MODEL # / MANUF / TYPE / COND / PRICE / NOTES

Abbreviations: M-int, NM - Near Mint, E- Excellent, VG- Very Good, G- Good , F-air, 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, BIN- Auction ended at 'Buy It Now' price, BO- Auction ended at 'Best Offer' price, UNK - Unknown manufacturer or model number, ACC - accessory. ALL RATINGS SUBJECTIVE.
Unless otherwise noted, I'm rating them by what I see in the pictures and read in the description.

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3/31

Looks like we're ending March
on a pretty solid note, with plenty of good stuff to ruminate over today... I'll get prices totalled up and have a full March Money Report tomorrow. No foolin'!  I'm gonna throw our TWO lead-off guitars over into April just so folks won't miss 'em; they're incredible finds. Two different auctions for 13XX custom color models in 'flame red and black' and 'yellow and black' finish,  super rare and near the last of the narrower 'C' body shape.



1358 Dano SSEG w/ OC VG $917 Clean, some edge wear and surface dings, finish checking all over, dings and playing wear to neck, picking wear at treble side of bridge, finish chips under bridge at string ball end positions, logo strong, pickup is dull but no splits, NS access panel, CTS pots date to 6th week of 1956



1360 Dano SSEG VG $1500 BIN Clean, looks unplayed, seller obtained from original owner, serial dates to 1955

1484 Dano tube amp transformer only $28
1484
Dano tube amp face plate  only $17
1484
Dano tube amp knob only $10
604 Harmony FTAC w/ C VG $71 Clean, second owner

1419 Dano SSEG w/ OC VG $599 BIN  Clean, light arm wear at bass lower bout, edge wear, logo intact, neck has some playing wear, case has some covering peeled off


600 series Harmony FTAC G $75 BIN   Light edge wear,  a few surface dings, cool two-tone top, bridge looks solid

1482 Dano tube amp MOD $325 Square speaker cutout, grille staining, re-covered in black tolex, back panel missing, no footswitch

1481 Dano tube amp G $181 Round spkr. cutout, covering looks great, back panel missing, missing tone knob, 'spot' oxidation on control panel, rusty handle captures, grille has one 6" long scrape/stain
653 Kay FHAC G $747 Clean, some scratching / edge wear, neck has slight separation on one side, 2" long hairline scratch on headstock, NS bridge serial #L3328 5520, stamped N-1
1448 Dano  $25 BIN Volume knob from amp or guitar

1255 MIJ Ukulele F $17 Bridge missing, looks OK from the poor photos, block logo means the end of the ukulele line for Silvertone

658 Kay FHAC G $128 Pre-66, pickguard missing, edge wear, smaller scale logo , playing wear to first block marker, neck beginning to separate
1448 Dano  SSEG guitar and tube amp in case VG $164 Very clean, minimal; wear, ampcase has edge wear, one drilled hole, some wear to amp chassis, discolored knob insert, this is an earlier two-bolt, triangle insert, narrow neck 'pier,' strip tuner setup, original cord incl.,  stamped number in neck pocket indicates a build date of 2nd week of October in 1962

1448 Dano  SSEG guitar only G $245 Light edge wear, rust on tuners and around jack, bridge and pickup shiny

3/30

As usual, the nets are full
of Silvertone fishies just a floppin' around this Monday. We've got an unusual novelty (see note below), a re-listed 615, a couple of nice Dano 'U' body-shape models, and a high-dollar 1446 come and gone on the block this weekend.

Homer Simpson loves his donuts as much as I love Silvertones. In fact we often have that same drooling reaction to a particularly tasty one (Homer the donuts, me the Silvertones).

Teacher : Now, um, Im going to burn this donut to show how many calories it has.
Homer : Nooooo!
Teacher : The bright blue flame indicates that this donut was particularly sweet.
Homer : This is not happening... this... is... not... happening!


That's pretty much how I reacted when I saw that lovely 680 that had been made into a clock.

 680 Kay FHAC MOD $205 Clean, no bridge, some kind of refinish/logo re-pour to headstock, stamped N-4, partial serial 8950.
Oh, yeah... it's a clock.


758 Kay 'Venetian' Mandolin F $21  Edge wear, major finish flaking on side, tuner buttons deteriorated, tailpiece rusty, binding looks good, unusual to see this model with a script logo, must be one of the last offered, 1959-64


1448 Dano  SSEG guitar and tube amp in case with no amp G $200 Guitar is clean, light edge wear, case is missing amp/grille... Peek a Boo!

1448 Dano  SSEG guitar and tube amp in case G $405 Edge wear to guitar, knob inserts discolored, clean amp

1446 Harmony HBEG w/ OC VG $850 BIN Clean, screen print logo, learn to play stickers on fretboard

1482 Dano tube amp MOD $225 OK, this one is weird enough to show ya... originally had square baffle, NS speaker installed, baffled changed to round cutout, NS back panel opened for larger speaker


UNK Harmony FHAC G $153 Clean, edge wear Relisted

604 Harmony FTAC w/ C G $58 Edge wear, playing wear to fretboard

604 Harmony FTAC G $58 Clean, light edge wear, stamped S-65

800 Banjo VG $113 5-string w/ resonator, clean, wear to head, hardware shiny, older model with 'deco' logo
1419 Dano SSEG w/ C G $280 Edge wear, 1" neck ding, possibly re-finish, logo broken on "S"
1300 Dano SSEG G $375 BIN Picking wear on treble side, logo worn away, circular access panel missing

UNK UNK FHAC P $155 Top finish is pretty beaten up, back and headstock strangely clean

625 Harmony FTAC VG $129 Clean, minimal wear, bridge split/re-glued (a common occurrence on these models), oddly double stamped F-61 and S-62, serial #176H625, a fairly typical example of this popular series


1431 Dano tube amp $164 Clean, minimal wear, 3-prong AC cord mod

1420 Harmony HBEG G $329 BIN  Edge wear, surface dings, buckle rash, NS selector switch, Stackpole pots back to 1961 Relisted

1471 Dano tube amp G $153  Round spkr. cutout, covering is worn, handle worn, volume pot scratchy

1483 Dano tube amp only VG $350 Clean, some edge/corner wear, recently serviced, some oxidation to amp chassis/xformer

615 Harmony FTAC w/ OC MOD $62  Clean, pickup added, relisted from earlier this month



1352 Harmony HBEG VG $446 Clean, light surface dings, 'P' series pickup


1448 Dano  SSEG guitar and tube amp in case G $351 Edge wear, NS knobs, case has crack at one hinge, recently re-capped, the 'two tone' effect runs the length of the fretboard

1448 Dano  SSEG guitar and tube amp in case G $271 Edge wear, sidewalls clean, amp has grille stain, knob inserts discolored, (1) tube not glowing too brightly

1421(4400) Sear solid state amp chassis only $20 Untested, circuit board cracked, (1) input jack missing
1246 Harmony FHAC w/ OC VG $197 Clean, minimal wear, 'space dot' logo painted over , serial # 3026 1246 (no visible character between serial/model #)

1423 Harmony SSEG neck only $66 No tuners, no truss rod cover, edge wear

4600 Sears 45 RPM record VG $10 Don Rainey's "Read Listen Learn" method, which was included with most Silvertone guitars, vinyl shiny, paper sleeve shows some fading/creasing, print clear, chart included Relisted

1454 Harmony HBEG w/ OC VG $918 Very clean, light edge wear, some light surface finish rubs, some flaking around binding,  NOS tuners, serial # X668H1454, stamped F-65

3/27

Harmonizing Friday! Nice to see a 'Black Beauty' today, and a rare 1317 in wonderful shape as well.

1384/85/1427 Harmony HBEG G $713 Fine scratches to finish, edge wear, no major dings, metal logo intact, P series pickups with individual adjustable pole pieces are a bit dull, 3-ply celluloid binding, (2) NS knobs


1317 Harmony HBEG  VG $375 Clean, a few small surface dings, NS tailpiece, bottom strap button missing, stamped with the Harmony number H53
Check out that grain on the back!


1482 Dano tube amp G $303 Square spkr. cutout, water staining to grille, corner wear, smudges on top covering, trem unstested; no footswitch, light rust on handle captures, Bob Townsend signed his name inside at some point... no relation to Pete, I'm sure...

1420 Sears tube amp $64 Clean, NS tubes

1457 Dano SSEG with tube amp in case VG $515 Clean setup, minimal wear, footswitch incl., trem works

1457 Dano SSEG guitar only VG $450 BIN Clean, light edge wear

3/26

Nice to see a couple still together after almost 50 years! That's the case with this 1304/1451 pair that went for nearly $500 today. How about that 'best I've seen' 1454 going for nearly a grand? I wonder how Chris Isaak feels about the 1446 acquiring his name as its nickname? Maybe he'll have me on his new show. Anyway, he'd probably want some royalties, considering the money these babies are bringing these days. Got some 'Autoharp and 1448 Mania' going on today as well!

1304
Dano SSEG / 1451 Dano tube amp G $499 Clean, minimal wear, 'S' on headstock worn, square neck/body joint, circular access panel, in storage for 40+ years, 'Wish Book' pair, seller obtained from original owner, purchased in Nashville in 1960, pots date to 1960


1454 Harmony HBEG w/ OC E $960 Very clean, case looks great too,  serial 751H1454, 'How to Care For' manual signed for warranty April 8, 1966


1446 Harmony HBEG w/ OC VG $1250 BO Clean, metal logo intact, light edge wear

1319 Harmony Lap Steel w/ OC G $226 Edge wear, weird discoloring of neck about halfway up , (3) NS tuners

660 Kay Classical G $26 Some scratches on back, bridge is good

2574 Oscar Schmidt AutoharpG $31 A few light scratches/scuffs, model sticker still in place , no case, no accessories

2574 Oscar Schmidt Autoharp w/ OC VG $75 Clean, accessories, books, record incl.

2573 Oscar Schmidt Autoharp w/ OC VG $75 12-chord, clean, books and strap (!) incl.

1251 Banjo VG $70 4-string w/ resonator, minimal wear



1456 Teisco MIJ HBEG VG $233 Whammy present, clean all around, this is the 'Space Dot' version of the 1455



1464 Dano Solid State amp and spkr. cabinet VG $425 BIN Clean amp, some edge ewar/peeling to cab covering, slight water staining on bottom of speaker baffle, (2) NS ALPHA speakers, rev/trem intermittent, both have 1/4" jack mods for speaker connection

1448 Dano  SSEG guitar only w/ C G $300 BO Clean, NS tuners, NS slotted screws at bridge

1448 Dano  SSEG guitar and tube amp in case VG $426 Clean, some edge wear, surface scrape on back, case has light edge wear

1448 Dano amp in case only $107 Noisy, covering looks good, light scratches / wear to inside, (1) NS Raytheon 35W4

1448 Dano amp NOS tube set and manual $15 BIN Manual is a copy, 35W4, 50C5 tubes are GE, 12AU6 is whitebox

1448 Dano  SSEG guitar and tube amp in case F $164 Some edge wear, sidewall rips, saddle missing from bridge, logo worn ampcase has edge wear, rips, one hinge replaced by leather strap, this is an earlier two-bolt, triangle insert, narrow neck 'pier,' strip tuner setup


3/25

Talk about rare! I've only seen this triangular case offered in the 1965 catalog alongside the 615, and up 'til now, I'd only seen a tag that had been removed from one. Why didn't these sell like crazy? They were only 7 bucks, they had a huge accessory compartment, aluminum edges, they looked cool, and they'd fit so many different models! A mystery...

741 Sears Hardshell case VG $43 A few dings to covering, a vinyl strip coming off on one edge (but still there), light rust to clasps, inside clean


1220 Harmony FTAC VG $152 Clean, block logo, pickguard loose but incl., slight neck separation, last of the Silvertone branded guitars


661 Kay Tenor 4-string FTAC VG $295 BIN Clean, minimal wear, logo strong, pickguard in place

600 series Harmony FTAC G $141 Edge wear, NS bridge, logo worn, some surface dings to top, neck slightly bowed

1429 Harmony HBEG  VG $625 BO Clean, minimal wear, logo missing, NS tuners, NS bridge, possible NS nut, repro pickguard

1838 Oscar Schmidt Autoharp w/ OC VG $118 Clean, all accessories (picks, tuning wrench, book... they had stopped furnishing the Mother Maybelle how-to record by now), ID scratched into side "Cascade View Church / Everett Washington."
Very nice later model (late 60s) autoharp:


1423 Harmony SSEG w/ OC G $381 Sold as a 'project,' finish looks great, all knobs present, pickguard printing nearly worn away,  'S' broken off logo , no nut, no bridge, playing wear to fretboard , extra holes drilled in headstock (to make it an 8-string?!?!) , bottom strap button broken off in hole

603 Harmony FTAC G $77 Clean, some edge wear, NS tuners

1436 Teisco MIJ SBEG VG $260 Whammy missing, clean, (1) knob missing, (1) selector switch missing. I thought my eyes were fooling me, but it is sporting a stock green/red/black burst paint job! How cool is that?



3/24

My Sears & Roebuck catalog collection is kinda hit-and-miss from the 1930s. The transition from "Supertone" to "Silvertone" occurred in the late '30s, and this guitar is from those first couple of years. The stamping on this 'Artist' indicates a build date of 1939, and even then Harmony was following the stamping conventions that make their guitars so easy to ID and date. Check out the fancy headstock work and that incredible wood binding!

2255 Harmony FHAC w/ C VG $458 Clean, some surface wear to front treble lower bout, NS electric pickup added, stamped S-39, serial #2581H2255.



UNK Kay FHAC G $103 BIN Clean, minimal wear, slight neck bow, stamped N-2. Relisted from earlier in month

1440 Teisco MIJ SBEG G $156 Clean, whammy bar present, logo intact, cracks on back, cracks at neck joint, bridge in poor shape

1413 Kay SBEG w/ C VG $390 BIN  Minimal wear, screen print on pickups and tailpiece cover show light rub-off on the treble side, pickguard and knobs very clean. Aside from the multiple stickers, it's in pretty good shape... if that's a vintage Flip Wilson sticker, though... that's pretty cool!


1457 Dano SSEG with tube amp in case G $502 Clean guitar, minimal wear, amp grille has some rippling of material, (1) NS knob, (1) NS pickup, NS Dano fully adjustable bridge included

1423 Harmony SSEG VG $483 Clean, minimal wear, metal logo intact

3/23

Pretty good weekend haul;
 
some nice 'Chris Isaak' models in the mix, a seldom seen 708, an early 1448, a rare 1303, a nice 619... check 'em out!

1446 Harmony HBEG w/ OC VG $1500 BO Clean, metal logo intact, minimal wear, looks great


708 Harmony FHAC w/ C G $203 Surface scratches, edge wear, (2) hairline cracks on back, (1) tuner bent, (2) NS tuners, logo faded, pitting/rust to tailpiece, tuner buttons discolored


1240 Harmony FHAC w / C VG $173 Clean, minimal wear, 'Space Dot' logo, stamped
F-71,  serial #284912401

1452 Dano SBEG neck only $87  Nut, tuners incl. , finish checking, flaking, some wear

1446 Harmony HBEG w/ OC VG $795 BIN Clean, metal logo intact, minimal wear, NS tuners, small paint repair at upper treble bout
619 Kay FHAC VG $370  Clean, minimal wear, tailpiece has light rust, two small cracks on bottom, stamped N-4, XX-619



1420 Harmony HBEG w/ OC  VG $259 BIN  Very clean, minimal wear, stress crack at jack

1420 Harmony HBEG w/ OC  VG $308 Clean, minimal wear, pickguard cracked and 'caved in' slightly at knob area

615 Harmony FTAC G $31  Clean, some edge wea
r, neck slightly bowed

1484 Dano tube amp only F $100 BIN Rusty front panel/xformers, not working, tubes missing, covering looks good, all knobs present, back panel is surprisingly clean



658 Kay FHAC G $117 Post-66, pickguard present, minimal wear, finish dull , nut cracked at G and E string position , light oxidation of tailpiece and tuners
4600 Sears 45 RPM record VG $22 Don Rainey's "Read Listen Learn" method, which was included with most Silvertone guitars, vinyl shiny, paper sleeve shows some fading, print clear

1449 Dano  SSEG guitar and tube amp in case G $460 Guitar clean, some edge wear, some yellowing to pickguard, big scrape on back of headstock, cord keeper and screw missing, NS speaker, amp lights; no sound

1482 Dano tube amp VG $298 Square spkr. cutout, NS knobs (2 original knobs incl.), trem works, 3-prong AC mod

1448 Dano  SSEG guitar and tube amp in case G $199 Clean, some edge wear, 12AU6  tube missing, discolored knob inserts on guitar

1333 Dano Tube amp VG $230 Light edge wear to the alligator, otherwise very clean

1448 Dano  SSEG guitar only G $274 Clean, some edge wear, NS knobs, guitar is earlier two-bolt, narrow neck 'pier,' strip tuner model


1303 Dano SSEG G $395 Edge wear, dings, headstock worn w/ flaking, (1) knob missing from rhythm 'stack,' screw hole in back of headstock


1420 Harmony HBEG  VG $330  Very clean, minimal wear except for scratches down to wood at bridge and a small ding or two on the sides

802 Banjo w/ OC VG $66   5-string w/ resonator, clean, minimal wear
1420 Sears tube amp $46 Clean, does not work; 2 of 3 tubes light, block logo Silvertone on tattered paper label inside

UNK UNK FHAC G $173 Clean, unusual blond (or very faded) fret board, re-fretted, NS bridge, all seams re-glued

1484 Dano tube amp only G $260 Clean, light rust on xformers, rev/trem status unknown, amp works, no footswitch
 

1441 Teisco SBEG VG $250 Clean, minimal wear, whammy present, serial # sticker half-gone, this is the swoop-head, 'Space Dot' sibling to the 1445

3/20

Spring has sprung, and so have the crazy amps! This first item is the third wacky amp we've seen this month. After TWO of the UNK 'Hi-Fi' amps have come and gone for sale, along comes this 4707 organ amp. We see the guts of these amps from time to time, but rarely do we see the entire groovy setup. I believe there may have been legs on this item originally; still looking for a catalog listing. I'd love one to plug my MP3 player into.

4707 UNK Organ Tube Amp VG $110 BIN Clean, top edge of grille loose/ripped, 'vibrato' non-functional, amp works


1482 Dano tube amp VG $475 BIN Round spkr. cutout, very clean, trem works, one small paint smudge, coupla scrapes on back, some weirdness to grille , NS AC plug
1448 Dano  SSEG guitar and tube amp in case G $436 Clean, some edge wear, guitar appears to be earlier two-bolt, strip tuner model, NS tubes, case shows some wear inside and out

853 Ukulele E $184  Very clean, minimal wear, seller bought it as NOS (new old stock), NS Worth Fluorocarbon strings


1425 Kay HBEG VG $665 Very clean, light crazing, minimal wear, pickguard in place, recently had a fret/nut redress, 1/4" ding on upper bass bout edge




3/19

1423 Harmony SSEG w/ OC VG $665 BIN Clean, light dings on neck, light edge wear, metal logo intact, pickguard print strong, NS nut, re-fret, light rust on pickup mounting rings

These 1423 guitars are heating up, and I gotta show you this beautiful example:


831 Ukulele VG $74 Skier design, clean, light edge wear, deco logo, 'signed' Arthur Godfrey photo and vintage "You Can Play" book incl.

643 (maybe a 621)Harmony FTAC w/ C G $75 Clean, edge wear, scrape on bass upper bout edge , don't know if it's an ink run or what, but it sure looks like this one was stamped E-67!
1481 Dano tube amp VG $225 BIN Round spkr. cutout, very clean, knob inserts bright, nicest 1481 I've seen lately



1448 Dano  SSEG guitar and tube amp in case VG $421 Clean, some edge wear to guitar, NS knob and NS speaker on amp, guitar appears to be earlier two-bolt, strip tuner model

1444 Dano SSEG Bass w/ OC G $375 Edge wear, logo intact, needs a good cleaning, swoop neck/body joint , 5-sided aluminum access panel, relisted from earlier this month

1448 Dano  SSEG guitar and tube amp in case G $400 Amp shows wear inside and out, guitar has edge wear, discolored knob inserts, low E tuner shaft missing, extra set of Grover tuners incl.

1484 Dano tube amp only VG $408 Very clean, light edge/corner wear, (1) knob slightly chipped, recently serviced, rev/trem work, 1/4" speaker jack mod, 3-prong AC mod

UNK (5940?) UNK Tube amp G $51 Here's another one! Wow, twice in one month! (See listings for 3/10, below), logo tag missing, edge wear

1481 Dano tube amp VG $379 BIN Round spkr. cutout, clean, logoplate missing

1483 Dano tube amp only VG $330 BIN Very clean, jury-rigged 1/4" jack mod


3/18

Aside from the easily removable mod,
this 1484 setup is pretty sweet. Add a less than 400 dollar price and it's REALLY sweet! Everything works, covering looks great... really the best deal I've seen on a 1484 lately. But... I wonder if their 'hotness' is diminishing? I've seen more than a few 1484s languishing on ebay, without even a bid. Maybe the starting bid was too high, maybe it was just timing... who knows?

1484 Dano tube amp w/ cabinet VG $375 BIN Clean, 1/4" x3 speaker extension jack mod (mod untested), scratchy pots



1457 Dano SSEG guitar only G $356 No bridge, no tuners, edge wear, some rust, tuner ferrules still present

1474 Dano tube amp VG $400 BIN Rev/trem work, some edge/corner wear, light grille staining, no footswitch

1448 Dano amp in case only $75 Covering very rough, case is structurally sound,  speaker missing, untested

UNK Kay FHAC G $100 BIN Clean, minimal wear, slight neck bow, stamped N-2 Relisted

UNK Kay  FHAC G $84 Clean, minimal wear

1423 Harmony SSEG w/ OC VG $600 BIN Clean, some edge wear, logo intact

The last of that "Chris Kit" from yesterday:

1446 Harmony HBEG strap pin only $5 Looks melted, or chemically damaged 

3/17

Happy St. Patrick's Day to ya, me lads and lasses! Grab yer Silvertones and pick out a little "Whiskey In The Jar" or "Risin O' The Moon." That late-era ukulele is in pretty sweet shape, and I gotta show you this very, very early 'Kentucky Blue.' It's so early, it's faded to an appropriate-for-the-holiday green! I reckon the paint engineers at Kay hadn't quite gotten the "Kentucky Blue" formulation down pat just yet.

653 Kay FHAC F $114 Oldest "Kentucky Blue" I've seen, finish checking, rusty hardware, deteriorated tuner buttons, old-school deco logo, faded finish, learn-to-play stickers on fretboard



853 Ukulele VG $84  Clean, minimal wear, thick script logo


1484 Dano tube amp only F $130 BO Edge wear, cords cut, untested, top/bottom of front panel painted black

1484 Dano tube amp schematic manual VG $25 Clean, no rips or stains

802 Banjo w/ OC VG $26   5-string w/ resonator, dull hardware, looks like some mold on neck and resonator

More of that "Chris Kit" from yesterday:

1446 Harmony HBEG truss rod only $18 With screws

And the knobs:

1446 Harmony HBEG truss rod only $55 (2) Tone, (1) Volume

1448 Dano SSEG guitar only w/ C G $299 BIN Clean, some edge wear, NS knobs


3/16

A pretty good pre-Patrick Monday, I'd say. A seldom-seen, lightly modded 1350, a very nice 1423 (they seem to be pretty hot right now), great-looking 1333, super clean 643,  and we haven't seen a Sovereign-based 633 in a while (most folks that have 'em don't seem to not want to sell 'em).

1350 Harmony HBEG w/ C MOD $405 Clean, second pickup and selector switch added, probably NS tailpiece


1423 Harmony SSEG w/ OC E $660 Clean, minimal wear, metal logo intact, finish still shines



How about this? These Gibson-made mini humbuckers went for some good scratch in a couple of separate auctions today:

1446 Harmony HBEG Pickups Only $169/$249 Cover finish on both a bit dull with string 'shadows'
And the guitar from whence they came:

1446
Harmony HBEG body only $125 No hardware, no electronics, no tuners, logo in sad shape


Looks like the rest of the 'kit' (pickup bezels, knobs, tuners, etc.) is set to auction off over the next 24 hours.


1478 Harmony SBEG w/ OC VG $600 Very clean, whammy present, slight pickguard shrinkage

1482 Dano tube amp VG $400 Round spkr. cutout, very clean, NS speaker, no footswitch

1485 Dano Tube Amp w/ speaker cabinet VG $900 Very clean amp, staining to grille

1451 Dano tube amp G $70 Grille stains, edge/corner wear

1333 Dano Tube amp VG $412 Light edge wear to the alligator, otherwise very clean, no footswitch, speaker code dates to late '56


1482 Dano tube amp VG $389 BIN Round spkr. cutout, edge wear, cover dings, water damage to bottom od back panel , light oxidation to front/rear panel and xformer

1457 Dano SSEG guitar only VG $486 Very clean, light edge wear, serial # dates to spring '65

Dano Footswitch $113 1472/1482 style
1432 Dano tube amp G $322 Grille has 3" rip, edge/corner wear to covering

1452 Dano SBEG with tube amp in case VG $500  Clean, light edge wear, buckle rash to whammy spring cap, whammy bar present, triangle neck plate, thick script logo, footswitch incl.

643 Harmony FTAC VG $111  The rarest of this series, very clean, minimal wear, serial #8389H643, original Sears box incl., 'Bruce Mills' on DYMO
  label on back of headstock

1481 Dano tube amp VG $153 Round spkr. cutout, clean, light rust on handle captures, 3-prong AC cord mod

1451 Dano tube amp G $86 Light/dark grille at speaker cutout , NS speaker, back panel missing

604 Harmony FTAC  G $52 Edge wear, neck separating, rust on tuners

633 Harmony FTAC G $230 BIN Logo worn, jack  installed (no pickup), playing wear to neck, stamped F-68


1484 Dano tube amp only F $184 Covering is rough, reverb tank is loose on one end

852 Ukulele VG $22 'Hawaiian Girl' model, clean stencil, some finish wear to top

1423 Harmony SSEG G $450 Clean, some edge wear, finish flaking on back, stress cracks at output jack , bridge 'base' split on both ends, (1) NS tuner ferrule, some binding issues, pots date to 1960


1436 Teisco MIJ SBEG G $211 Whammy missing, nut in bad shape, surface wear, serial #
343840

1484 Dano tube amp only VG $295 Just out of 30 years in storage, rev/trem work, NS footswitch, minimal wear, 1/4" plug mod, NS tubes

1484 Dano tube amp w/ cabinet VG $710 Very clean, rev/trem work, spkr. cab has light wear, original manual/schematic incl.

1214 Harmony FTAC G $74 Dime-size ding on side edge , block logo ,  last of this series to receive the Silvertone name, stamped S-69W, serial # 9937S1214 Relisted from earlier in month

620 Kay FTAC G $119 Plenty of surface dings, edge wear, dirty, stamped L981 8105

1432 Dano tube amp G $240 Grille has light/dark discoloring where speaker cutout is located , handle worn, lights up, no sound, all stock tubes

1474 Dano tube amp VG $380 Rev/trem work, grille has light staining, some edge/corner wear, speaker baffle replaced w/ plywood,  originally sold in Canada , no footswitch

1448 Dano  SSEG guitar and tube amp in case VG $500 Clean amp and guitar


3/13

Norm Abrams, eat your heart out! Here's some fine woodworking going on for this re-cabineted1333. The old box was warped and in poor shape, so the seller took exact measurements and duplicated our formerly alligator and tweed friend (right down to that crazy top curve!) choosing woods that echo the faux covering of the original. What a beauty! Check it out!



1333 Dano Tube amp MOD $450 Recently serviced, trem functional, original grille and logoplate, new handle, control panel has some scratches and oxidation, 3-prong AC cord added, new cabinet handcrafted by seller in Black Walnut and Birdseye Maple, with a hand rubbed oil finish.

1444 Dano SSEG Bass w/ OC VG $644 Clean, very fine scratches all over top, headstock wear, sidewalls bright, silver worn from edges of logo, pots dated 10th week of '65, making this one of the last 1444s to be manufactured

1477 Harmony SBEG G $201 Edge wear, dings, logo worn, major wear on bottom edge , buckle rash,  E tuner slightly bent, 4 tuner ferrules missing, screw crack on treble side top pickguard, pickups dated Dec. 14, 1964

615 Harmony FTAC G $34  Clean, some edge wear/dings, serial #1018H615, stamped F-63

750 Kay Mandolin $27  Tuner buttons deteriorated, crack on back, otherwise clean

856 Baritone Ukulele VG $150 Clean

1448
Dano SSEG pickguard only $22 Some scratches/dings, mostly clean

1319
Harmony Lap Steel MOD $115 Dings/scratches all over, , NS Pickguard, NS pickup, NS knob

1420 Harmony HBEG  VG $325  Clean, some edge wear, big scrape on bass side of top


3/12

1446 Harmony HBEG w/ OC VG $898 Clean, metal logo intact, side damage at output jack , stamped F-62
1482 Dano tube amp MOD $177 Re-covered, re-grilled, untested; seller says tubes light up


604 Harmony FTAC  G $40 Edge wear, nut is cracked,  stamped S-64-HB, serial #
4912H604

1454 Harmony HBEG w/ C VG $610 Clean, minimal wear, pickups stamped
May 12, 1964

621 Harmony FTAC VG $75 BIN  Clean, light wear, serial #4195 H621

1457 Dano SSEG with tube amp in case G $425 Clean guitar, some edge wear, amp has major adhesive seep on knobs , some edge wear, scratchy pots on amp, strap and mic incl.


3/11

Don't you wonder why some guitars are big hits and others aren't? That's the case of the 1439. Offered during the same time (1966-68) as the 'Chris Isaak' 1446, and the popular 1454, the 1439 just didn't seem to catch on. Nicely appointed, with a fair price ($84.95 in 1967), it's a wonder we don't see a lot more of these. I'm glad this one brought some good money; too often the rarity of an instrument works against a high auction price.

1439 Harmony HBEG w/ C VG $500 Clean, whammy intact, chrome shiny, pickguard logo clear, NS roller bridge


Don't forget to visit the new page for the still very popular (7 sold on ebay last month) Harmony-made 615 acoustic guitar!

1457 Dano SSEG with tube amp in case NM $990 Near mint just about sums it up; super clean guitar and amp AND all the original paperwork, cords, strap and footswtich. This is the most complete 1457 I've seen, except... curiously, the 'cord keeper' is absent as is the screw that held it on (see last pic).


1448 Dano  SSEG guitar and tube amp in case F $299 BIN Edge wear, dings, sidewalls missing, guitar knob inserts chewed up, case very rough, NS speaker, neck/headstock stripped

610/612 Harmony FTAC w/ OC VG $70 Very clean, minimal wear
1482 Dano tube amp VG $566 Square spkr. cutout, very clean, no footswitch, oddly, someone removed 'SEARS' from the faceplate

1484 Dano tube amp w/ cabinet VG $650 BIN Clean, rev/trem work, spkr. cab has some edge wear/dings, footswitch incl., light hum; probably needs a re-cap

1448 Dano SSEG body only $83 BIN Clean, some edge wear, no electronics or hardware

657 Harmony Classical w/ OC VG $78 Clean, Fishman saddle pickup installed, 6" scratch on side, stamped
S-66-GM

3/10

Not a bad haul for a Tuesday;
Nice 674, great looking 1405, very nice 1443 bass, and an unusual 'UNKnown' amp.

674 Kay FHAC VG $570 Clean, minimal dings/scratches, some paint missing from headstock script, NS bridge, NS tuners


1436 Teisco MIJ SBEG G $475 BIN Whammy bar missing, some small finish cracks, chrome pitted in a few places, edge wear

1436 Teisco MIJ SBEG G $233 Probably re-finished, logo tab missing, whammy bar missing

1448 Dano  SSEG guitar and tube amp in case VG $307 Very clean guitar, still has cord keeper, light adhesive seep to  knob inserts, minimal wear, amp has some scrapes on covering, insides look good except for some rust to speaker

1459 Dano tube amp G $50 Covering clean, pegboard replacement back panel, a few grille  snags, and "every once in a while makes this annoying wailing sound"

1405 Teisco MIJ SBEG VG $143 Clean one pickup classic


1446 Harmony HBEG G $700 BO Clean, metal logo intact, paint flaking off Bigsby mount plate, a few small surface dings, light rust on pickup covers, NS tuners, NS roller bridge, NS black output jack

1476 Harmony SBEG w/ OC VG $243  Very clean, minimal wear, "NB" stickers on bass side upper horn

2574 Oscar Schmidt Autoharp w/ OC VG $150 BIN Clean, tuning wrench incl.

1443 Dano SBEG Bass w/ OC VG $700  Very clean, a few small surface nicks and edge dings, logo missing, pots date to 1965/66


1448 Dano  tube amp only G $50 Untested, case edge broken, unhinged, earlier model; triangle knob insert

UNK UNK Tube amp VG $251 This amp comes around every now and then. I believe it was actually marketed as a 'hi-fi' speaker extension, but it has a 1/4" input and has popularly been pressed into guitar duty.



3/9

No, you're not goin' crazy... that really is a Silvertone 'Dobro
' style resonator guitar. Made by our friends in Italy, this bolt-neck EKO is an interesting addition to the quirky family of Italian-made Silvertones. Happy Monday!

UNK EKO Resonator Guitar w/ C G $250 Finish checking, some light dings, oxidation of aluminum 'amplifier,' serial 204143


852 Ukulele E $168 'Hawaiian Girl' model, super clean, best I've seen



Here's another amp from our friends at Indigo Ranch Studios Sale of the Century. Just think, kids.... Neil Young or Bo Diddley or Albert Lee or Bob Dylan or any number of musical legends coulda strummed a big "E" chord on this baby; they've all recorded at the famous Indigo Ranch.

1483 Dano tube amp and speaker cabinet VG $376 Clean, minimal wear, some grille staining, 'Indigo' marked on amp/cab in several places

1484 Dano tube amp w/ cabinet VG $680 Clean, rev/trem work, slight dent to front panel, footswitch incl.

623 Harmony FHAC w/ C VG $205 Very clean

1214 Harmony FTAC G $100 Dull, edge wear, last of this long-running series to bear the Silvertone name,

1211 Harmony FTAC VG $106 Clean, light surface/edge wear

615 Harmony FTAC G $61  Clean, no bridge, stamped S-66-H

660 Kay Classical G $13 5" x 2" crack on back stamped L5794, 57-660

Dano Single Footswitch $24 BIN

1421 Harmony SSEG VG $275 Clean, light edge/side wear, stamped XX-59-HB

1413 Kay SBEG w/ C F $104  Poor baby... headstock cracked in half, NS knobs, edge wear, truss rod cover missing



1838 Oscar Schmidt Autoharp w/ OC VG $126   Minimal wear,15-chord, tuning wrench incl. serial #58053

1413 Kay SBEG w/ C G $193  Clean, some edge wear, pickups and tailpiece cover still show 'arrow' silkscreen design, truss rod cover has screw crack, pickguard has some NS screws and a chip/screw crack close to neck, extra strap button hole, dunno what's up with the logo... double screen?



1484 Dano tube amp w/ cabinet VG $511 Recently serviced, re-capped, stock tubes and Jensens, clean, footswitch incl., minimal wear to covering, 3-prong AC mod, looks like a cord hole drilled into side of speaker cab

1484 Dano tube amp w/ cabinet G $511 Oxidation 'rash' on from panel , Rev/trem unknown, footswitch incl., dirty

1472 Dano tube amp G $155 Round spkr. cutout, edge wear, untested, fuse holder cap missing, all knobs NS,  red border control panel w/ 'tremlo' misspell

UNK UNK FHAC G $108 Funky metal NS pickguard, deco headstock

1423 Harmony SSEG body only $78 Clean, no hardware, electronics, strap button... nothin'!

1437 Teisco MIJ SBEG w/ OC VG $550 Butter yellow, whammy bar tip cracked/repaired, otherwise super clean and a rare color! Serial #150778



1478 Harmony SBEG VG $347 Clean, whammy missing, has some case material stuck in finish from long storage, mis-ID'd as 1480 (those were the same model guitar with color foil inserts and different knobs)

1455 Teisco MIJ HBEG VG $190 Whammy intact, some work done on fretboard

1472 Dano tube amp VG $350 Round spkr. cutout, clean, some light wear, black border panel, re-capped

1484 Dano tube amp only MOD $425 BIN Clean, some rust to control panel, reverb tank removed (incl.) RCA jacks added, re-capped, 3-prong AC mod, 1/4" output jack mod

802 Banjo w/ C VG $104 5-string w/ resonator, very  clean


3/6

Fridays are funny;
generally a little slower, auctionwise, than the rest of the week, I imagine because such a flood of items will end their auctions over the weekend. Do remember to visit the brand new page for the 604; one of the most popular guitars Sears ever sold.

1454 Harmony HBEG G $369 Clean, truss rod cover missing, some edge wear,  (1) knob missing, pickups dated Nov., 1964

1421 Sears tube amp F $90 BIN Doesn't work; started smoking when turned on, coupla holes in the grille, back panel missing, footswitch incl. (!)

1304
Dano SSEG w/ OC G $318 Playing wear, weird plate installed below bridge , NS knobs

3/5

1448 Dano SSEG guitar only w/ C G $250 BIN Clean, minimal wear, knobs missing inserts, NS tuners

1446 Harmony HBEG G $740 BO Light edge wear, surface dings, light oxidation of Bigsby, all stock

1483 Dano tube amp only VG $335 Clean, recently serviced

2574 Oscar Schmidt Autoharp w/ OC VG $28 BIN Clean, one chord bar support broken, chord pads are letting go of bars, tuner wrench, tuning guide, picks incl.

1315 Harmony Lap Steel w /OC VG $213 Minimal wear, tailpiece cover in place, case looks great, nephew of original owner

1448 Dano  SSEG guitar and MOD case G $282 Guitar is clean, missing volume knob, light surface/edge wear, amp has been removed from case, amp area turned into storage box, this is the earlier version of the 1448 with triangle knob inserts, strip tuners, a two-bolt neck, offset strap button and a narrower attach 'pier.'



1214 Harmony FTAC G $56 Finish crazing, edge wear, last of this long-running series to bear the Silvertone name, serial #2640S1214

1371 Kay HBEG VG $950 BO Clean, some surface dings and edge wear, electronics re-wired, period but not original pickguard.
It's entirely possible this is a 1425 .
Another winner from Lawman Mike:



3/4

Well, looky here! When I saw this lovely brown guitar going up for sale, I at least knew it was a Harmony-built Silvertone. My brain also recalled seeing a big, splashy color catalog ad for just such a guitar. So, off to the catalogs I go, until I finally found it in the 1966 Sears "Wish Book." I've never seen it anywhere else. Reckon Harmony just got a good deal on some mahogany stock and cranked out a few thousand of these? Similar to the Harmony-branded H165, the 623 Sears model designation was shared with an earlier era Harmony-made archtop.

623 Harmony FTAC VG $235 Clean, minimal wear
It's obviously quite similar to the sunburst-finished
600 series from Harmony, but mahogany topped, and natural finished.


1420 Harmony HBEG  G $345  Clean, some light scratches, ding on side, p/u selector tip missing

1457 Dano SSEG pickguard only $25 BIN Edge wear, stress cracks, light yellowing

600 series Harmony FTAC G $50 BIN  Clean, light wear, some crazing, one row of tuners missing
Interesting figuring to the top on this one: Relisted from last month.


1472 Dano tube amp G $282 Round spkr. cutout, edges taped, no footswitch,  back panel missing, red border control panel w/ 'tremolo' spelled correctly

1422 Sear tube amp G $290 BIN Clean, grille has a snag or two, back panel missing

3/3

When my little girl is watching "Wheel of Fortune," just before they take the spin, she says "Big Money! Big Money!" Well, we're startin' today's auctions off with some Big Money thrown down for this very nice 1457 setup.

1457 Dano SSEG with tube amp in case VG $800 Clean guitar, minimal wear to amp and guitar, footswitch incl.
Here it is, just beautiful:


1444 Dano SSEG Bass w/ OC G $395 Edge wear, logo intact, needs a good cleaning, swoop neck/body joint , 5-sided aluminum access panel  Relisted
 
1487 Teisco MIJ SBEG w/ Solid State Amp $450 BO  One of the nicest ones of these I've seen. The amp works (!), the body and headstock show minimal wear, whammy arm missing, knobs are stock (one has a chip to the skirt), the only thing missing is the "SILVER TONE" medallion.


1478 Harmony SBEG VG $300  Clean, whammy bar intact, some edge wear, NS tuners, headstock shows shrinkage crack


1304
Dano SSEG G $700 BIN   Both knobs missing, playing wear at bass bout, plenty of surface dings and finish flakes, bottom strap button missing, all hardware shows rust, back panel missing, logo nearly worn away , plenty of fingerboard wear , this baby's been played! Pot codes indicate a late '59 build, and the square neck/body joint and round access panel opening support that.

Dano Footswitch $25 BIN Untested

1423 Harmony SSEG w/ OC VG $529 BO  Clean, metal logo intact, light edge wear, all knobs present

1421 Sears tube amp VG $128 Clean, schematic and footswitch incl., NS speaker
Even though it's not on the amp panel, the schematic and inside label still claim "Silvertone."




3/2

Well, here's a first: I've never seen a 615 (and we've seen a BUNCH the past year) modded to be an electric. But, here you go, simple single coil up near the neck, and a jack on the treble lower bout.

615 Harmony FTAC MOD $92  Clean, pickup added Relisted

1425 Kay HBEG w/ C VG $800 BIN Clean, missing pickguard, neck has had a pro re-set


1484 Dano tube amp w/ cabinet VG $535 Rev/trem work, clean inside and out

1448 Dano  tube amp in case only F $134 Handle missing, edge wear, some internal lining scraping

1208 Harmony FTAC F $11 Plenty of surface dings, scratches, one big ship taken of back edge

1419 Sears tube amp G $210 Scratch on top, some edge wear, back panel missing


1449 Dano  SSEG guitar only G $318 Guitar has a small ding by treble side of bridge, pinstripe tape decoration, (1) pickup screw missing, Kenny scratched his name in the back , edge wear


1448 Dano  SSEG guitar and tube amp in case F $175 Strap buttons missing, intermittent electronics, amp chassis in case has edge wear, headstock split along (NS)tuner line , knob inserts missing all the way around
1434 Dano tube amp F $375 Currently not working, this 'Medalist' has seen better times; all tubes power on, but no sound, grille frayed, (1) NS speaker

620 Kay FTAC w/ C G $171 Plenty of surface dings, edge wear, three screws in bridge, saddle sanded even with bridge (!)

758 Kay 'Venetian' Mandolin F $79 Edge wear, finish flaking, dings, all tuner knobs gone, bridge has been shim'd up, pickguard still has 'S',

1464 Dano Solid State amp and spkr. cabinet VG $265 Edge wear to amp covering, water staining to grille, tested; all good

1214 Harmony FTAC G $74 Dime-size ding on side edge , block logo ,  last of this series to receive the Silvertone name, stamped S-69W, serial # 9937S1214 Relisted

1319 Harmony Lap Steel w/ OC G $153 Edge wear, surface dings, hardwired cable replaced with 1/4" jack

1446 Harmony HBEG w/ C G $717 BIN (2) knobs missing, light surface scratches, buckle rash, edge wear, in storage for 40 yrs, thin script silkscreen logo

UNK Kay FHAC VG $200 Clean, G tuner bent, slight finish flaking

1381 Kay HBEG w/ OC VG $819 Gold on white script headstock, nice figuring to wood , all knobs present, shield decoration on pickguard looks good

1477 Harmony body only $19 No hardware/electronics

1477 Harmony neck only $30 No tuners

1477 Harmony whammy tailpiece only $22

3/1

"Not even on Silvertone World!" Well, there ya go! Both a compliment and a rebuke. I'm happy that the seller thought that since it wasn't on Silvertone World that the guitar they had up for sale was pretty rare. Right after the 'compliment' wore off, I realized there are a BUNCH of electric and acoustic guitars that I need to post here at Silvertone World. So, I'm gonna get to work. If it ain't here, I'm aimin' to get a page up for it here at Silvertone World.

3/1

WELCOME to March!

The February totals were a little slack this time around! I tracked 280 items in February, and they sold for a total of $64,259! That's almost $22,000 less than the February '08 numbers! This rough economy is hitting everybody! Here's some highlights of what changed hands: (18) 1448 guitars/amps or one or the other, (12) 1457s, (24) 1484 amps (I believe that's a Silvertone World record!), (6) 1482 amps, (4) 1481 amps, (7) 615 guitars, and (6) 1446 'Chris Isaak' model guitars in the bunch. The highest dollar item was a very clean 1446 that went for $1500, and the least amount brought was $4 for a GIF file of a 1484/1485 schematic...

If you haven't visited all of February 2009, check out all the great stuff that sold last month!

Alright, March.... here we go!

1457 Dano SSEG with tube amp in case VG $460 Clean guitar, minimal wear, some playing wear to pickguard treble side, amp looks good

1472 Dano tube amp F $95 BIN Square spkr. cutout, plenty of edge and corner, no footswitch,  back panel in place, red border control panel w/ 'tremolo' spelled correctly, NS tubes

1448 Dano SSEG guitar only G $250 NS knobs, NS tuners, minimal wear

1250 Banjo VG $67 Clean, finish flaking on back, 5-string w/ resonator



 
 

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