dano tube amp $425 Clean, light wear, logo
looks good, NS back panel, seller sys "The amp is listed
as a project because it has a loud hum at idle. The amp has been sitting
for a couple of years and when I plugged it in this past week it was the
first time that I heard a loud hum. This amp makes a ticking sound when
there in no foot switch plugged in. The cable in the footswitch jack in
the photos is a dummy footswitch cable (not hooked to anything). Other
than that it is loud and powerful with with excellent tone. The amp is
in working condition but it will need servicing to get in tip top shape.
The power caps have been replaced a while back (see pictures) and a
grounded power cord has been installed. The speakers have been replaced
with a strong vintage set of 8 ohm Rola Alnico speakers. The power tubes
are JJ tubes. The feet have been replaced with new feet from Home Depot.
The back panel is a home made copy with silver Rustoleum finish. It
comes with a Fender Twin cover for cosmetic protection."
Dano tube amp only $255 Clean, light wear,
holes at speaker output, rev/trem mentioned but operational status
Dano tube amp and speaker cabinet MOD $550
Covering to both painted black, logoplate on spkr cab missing, 1/4"
speaker jack mod, 3-prong AC mod, 1/4" input mod to cab, NS MESA tubes,
rev/trem working, speakers date-stamped 1965
Dano tube amp only $203 Clean, oxidation to
front face, seller says "The perfect project piece, this
has loose tube sockets, no chassis screws, and a missing power plug.
Next, a run of sad 604 family guitars...
Harmony FTAC $24 Needs cleaning, wear all
over, no bridge, 'D' tuner post damaged, logo strong, sold as 'for
Harmony FTAC $20 Needs cleaning, wear all
over, pickguard missing, bridge broken, logo strong, NS strap button at
Harmony FTAC MOD $52 Needs cleaning, wear
all over, NS pickguard, NS bridge, logo strong, wear to fingerboard,
rust to tuner plates, serial #2240H604
At last! A NICE one! Well, it was found in its original box, so it
had that going for it...
Harmony FTAC VG $70
Clean, minimal wear, logo strong, (1) tuning post/gear missing, original
'Strings that Sing' box incl., stamped F-68 MN
Harmony Lap Steel MOD $150 Clean,
surface/edge wear, 'deco' logo strong, shiny chrome with some
oxidation, NS knobs, 1/4" jack mod
I've never seen any Silvertone Autoharp with this prominent
figuring to the wood of the top... sweet!
2574 Oscar Schmidt Autoharp w/ OC
VG $56 Clean, light wear, tuning wrench and paperwork incl.,
unique figuring to top
December is a funny time, auction-wise.
Some stuff goes crazy, other stuff goes bargain, and some stuff just
Harmony HBEG VG $750 Clean, light wear,
some fingerboard wear, logo intact, stamped S-60, serial #3233H1427
I usually stick the 'unknowns' down near the bottom, but
this Valco/National/Supro-derived Silvertone 'Artist' is certainly known
to us, we've just never been able to find a model number or catalog
listing for it.
UNK Valco SBEG w/ C G
$405 Clean, pickguard logo worn, neck cracked below nut, logo
plate looks good, tuner buttons shrinking, some paint touchups to
finish, NS knobs, replacement tuner buttons, some wear/oxidation to
pickup cover. This guitar is based on the
Rhythm Tone. There were
a lot of guitars in this family, but the Rhythm Tone seems closest
in looks and appointments.
Harmony SBEG G $235 Clean,
light wear, whammy present, (1) knob missing, some rust to chrome and
screws, screw crack on bass upper horn, logo shows light wear, lamination line showing at headstock,
pickguard date stamped March 1966
VG $305 Clean, light wear, some picking marks on upper treble
pickguard, knob inserts discolored, seller says "decades
in proper storage" VG $279 Clean, light wear, logo strong, pull-chain power switch
mod (pictured above), NS tuners, transitional model; triangle knob
inserts, 3-bolt neck VG $243 Clean, light wear, logo strong VG $365 Clean, light wear, logo strong, playing wear to neck,
some rust to tuner and speaker cage G $263 Clean, edge/surface wear, logo strong, some sidewall
damage and some finish weirdness on back (both pictured above) $376 Hard to tell much from single blurry, dark photo. Seller
says "I JUST PLUGGED IT IN AND IT STILL WORKS.. NEEDS
SOME CLEANING AND TUNING. HASN'T BEEN USED IN OVER 20 YRS."
VG $275 Clean, light wear, logo strong, missing knob inserts MOD $126 Clean, surface wear, logo strong, missing knob inserts,
string-through mod, NS compensated bridge G $150 Could use a good cleaning, light wear, logo strong, knob
inserts discolored, high 'E' tuner post missing
Dano SSEG guitar only VG $450 Clean, light wear, logo strong, sidewall
rub, neck stamped late 1965
He puzzled and puzzed 'til his puzzler was sore...
And I've been googling a bit, too... but I cannot find any reference to
Owens 'American' wannabe, the cryptically labeled FG-34. "Flag
Guitar"? 3/4 size? Who knows. The label is in one of those weird fonts
that we often see from our guitar-making friends in Japan, and the lone
number stamped inside (10617) is of no help either.
The headstock detail more closely resembles the original
Moseley-designed guitar that appeared for a couple of years on "Hee Haw"
before production on the Harmony American began.Could this be the guitar that pushed Buck into patenting his
'American' design and striking a deal to have them produced and sold?
How about it, y'all... can we help
Silvertonian Dustin out with this baby? Any ideas?
Harmony FTAC F $25
Wear all over, finish checking, bridge has some chips out of it it,
cracked near soundhole, rust to tuners plates, logo strong
Surface/edge wear, some pitting to tailpiece, logo strong, (2) knobs
missing, 1st fret marker missing, looks repainted along bottom edge,
pickguard screw-cracked at bass side p/u surrounds
Dano tube amp $163 Could use a good
wear, square speaker cutout, scratching to front panel, rust to
xformers, red border control panel with proper 'tremolo' spelling,
powers up; otherwise untested, seller says "Unit powers
up, has a low end hum, some static with all controls. All vacuum tubes
glow. All controls turn freely."
Sears tube amp $66 Clean, some edge/surface
wear, "WORKS" written on top (it's a lie), some grille picks, seller
says "Powers up but no sound."
Kay Mandolin VG
$109 Venetian model,
clean, light wear, light checking, logo strong, repair crack along
tuner/lamination line treble side headstock, late era model; thin script
logo, peaked headstock, block markers
Harmony Ukulele VG $61 Clean, light wear,
logo strong, NS tuners mounted then taken off then replaced by uke
tuners, 'Mahogany' sticker gone
Dano footswitch $49
The Kay-built 619 came in many different
configurations: different number of fret dots, glue-in neck, bolt-neck
(rare), thick and thin logos, with and without truss rods, model
stamped, random-number Kay stamped, back of headstock model number
stamped... but this one (and this example in particular) is the rarest.
It's the flat-topped headstock with the aluminum logoplate (other
'plated' examples have an arc'd or peaked headstock design). This
aluminum triangle-topped variation never appeared in any catalog in
FHAC G $128
Clean, light wear, logo plate strong, neck lifting, pickguard missing
Speaking of guitars with different appearances, the 623 switched over
from dot markers to painted-on block markers in late 1960.
623Harmony FHAC VG $114 Clean, light
wear, logo strong, long scratch on back, NS tuners, stamped S-61-HB
Harmony SSEG w/ OC E $390
Clean, minimal wear, logo strong
Harmony SSEG w/ OC VG $355
Clean, light wear, some checking, logo strong, chip in pickguard,
selector switch tip missing
Harmony HBEG w/ C VG $864
Clean, light wear, light buckle rash, logo strong
Kay SBEG VG $260 Clean, light wear, logo
strong, 'arrow' design strong on tailpiece and pickup covers, bottom
screws missing from truss rod cover
Harmony FTAC w/ OC NM $82 Clean,
minimal wear, chrome shiny, 'deco'
logo strong, original 'cowboy case' incl., stamped S-56-T, serial
#3343H605, seller says "appears it's has been in its case
its whole life." That would be fifty-five years. Just
Harmony FTAC VG $111 Clean, light wear,
some fretboard wear in 'cowboy chord' area, logo strong, original box
Harmony FTAC VG $51 Could use a dusting,
light wear, logo strong, original box incl.
Harmony FTAC w/ C G $36 Clean, some edge
wear and scratches, logo strong, stamped S-64 HB
Harmony FTAC F $39 Clean, logo strong, some wear and
scratches, side has a crack, logo strong, 'D' tuner bent, high 'E' peg
missing, (1) bridge pin missing, interesting graining to top, serial
Dano tube amp G $99 Clean, grille and
edge/corner wear, logoplate has some tarnish, 3-prong AC mod, speakers
date to 1957
Dano tube amp and speaker cabinet $300
Clean, some surface wear, some chipping to knobs, NS brass corner
protectors to amp and cab, 1/4" speaker jack mod to amp and cab, extra
hole cut in speaker cabinet at some point, tubes light up; otherwise
2574 Oscar Schmidt Autoharp
G $55 Clean, light wear, keys yellow, looks like a
crack/scratch in the back, no case or accessories
Best example I've seen of this mid-50s 'mother of diner counter' covered
Valco-built lap steel.
Valco Lap Steel w/ OC E $340 Clean, minimal
wear, logoplate looks good, tuner buttons deteriorating (unavoidable;
that's why it still got an E rating), serial #X84269
I believe this is a 1940s era model, but the absence of binding or
decorative striping is throwing my search into disarray.
UNK Kay FHAC VG $91
Clean, some playing wear to top, 'wind chime' logo strong
SSEG neck $40 Modified for bass use, date
Harmony FHAC neck/body $76 Missing nut
bridge tailpiece and tuners, neck heel needs major surgery, serial
Harmony HBEG body/neck $280 No guts or
hardware, nut and truss rod cover present, logo
If we make it through December... just
let me make it through this WEEK! The rest of the year will be a piece
of cake. Parties, plays, inventory at work, dinners, more parties, more
plays, some more shopping... YARG! Anyhoo, enough of MY troubles. Let's
get this mid-week report going in style with this awesome and rare
Kay-made 290 from the early 40s.
Kay FHAC w/ OC VG $449 Clean, 'wind chime'
logo strong, playing wear, some checking, chrome worn from bass side of
tailpiece, music-note pickguard present, original cord 'strap' present,
EZ-method book and pick incl. For a big hi-res gallery,
Here's that crazy (and totally rare) 'reverse stencil' 1212 from last month.
Harmony FTAC F $75 Playing wear to top,
logo worn, bridge lifting
Harmony FTAC P $23
Wear, back busted, bridge broken, rust to tuner plates
1436 Teisco SBEG VG $291
Clean, whammy bar present, light wear to logo tag, some dings
on bottom, lead pickup not working
Univox SBEG VG $255 Clean, light wear,
'Space Dot' missing, NS
whammy bar, light checking, couple of dings
1444 Dano SSEG Bass
G $650 Clean, edge/surface wear, logo
missing, neck/headstock refinished, jack repaired/reinforced, buckle
rash. Relisted from November.
tube amp G $574 Edge/surface wear, handle
in good shape, inside label schematic intact, metal grille missing, AC
cord needs replacing, stiff pots
Dano tube amp VG $281
Clean, light wear, handle captures show light rust, tremolo unmentioned,
seller says "THIS AMP WORKS GREAT AND IS IN GOOD
Dano tube amp MOD $215
Covering painted black, light oxidation to front face, round speaker
cutout, NS speaker, back panel cutout to accommodate speaker, tremolo
Dano Solid State amp only $38 Could use a
dusting, can't tell much more from one photo, functional
Ho! Ho! WHOA! What an astounding weekend!
From a near as perfect as you're likely to find 1457 ampincase setup, to
a nifty Harmony Frankentone 1420, to a very complete autoharp
setup, to what seems like a truckload of 'Chris Isaaks' and 1448
ampcases... we've got a sleighful of early holiday treats. Go ahead...
rip the paper!
Dano SSEG and tube ampincase NM $1099
Clean, minimal wear to guitar and ampcase, grille bezel looks like a
mirror, original shipping box, footswitch and 'how to play' 45 record
incl., tremolo unmentioned, seller says "This guitar was
recently discovered in a closet where it had been stored for 45 yrs. It
was still in the original shipping box and the guitar hadn't been
touched or played since Christmas of 1966."
1415 Dano SSEG
VG $575 Clean, some playing wear to neck / bass side lower
bout , logo broken at 'S'
Harmony HBEG w/ C E $1137 Clean, light
wear, logo strong, finish shiny, NS Grover tuners, fretboard looks great
Harmony HBEG w/ OC VG $986 Clean, light
wear, logo strong, some finish checking, screw crack at truss rod cover
tip, some wear to tuner buttons, repro pickguard
Harmony HBEG w/ C G $699 Clean,
wear, some paint loss, logo strong, repair to jack area, bindingbezels
yellowed, binding damaged on bass side of neck, truss rod replaced, fret
wear at 12th fret treble side
Harmony HBEG MOD $338
Refinished in blue, neck stripped, pickguard missing, headstock
modified, logo gone, NS tuners, bottom strap button missing
Harmony SBEG w/ OC VG $575 Clean,
light wear, logo shows light wear, lamination line showing at headstock
Harmony SBEG w/ OC VG $675 Clean, light
wear, a ding or two, logo strong, whammy bar present, chrome shiny
Harmony SSEG MOD $600
Clean, light wear, logo strong, playing wear to neck, pickups shiny, NS
Bigsby, NS Gretsch metal compensated bridge, repaired crack in side,
pickups stamped 1960, seller says "A custom made riser
has been added to bring the bridge to optimum height with plenty of room
for adjustment. Custom pickup risers were also fabricated to bring the
neck and bridge pickups closer to the strings to balance the output. "
Harmony SSEG w/ OC VG
$456 Clean, light wear, logo intact, picking wear at lead
pickup treble side
An oddball to start off the 1448s this go-round... unusual
component dating as these weren't available until 1962.
SSEG and tube amp in case VG $475 Clean,
light wear to ampcase and guitar, logos strong, ampcase has hand-sized
hole below grille and NS knob, original cord incl., early model;
round-buttoned strip tuners, 'star' vinyl sidewalls, two-bolt neck,
pots dated late 1961, neck and speaker stamp date-stamped 1962
SSEG and tube amp in case G $299 Clean,
light wear to ampcase and guitar, logos strong, rust to speaker cage and
case hardware, grille yellowed, knob insert missing, sticker or ID plate
on amp above log; can't quite read it... looks like... Adam ? Alan?
SSEG and tube amp in case VG $375 Clean,
light wear to ampcase and guitar, logos strong, adhesive seep to knob
inserts, transitional model; oval-buttoned strip tuners
SSEG and tube amp in case MOD $321 Clean,
light wear, 1457 pickguard, extra
Jerry Jones pickup
added, NS knobs to guitar and amp, NS selector switch, grille a bit wavy
SSEG and tube amp in case VG $359 Looks
good in single photo provided, cord keeper present
1448 Dano tube amp in case
only VG $198 Clean, light wear, rust to
case hardware, knob missing
Dano tube amp and speaker cabinet VG $580
Clean, light wear, light rust dots to face, 1/4" jack mods to speaker
cab and amp, NS speakers, 3-prong AC mod, tremolo functional, reverb
unmentioned, seller pedigrees this amp with "This amp was
formerly owned by a professional for many years who played with names
like Buddy Guy and others."
Dano tube amp and speaker cabinet VG $610
Could use a good cleaning, light wear, rev/trem unmentioned, seller is
second owner, seller says "...powers up and sounds just
fine. This thing has basically just sat for the last 40 plus years I
know of and has not been moved around much."
1444 Dano SSEG
Bass VG $550
Clean, light wear, logo intact but worn, string circle at low 'E,' NS
Harmony HBEG G $215 Could use a good
cleaning, some surface/edge wear, knobs missing, logo gone, scratchy
pots, pitting to tailpiece/whammy/pickup covers
Harmony FTAC w/ OC E $300 Clean, minimal
wear, logo strong, best I've seen
Kay FHAC VG $329 Needs a cleaning, light wear, logo
strong, buckle rash, block
markers indicate pre-1966 model
FHAC G $128
Clean, light wear, logo strong, action high; neck needs reset, stamped
Kay FHAC G $154 Clean, pickguard missing,
logo laminate has turned brown and finish darkened (refinished?), fret
markers look good, repaired damage to top above bridge, screw 'repair'
698 EKO FTAC VG $210
Clean, light wear, logo worn, 'Made in Italy' clean, typical checking
Harmony FHAC VG $195 Clean, light wear,
logo strong, finish shows fading/wear just above bridge (or it may just
be some interesting graining)
Harmony FTAC VG $25 Clean, light wear, logo
strong, some fretboard wear, light rust to tuner plates
Harmony FTAC F $56 (for
both) Surface wear, logo strong, pickguard broken, crack in
back, tuners missing, serial #4120H604, dated 1961, sold in two-fer deal
with a Harmony Stella
625Harmony FTAC $29 Bridge and
pickguard missing, logo strong, playing wear, finish checking
Harmony Baritone Ukulele w/ OC VG $179
Clean, light wear, logo strong, small crack in fretboard at nut on
treble side, frets could use a cleaning
2574 Oscar Schmidt Autoharp w/ OC
E $202 Clean, light wear, pitch pipe incl., tuning wrench and
all original paperwork and Mother Maybelle record incl.
802 Kay 5-string Banjo
G $77 Wear all over, headstock in sad shape,
logo strong, resonator finish shows checking/flaking, hardware
dull/tarnished, seller says "still plays well"
Here's the body from those 1448 parts that went on the 6th
SSEG body only $40 Refinished, NS modded
Here's a couple of fine examples of the amp-in-case models.
SSEG and tube amp in case VG $440 Clean,
minimal wear to ampcase and guitar, sidewall peeling on treble side,
some knob insert discoloration, logos strong, chrome shiny, rust to (1)
neck screw / bridge screws / strap button, stamping indicates 1965
Dano SSEG and tube ampincase E $890
Clean, minimal wear to guitar and ampcase, logos strong, chrome shiny,
light adhesive seep to amp knob inserts, tremolo functional, footswitch
MIJ SBEG w/ C VG $156 Clean, light wear, a
ding or three, block logo strong, whammy bar missing,
Dano tube amp VG $382
Clean, light wear, round speaker cutout, some control panel scratches,
stains to back panel, tremolo functional, seller says
"I tried it through a different speaker and it was considerably
louder. The back panel had a hole where an external speaker jack was
wired, which I removed and put a chassis hole cover in it (see picture).
Harmony Lap Steel G $199 Clean,
surface/edge wear, 'deco' logo shows wear, some playing wear to
pickup/control area, (1) NS knob
This is actually a remote/extension speaker from the
'Hi-Fi' department at Sears, but they frequently get pressed into guitar
usage. Very similar design to the less rare
9075; if we had the back cover we'd know the actual model number. If
stamping conventions are similar to Dano's, this one was built in 1964.
No clue as to who made them... any ideas? UNK UNK Tube amp G $95
Wear to cabinet, insides look good, schematic intact, chassis number
528.59400. Relisted from November.
Dano speaker cabinet grille cloth only $59
Badge included. Relisted from November.
Start the day off with the very first acoustic
FHAC w/ C VG $610 Clean, surface
wear/checking, logo laminate looks good, some shrinkage of inlays,
original cord 'strap' incl., rust to tuner assemblies
Ukes really seemed to enjoy a comeback in 2011. Eddie Vedder put out an entire album consisting of (and
Ukulele Songs, there's
I have a friend who plays out frequently with hers, and there's even
Kitty ukes available. Here's a couple from Sears, the Harmony-made
plastic-fretboarded 'skier' model was available in the late 50s, and the
block logo'd MIJ 1255 was the first uke from the Land of the Rising Sun
to be sold at Sears.
Harmony Ukulele VG $90 Could use a
cleaning, light wear, logo and skier stencil strong
MIJ Ukulele VG $62 Clean, light wear, block
logo shows some wear, inner label looks good, bridge has been
re-glued/re-screwed in place
Teisco MIJ HBEG VG $425 Clean, minimal
wear, whammy bar and pickguard missing, binding tight, binding chip to
back bass horn tip
Teisco MIJ HBEG G $214 Clean, some edge
wear and a few small cracks, nut missing, logo strong, pickguard
missing, whammy bar present, NS knobs
Dano SSEG and tube ampincase VG $663
Clean, light wear to guitar and ampcase, skate key tuners, logos strong,
pickup covers split, tremolo status unmentioned, no footswitch, stamping
indicates late 1964 build although pots date to late '63
Kay FHAC $250 Clean, light wear, some
checking, pickguard missing, playing wear to neck, 'wind chime' logo
strong, tuners need to be installed, bridge incl., tailpiece missing
FHAC F $53
Plenty of wear, checking/flaking, logo worn, late-era model with truss
rod and back of headstock model stamping
Kay FHAC VG $164
Clean, checking/flaking, interesting graining, 'wind chime' logo strong,
bottom strap button missing, stamped 696 6531 and P4
Harmony FTAC VG $80 Clean, some
surface wear, 'deco' logo strong,
OK, after my recent discovery that the other 1459 amp (see
listing for the 6th) is a re-labeled 1432, I'm working on new pages for
both 1459 amps.
Sears tube amp VG $179 Clean, front face
shiny with some wear around jacks and power switch, light wear to
covering, grille clean, some oxidation to amp chassis, light rust to
Sears tube amp VG $295 Clean, minimal wear,
control panel looks good, NS Jensen speaker, rev/trem functional, seller
says "The only work that's been done to the amp is the
removal of the death cap, the addition of a heavy duty grounded cord and
the replacement of one resistor. "
Dano solid state amp only VG $136 Clean,
light wear, rev/trem functional
1304Dano tube amp VG $310
Clean, light wear, re-grilled or grille painted, NS handle, some NS
tubes (originals incl.), stamping indicates late 1949 build, tremolo
unmentioned but seller says "...this amp works perfectly
and sounds great."
UNK Kay FHAC G $96 Could use a
good cleaning, 'wind chime' logo strong, tuner buttons shrinking, bridge
amusingly out of place
neck with finish sanded off and screws incl.$35,
wiring harness and shielding, pots date to 1965 $30,
speakerless ampcase $80, seller has the
rest of the guitar (the body has a Tele-type bridge/tailpiece)
up on ebay with a buy it now.
If you were watching Letterman the other night,
you might have noticed the guitar Ryan Adams was playing;
a nicely mellowed (and modernized with a pickup)
Harmony HBEG w/ OC E $1450
Clean, minimal wear, logo intact
1446Harmony HBEG w/ OC E $1475
Clean, minimal wear, logo strong, serial #4680H1446, seller says
"Guitar has been sitting in it's original case in my
closet over the years."
Harmony HBEG w/ C VG $700 Clean, light
wear, logo strong
1417 Dano SSEG
VG $625 Clean, light wear, logo broken at 'S,' sold with
Dano SSEG and tube ampincase VG $500
Clean, light wear to guitar and ampcase, logos strong, one knob oddly
discolored, hole drilled in neck at third fret, original cord with 'cord
keeper attached incl., tremolo functional
SSEG and tube amp in case MOD
$139 Refinished, NS pickup, NS bridge/tailpiece, NS tuners,
NS knobs, ampcase worn but unmolested, untested
Someone got an AWESOME deal on this beautiful 1482 on a 'Buy It
Now' auction. I bet they couldn't click the mouse fast enough!
Dano tube amp G $106 Clean, some grille
wear, worn/broken handle, NS back panel, NS chicken head knobs
Sears tube amp MOD $300
Clean, light wear to covering, some wear/picks to grille, light rust to
handle captures, lot of NS components; seller says "I
hand selected the tubes based on the sound I wanted and with the most
touch dynamics possible. I tried Telefunkens thru Mullard and this
combination works and sounds the best. The capacitors were changed out
to NOS Mullard/Phillips "Mustard caps" , "tropical fish", a "Bumblebee"
and a couple of new Sozo's on the .022uF capacitors, cosmetically
balanced with the mustard caps (Budrocs). The input filter capacitor is
original but retained the best vintage tone and touch dynamics compared
to a new one... it is still quiet at idle."
1448Danotube amp in case
$137 Seller says "THE SPEAKERS WORK BUT
NEED TO BE REPAIRED. ONE HAS SMALL HOLE...AND BOTH MAKE NOISE WHEN BASS
NOTES ARE PLAYED THROUGH THEM. ONE AMP SHOULD WORK...MY BROTHER REPAIRS
ELECTRONIC AND WORKED TO MAKE ONE GOOD AMP FROM THE PARTS OF TWO. HE DID
NOT COMPLETE THE PROJECT. ONE AMP THE PLASTIC IS CRACKED AROUND THE
JACK. THE CASE IS IN GOOD TO FAIR CONDITION. TWO HINGES ARE NOT
ORIGINAL. GRILL CLOTH LOOKS DIRTY."
I wonder how many millions of copies of the humble 2L-148C were printed?
Harmony HBEG w/ C VG $578
Clean, light wear, logo strong, (2) knobs missing, serial #1507H14541
1415 Kay neck
G $282 Clean, light edge wear, some flaking, tailpiece cover
missing, logo strong on 'paddle' head, nut looks worn, NS knobs
1444 Dano SSEG Bass
w/ OC VG $750
Clean, light wear, logo intact and lightly worn, NS access cover
Dano SSEG and tube ampincase VG $325 Clean,
light wear to guitar and ampcase, logos strong, NS Kustom speaker
These pop up every now and then... it's the earliest version of
the pickguardless 605 guitars, with a thick script logo in
Harmony FTAC G $90 Clean, light
wear, tuner buttons shrinking, neck lifting a bit, logo strong, original
cord 'strap' incl., stamped "E0"
Kay FHAC G $330
Clean, light wear, some finish checking, logo
shamed, pickguard missing, block
markers indicate pre-1966 model
OK, these amps don't come up very often, and this one had weird
crinkles at both jacks, making me look harder at the control panel... I
had never noticed that the control panel of these amps received a
sticker 'overlay.' It actually looks like contact paper with the
Silvertone info silkscreened onto it (that would be right in line with
the budget-minded head of Danelectro, Nat Daniel). Look at the the wood
grain pattern! Hmmmmm... I wonder what secrets are UNDER that
label? Well, after a little further investigation, I see that the
chassis ID numbers for the popular
1432 and the 1459 are identical (185.10201)! So, for reasons
unknown, the 1392 was re-designated the 1459, slapped with a woodgrained
label and a different logoplate, and sold in a combo with a
Kay Value Leader based guitar
in 1960. I love surprises!
Dano tube amp G $260 Clean, some
edge/corner wear, light rust to handle captures, some loose piping, some
grille staining, logoplate missing, NS chicken head knobs, back panel
Dano tube amp $163 Clean, edge/corner
wear, square speaker cutout, smudges/oxidation to front panel, rust to
xformers, red border control panel with proper 'tremolo' spelling, NS
back panel made of paneling, no plug on AC cord, non-functional when
stored 10 years ago, untested
Harmony Ukulele w/ OC VG $146 Clean, light
wear, logo strong, one photo provided
750 Kay Mandolin w/ OC VG
$130 Clean, light wear, 'wind chime' logo strong, some buckle
rash, neck lifting (?), original cord 'strap' incl., seller says
"Mandolin plays and sounds great. Recent pro set-up with
action adjustment and new strings."
Dano pickup $105 Chrome chows some wear, probably from that
body/neck last month
Dano bass tailpiece $25
No saddle or screws
Twelfth Month... 1200 dollars... Thin Twin on the
2nd... sounds like a good fit! Check this Bigsby-ized,
DANO-ized 'Jimmy Reed' that just came over the wire...
Kay HBEG MOD $1200
Clean, light wear, playing wear to neck, pickguard and headstock
laminate designs strong, NS Bigsby, NS bridge, NS lipstick tube
pickups, last pic is STOCK pickup and bridge for comparison
Just so ya know, here's a peek 'under the hood' of a stock 1381,
showing the cutout underneath the pickguard, and the hefty magnets
hiding under the blades that come through the pickguard. According to
vintage catalog descriptions, the 'Thin' is the body, and the 'Twin' is
Dano SSEG w/ C MOD $305
Refinished, logo intact, nice grain to fretboard, seller says "This
guitar was literally found in a chicken shack in Northern Harford
County, MD." Relisted from November.
SSEG with tube amp in case
VG $489 Clean, light wear to guitar and ampcase, logos
strong, knob insert wear/discoloration all around, sidewalls white,
tube ampincase only
$129 Light wear, rust to speaker and case hardware, sold
as project, seller says "...has some electronic
challenges, as well. Both latches work but one is weak. I have replaced
the plug end of the cord. I have plugged in and here are a number of
things that have happened:
Tubes ALWAYS light up and warm up.
Tubes on with loud hum then suddenly no sound.
Lastly tubes on with no sound."
Dano tube amp G $135 Clean,
edge/corner/grille edge/handle wear
Dano tube amp G $315
Could use a good cleaning, light wear, scratchy pots, some tape on
edges, guide marks painted on knobs/control panel, front panel shows
some oxidation, back panel shows some scuffing and general grunge,
grille surprisingly clean, rev/trem status unknown, stamping indicates
Summer 1962 build
Dano footswitch $75
November 2011, we reported on nearly 300 auctions totaling
just over $72,000! That's FIFTEEN
GRAND down from November 2010 totals, and the price that a
bustier from Madonna auctioned for recently.
Our big money went for a nice 'Thin Twin'
model that brought
in $1350. The lowest-priced item was $11 for a sad
'Space Dot' acoustic.
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2011, head on over... it was a great month!
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/ 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
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