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

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

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6/4

Blossoms of cash! That's was May 2010. Not quite up to the awesomely record-setting March 2010 of nearly 100 grand, but pretty respectable with 263 tracked items going for $75,162! That's  $6,000 better than May of '08; seems I didn't total up May last year. Well, as long as the graph keeps on its way UP!

Here's some highlights of what changed hands:  (21) 1448 guitars/amps or one or the other, (18) 1457 guitars/amps or one or the other, (17) 1484 amps, (14) 1482 amps, (6) 1481 amps, (4) 'Chris Isaak'  1446 model guitars, (6) 1427 'Black Beauty' guitars, and (7) 1423 'Jupiter' guitars. The highest dollar item a rare aluminum-bound 1384 'Black Beauty' that went for $2500.  The least amount brought in April was $4 for a pitted 1477 tailpiece.

If you haven't visited April 2010, give it a look... it was QUITE a month!



6/1

I've been waiting a couple of weeks to bring today's first up. It's been through the auction mill a round or two, but it finally sold this weekend for $83. It's part of the strange menagerie of modified instruments I like to call "Frankentones." It's a guitar neck attached to a stencil-decorated Silvertone model 1838 Oscar Schmidt-built autoharp. I can't see as where the pickup would pick up any direct vibrations from the autoharp strings; sympathetic vibrations might be transmitted to the pickup through incidental vibration of the main 6 guitar strings, but even that output would be negligible if you were strumming the guitar. Looks to me like the lower half of a humbucker was pressed into double duty as the holder for the bridge saddle; pretty resourceful, really... but the whole concept of this instrument is all so wrong that it's somehow... alright.



Now, on to the rest of May! I'll get the number totals wrapped up for the month, and bring you a report tomorrow or Thursday.

1481 Dano tube amp VG $200 Square speaker cutout, clean, minimal wear, low volume when tested


1227 Harmony FTAC 12-string G $45 Clean, 'Space Dot' missing, pickguard missing, (2) tuner gears missing, serial #2345S1227


802 Banjo w/ OC G $98 5-string w/ resonator, original head dirty, resonator shows a scratch or two, logo strong w/ stain at 'o,' NS bridge, NS 5th string tuner


1250  Banjo w/ C VG $74 5-string w/ resonator, logo strong, resonator, lamination lines showing at headstock ,NS book incl.


1484 Dano tube amp only G $379 A bit dirty, missing handle capture cover, light wear, poor photos, recently serviced; re-capped, re-tubed, rev/trem unmentioned, no footswitch


1451 Dano SBEG guitar body/neck only $135 No electronics, routed for extra pickup, pickguard modded or NS, logo strong, body possibly refinished


852 Harmony ukulele G $91 Clean, light wear, stencil off-register, top and back show slight separation, bridge beginning to pull up


710 Harmony FHAC VG $132 Clean, minimal wear, logo strong, pickguard present, stamped S-57-E, serial #3639H710


619 Kay FHAC w/ OC VG $157 Clean, pickguard present, nice graining to top, logo strong, stamped N-12, face of headstock scratched


658 Kay FHAC w/ C  G $225 Clean, light wear, pickguard missing, logo strong, block markers indicate pre-'66 model


1485 Dano tube amp and speaker cabinet G $688 Clean, some edge/corner wear, light rust to face plate and jack nuts, NS wheels, rev/trem functional, no footswitch


615 Harmony FTAC w/ OC G $100 Clean, edge/surface wear, logo strong, light rust to tuner plates


1484 Dano tube amp and speaker cabinet VG $1025 Clean, some edge/corner wear, face is clean, a couple of small holes in back panel, rev/trem functional, light pitting to handle captures, footswitch incl.


1422 Sear tube amp G $105 Clean, seller says "plugged it in and it comes on, that's all I know."


1432 Dano tube amp G $288 Edge/corner wear, logo looks great, some grille staining, NS chicken heads, tremolo not working, no footswitch


1333 Dano tube amp G $300 Alligator shows some wear, tweed looks good, grille has some staining, logoplate lightly tarnished, control panel clean w/ all stock knobs, tremolo untested, no footswitch, NS handle


1235  Harmony Classical F $25 Top has several cracks, some dings, (1) tuner bent, poor photos


1410 Teisco MIJ SBEG VG $106 Whammy present, clean, light wear, low-contrast logo strong, stock knobs


1420 tube amp VG $90  Edge wear, light rust to amp chassis, back panel present, light rust to handle captures, grille looks good


1840 Oscar Schmidt Guitaro w/ OC $50 More of a kit, really. chord bar holder broken, body is in good shape




UNK Harmony FHAC VG $180 Clean, light wear, small ding at headstock, pickguard missing (funky repro incl.), logo strong, light rust to tuner plates



1484 Dano footswitch $125 Clean covering, light scratching to aluminum



5/28

OK, here's how I do it, when it can be done... it's also what I do when it's a hopeless cause, hoping I'll find out something new along the way. When faced with an unidentified archtop guitar, the first thing I look for is any mention in the seller's notes about an internal or otherwise stamping or ID mark. We got lucky with this one, as it has a Kay-type marking of '661 6744' inside the f-hole. That tells us immediately that this is a Kay-made guitar. Not lucky enough to get a Harmony stamping though; if the number had had an 'H' embedded in it, we'd know it was a Harmony-made guitar, and the three or four digits after the 'H' would ID the Sears/Silvertone model number, and all we'd have to do would be to look it up. Kay numbers are rarely as helpful, so off we go to do a visual ID. So, we look for any unusual features that will help narrow down the model or era of the guitar. This one has three nice features that will (hopefully) lead us to its identification. The headstock has the 'wind chime' logo, the binding is a very unusual alternating black/white design, and the fretboard has great big block fret markers. So, here we go; first, the 'wind chime' logo takes me to the early 1950s section of my catalogs, and then I start looking and reading. First, I look for a guitar with block inlays. When I find one, I read the description, and with any luck I'll have an ID. OK, here we go... block inlays... check.... anything in the descrip about fancy binding? No... no... no... wait! Here's one: "Black and white pinline inlay on top." Looks like we might have a candidate, the Silvertone model #694 guitar, available from 1950 through 1955 (they added a blonde in 1952; the #692), originally priced at $27.95. Lemme see, these pickguards all have a big 'S' on 'em, and the headstock is more of a 'pointy' style... what's a 'pinline,' anyway? Better keep looking... *sigh*...

OK, hmmmm... what's this one? It's got a narrow 'bump' headstock and big fret markers... I can see the 'wind chime' logo in the illustration... the description reads "black and white block inlay on top edge." Hey, that sounds better than 'pinline'... and, there's no 'S' on the pickguard! Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winnah! It's the model Silvertone Model #661, available from Spring/Summer 1955 through early 1957 (along with a blond sister, the 663), originally priced at $29.95. It was replaced in the Spring/Summer 1957 catalog by the 668, a very similar guitar that had a script-type logo on a black flared headstock (see an example in the listing for 5/25, below). Mystery solved, and we got lucky on this one, with some unique features and clear catalog listings. Oddly enough (and this does not happen much with Kay-built models, trust me), the answer was right there in the internal stamping all along!

661 Kay FHAC w/ C VG $175 Clean, light wear, some finish checking, neck possibly re-glued,  pickguard present, logo strong, stamped 661 6744


5/27

Big Weekend on the way here in the US, as we kick off the summer with cookouts, swimming, fireworks and fun, and honor the defenders of our country  with Memorial Day. Here in Silvertone World, yesterday's 1472/1482 amp fireworks continue! The end of May also marks the summer hiatus of daily auction reports here at Silvertone World. I'll still be keeping an eye on the auctions, of course, but I'll only report on exceptional or unusual items that go under the gavel, and maybe track the daily sales of a few popular items on a couple of graphs. That said, I'll also be working on a bunch of new pages for the site, so it's a perfect time to sign up to follow Silvertone World on twitter. I'll 'tweet' a message your way every time I do report into the recap page with a new item (it won't be daily), or to let you know of a newly published page here at Silvertone World. We'll  start Silvertone Summer on Tuesday, after a recap of the May money totals.

This pair went for $435
1476 Harmony SBEG G Clean, some edge/surface wear, logo strong, (1) knob missing, chrome shows light pitting, pickguard crack at lead pickup bass side
1482 Dano tube amp G Square speaker cutout, edge/corner wear, tremolo unmentioned, no footswitch


1482 Dano tube amp VG $410 Square speaker cutout, clean, minimal wear, rust to handle captures, some residue on a couple of the knobs; otherwise front face looks great, tremolo unmentioned but seller says "works like a charm," no footswitch


1482 Dano tube amp VG $300 Square speaker cutout, clean, light wear, tremolo unmentioned, but seller says "tested... great sound," no footswitch


1472 Dano tube amp G $236 Round speaker cutout, covering is rough, red border control panel with 'tremlo' misspell, some cabinet rattle when playing, tremolo functional, no footswitch


1477 Harmony SBEG w/ OC VG $400 Clean, light wear,  logo strong, screw crack at treble tip of pickguard, pickup assembly dated Dec. 1964, early non-whammy'd version


1448 Dano  SSEG ampcase only VG $125 Light wear, some grille stains at bottom right corner, amp is operational


1464 Dano solid state amp only G $72 Clean, (3) knobs missing, some covering wear, inner chassis looks bent on right side, 1/4" jack mod, tremolo unmentioned, no footswitch


1457 Dano tube guitar only $310 Edge wear, picking wear at rhythm pickup, logo strong, lots of glitter worn away, sidewalls have a few stains, selector switch intermittent


600 series Harmony FTAC G $41 Clean, logo can't be seen tucked up under the counter as it is, seller says it has a few scratches


UNK UNK FHAC G $118 Clean, minimal wear, pickguard present, 'wind chime' logo strong, oddly composed photos




5/26

Sometimes you deal the cards, and come up with four of a kind and an ace! That's what happened to day with these 1482 model amplifiers plus a bonus 1472! Did we win? You betcha! The first in the deck was a review 'specimen' at www.tonequest.com!

1482 Dano tube amp VG $560 Square speaker cutout, clean, minimal wear, all stock tubes, footswitch incl.


1482 Dano tube amp VG $450 Square speaker cutout,  clean, minimal wear, tremolo functional, footswitch incl.


1482 Dano tube amp VG $260 Square speaker cutout, clean, minimal wear, light stain or weave pick running across grille, tremolo functional, pots a bit scratchy, no footswitch


1482 Dano tube amp VG $249 Round speaker cutout, clean, no footswitch, NS tubes, tremolo functional


1472 Dano tube amp VG $271 Square speaker cutout, covering scrape on side, red border control panel with 'tremolo' spelled correctly, tremolo functional, no footswitch


1446 Harmony HBEG w/ OC  G $760 Light wear, repro pickguard, recently cleaned, NS bridge, pickups are 'Patent #2,737,842' (as opposed to 'Patent Applied For'), logo strong, playing wear to fretboard  (esp. at upper neck)


1423 Harmony SSEG w/ OC G $600 Clean, logo intact, finish checking, some edge wear, some storage melt, all stock knobs, some pickguard print worn off


1423 Harmony SSEG G $500 Clean, logo intact, surface wear to top (esp. below bridge), pickguard print strong, all stock knobs


1457 Dano SSEG and tube amp in case VG $505 Clean, cord retainer still in place, minimal wear to amp and guitar, 2" ding above speaker bezel on front of ampcase, amp pots date to 1965, scratchy pots, NS tubes (originals incl.), tremolo unmentioned, no footswitch


1457 Dano SSEG and tube amp in case VG $419 Clean, minimal wear, amp knob inserts show slight discoloration, ampcase looks good with some light corner wear, light rust to hinges and clasps


710 Harmony FHAC G $130 Clean, light wear, 'deco' logo strong, some white paint overspray from its former life as a wallhanger,  tailpiece shows light rust, top and back separating, bridge incl. but "useless," playing wear to 'cowboy chord' area, serial #2056H710


1316 Harmony lap Steel G $250 Clean, edge wear, ding on back of headstock, what I can see of the 'deco' logo looks good, one tuner bent, NS volume 'chicken head'



5/25

Ugliest. Day. Ever. How do these things happen? It's some kind of cosmic Silvertonium particle spin that makes things happen in clusters here in Silvertone World. Some days we'll have a half-dozen 1448s, some days it's two or three of the same rare or unusual guitar or amp, some days its the exact same price for a multitude of items...today it's... just... hard to look. I can hardly believe all the ugliness that chose to go under the gavel today. Get ready, y'all... it ain't purty.

1396 Dano tube amp P $324  Poor baby... grille ripped, control panel scraped and scratched, handle captures rusty, rusty jack nuts, hole in baffle, hole in one speaker, back panel missing, at power up seller detected 'hot smell' and turned it off; otherwise untested, 'Flying V' logo tryin' to hang tough...


1420 Harmony HBEG P $172  Pickguard in pieces, large glue/paint stain to top, logo nearly worn away, tuner buttons in sad shape, electronics untested


1481 Dano tube amp F $160 Square speaker cutout originally, baffle replaced w/ NS baffle w/ round speaker cutout, NS back panel, corner/edge wear, logoplate missing, NS speaker, intermittent volume control, amp does work


1423 Harmony SSEG w/ OC F $350 Rough, edge/surface wear, plastic panel 'repair' at jack, stress cracks in side, pickups looks like they've been smashed, logo gone, (2) tuner posts gone, pickguard p[rint strong, all stock knobs present


1448 Dano  SSEG guitar only G $335 Edge wear, playing wear to pickguard and top treble side, logo strong, NS knobs, sidewall tear on bottom, rust to tuner keys, playing wear to neck



OK, it gets a little nicer from here on out... but this 1448 and the following 604 are the only 'VG' ratings in the bunch today!


1448 Dano  SSEG guitar with tube amp in case VG $795 Clean, light wear, cord retainer still in place, logo strong, adhesive seep to guitar knob inserts, lamination line showing on headstock, looks like some edge/corner wear to ampcase covering


604 Harmony FTAC w/ C VG $100 Clean, light wear, logo strong



Here's the first 668 I've ever seen, exceedingly rare, the middle of the archtop line available only in 1957 and early 1958.

668 Kay FHAC w/ OC G $325 Some edge/surface wear, NS pickguard, logo strong, tuner buttons deteriorating, some rust to tailpiece and tuner covers


1476 Harmony SBEG G $204 Clean, light wear, logo strong, NS bridge, NS knobs, neck pickup weak, pickup assembly stamped October 1965


1307 Valco lap Steel G $225 Some covering peeling, otherwise no too bad, tuner buttons deteriorating, (1) tuner button NS, logoplate looks good, light rust to bridge area hardware, serial #X79118


1838 Oscar Schmidt Autoharp w/ OC  F $35 Edge/surface wear, some felt pads loose, no tuning wrench, case is falling apart, no accessories or books incl., "Becky MW" scratched on bottom



1484 Dano footswitch $81 Some corner/edge wear, scratches to aluminum



5/24

A great big weekend, with some pretty big Silvertone deals, a couple of unique surprises, and so much of an assortment that I thought I'd pass along a couple of interesting finds that came in over the wire this weekend that I don't usually report on. There is, of course, a big market in vintage Harmony guitars and vintage Silvertone radios, but I'm doin' good just to keep up with the $60-80 grand (on average) worth of monthly Silvertone auctions! Anyhoo, here's a couple of sweet pieces that went or some astounding money.

We've seen a bunch of the Silvertone version of this guitar go for some good money lately, but I thought you might dig seeing this 'real' Espanada, the famous Harmony H63, complete with round-the-diner-counter "Harmo-Metal" binding. Went for a princely $4100 over the weekend!


Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you the Silvertone 6109, the "Rocket," straight from the late 30s 'deco' era to you! Push buttons on top (with KDKA, WGR, and WHDL programmed in on this example), a giant dial with the AM frequencies and 'SILVERTONE' imprinted on the edge, cool machine age design (by Clarence Karstadt), and a hefty price tag of $1733!



And now, on with the show... I put the surprises right up front!

One-off? Mistake? Custom job? Did Harmony just run out of bound-holed bodies that day and still had to make quota? This is the first sunburst 1214 I've seen with a non-bound soundhole. The front and back edges are nicely bound, just like the rest of the 600 series, but the soundhole on this 1214 has a simple double ring decal. Every other sunburst 1214 I've seen has been identical to the rest of the 600 series; the very last examples had a block lettered logo, and then a 'Space Dot'  logo at the very end of the run, but they all had bound soundholes. There was a Space-Dotted blonde 1214 that had a double ring decal, but that decal and  guitar was different than the example we see below.

1214 Harmony FTAC VG $128 Clean, light wear, logo strong, non-bound soundhole (!)


This next guitar is unlike any other 1418 I've ever seen, this one looks more like it's Teisco-branded counterpart, the EP-2L, but this one is even different from that guitar. The only way we even know this to be a 1418 is the rather unusual sticker on the neckplate.
I love surprises!

1418 Teisco MIJ HBEG w/ OC VG $150 Logo missing, clean, light wear, scratchy pots, seller is son of original owner


1413 Kay SBEG G $389 Clean, tailpiece screenprint worn away, pickup still has a bit of design left, light edge wear, logo strong, original gig bag incl.


621 Harmony FTAC w/ C VG $179 Clean, light wear, NS rosewood bridge, logo strong, pickguard missing, stamped ?-67


1423 Harmony SSEG w/ OC VG $700 Clean, light wear, some light scratches on back, plenty of glitter, NS bridge, 'D' tuner bent, logo intact, stamped 5-61 JW, all stock knobs, pickguard print strong, light checking to bottom side


1352 Harmony HBEG w/ C G $357 Pickguard missing, light wear, 'deco' logo strong, ID'd as a 1932 model for some reason


653 Kay FHAC 'Kentucky Blue' G $280 Clean, some edge and surface wear, pickguard missing, logo strong, light rust to tuner covers and tailpiece


1476 Harmony SBEG G $181 Edge/surface wear, cracks at jack, logo looks OK from single photo provided


1448 Dano  SSEG guitar with tube amp in case VG $357 Clean, light edge wear, some buckle rash on back, ampcase shows minimal wear, this is a transitional setup, 3-bolt neck, skate key tuners, but triangle knob inserts


1448 Dano  SSEG guitar only G $200 Clean, light edge wear, logo worn some, discolored knob inserts, dunno WHAT's goin' on with those tuners... looks like the high 'E'  post is NS, and the low 'E' key is NS


1448 Dano  SSEG guitar only MOD $200 Clean, some edge wear, NS bridge and tailpiece, sidewalls re-upholstered, logo strong


1210 Harmony FTAC VG $60 Light edge wear, logo strong, 'D' tuner bent


604 Harmony FTAC F $10 Edge/surface wear, bridge cracked/repaired, logo strong


604 Harmony FTAC F $37 Can't tell much from the poor photos provided, seller says "Please consider this a collectable or a fixer-upper. The neck is bowed, it does not play well as-is. Sure looks neat though!"



Some amplification, Maestro... in numerical order, if you please!
 
1391 Dano tube amp MOD $146 Clean, light wear, logoplate looks good, NS knobs and a whole lot more:
Here's the list of mods made to this amplifier:
1) The circuit has been refurbished and modified to a Fender Champ 5F1 circuit (except for the rectifier).
- original circuit used a somewhat funky configuration of 6X5GT, 6V6, and 6AU6 tubes. It was somewhat bland sounding, and didnít produce much volume. The 5F1 circuit uses a dual triode, providing an additional gain stage. This reults in much more volume and tone, and fantastic breakup at higher volume levels. It uses a 12AX7, but I have subíd a 12AY7 (more clean headroom), and no doubt you can use a 12AT7 or 5751. To be clear - the 6X5GT rectifier and 6V6 power tubes were preserved, but a 12AX7 socket was installed. Critical resistors were changed and all capacitors were replaced with new quality parts.
2) Installed a phono jack for the speaker so it can be used with a 1x12 cab (you should hear it driving a quality 1x12 cab).
3) Installed a new output transformer - the orginal was DOA when I acquired it. The new OT provides 4, 8, and 16 ohm taps. There is a switch installed change between 4 ohms and 8 ohms. The internal speaker is 4 ohms. This allows you to connect to an 8 ohm cab simply by switching tap setting and changing the speaker cable. Itís also a simple matter to enable the 16 ohm tap if desired.
4) an IEC Power cord adapter is installed with properly grounded 3 wire cord and Fuse.



1474 Dano tube amp G $337 Clean, duct tape repair to corner, money quote: "It was working until my toddler took three tubes out of the back of it. But I'm sure if you replace them it will work just fine."


1483 Dano tube amp only G $176 Clean, light wear, faceplate looks good, crafty 1/4" speaker jack mod, quote from seller "tried it, and it powered up, and I could hear a little sound, I think it needs new tubes."


1484 Dano tube amp only G $250 Looks a bit worn from the single photo provided, "powers up and plays," rev/trem unmentioned


1484 Dano tube amp only G $257 Some pitting to front face, back shows some rust and pitting, rev/trem works "as far as I know," buzz at full volume


1485 Dano tube amp and speaker cabinet G $688 Amp head looks clean/works, cab only has 3 speakers (2 extra stock Jensens incl.), stock dolly present, rev/trem unmentioned


9075 Sears tube amp VG $158 Clean, NS speaker, logo tag looks great, cover present


856 Harmony Baritone Ukulele w/ OC G $105 Clean, logo strong, crack below bridge and on back


804 Banjo VG $100  4-string with resonator, logo strong, light wear to resonator, NS head


2574 Oscar Schmidt Autoharp w/ OC  VG $81 Clean, accessories, books and Mother Maybelle record incl.


2574 Oscar Schmidt Autoharp w/ OC  F $40 Clean, chord bar holder broken, Mother Maybelle record and tuning wrench incl.



UNK UNK FHAC G $197 Looks clean, logo strong, front and back bound. Could be any one of a number of models, but it's probably a late 50s model 696. Do a little detective work, sellers! At least look inside the bodies and tell us what's there! And take good pictures!



5/21

A shake of this, a dash of that, and we've got a great big Silvertone cake! Dig in!

653 Kay FHAC 'Kentucky Blue' w/ C VG $500 Clean, light edge wear, logo strong, rust dotting on tailpiece, finish flaking at neck heel, some back scratching, dime-sized ding on upper neck, stamped L 4421



We've seen some of this luthier's work before; here's another wild creation!

1448-ish Handmade Body/neck combo $67 Hand-tooled, hand-stitched, riveted leather, no guts or hardware


1454 Harmony HBEG G $467 Clean, Bigsby present but re-decorated, light wear, logo strong, pickguard missing, some rust dotting to pickup bezels, lamination splits at headstock, 'G' tuner bent, Bigsby axle shows rust, weird holes in truss rod cover


1423 Harmony SSEG w/ OC VG $879 Clean, light wear, scratches to bass side back upper bout, logo intact, small ding on headstock face bass side, pickguard print strong, some playing 'grunge' to fretboard, (1) fretboard insert NS, bridge base cracked/repaired


1371 or 1425 Kay HBEG VG $301 Clean, pickguard missing (that's why it's hard to ID), light wear, logo strong, stamped N-1 and L6405 8999


621 Harmony FTAC w/ C G $46 Clean, light wear, logo strong, bridge cracked, stamped S-65, nice grain to back


1219 Harmony FTAC w/ C G $373 Sold as project, white has turned to yellow, headstock laminate separating but in good shape, pickguard (obviously) missing, nut and (3) tuners gone. Relisted from earlier this month.


1448 Dano  SSEG guitar with tube amp in case VG $300 Clean, light edge wear/buckle rash and some bottom case rubs to guitar, amp is clean w/ minimal wear, logo strong, scratchy volume pot on amp


1448 Dano  SSEG guitar with tube amp in case G $275 Wear to guitar and ampcase, sidewall rip on treble side bottom, headstock worn, logo strong, seller says "amp needs a little attention"


1245 Kay FHAC F $41  Wear all over, pickguard missing, lamination splits to headstock, NS tuners, logo strong, 3-bolt neck 


615 Harmony FTAC F $60 Pickguard missing, wear/scratches all over, NS bridge, logo surprisingly strong


1457 Dano tube amp only $76 NS tubes, tests good, tremolo functional, lettering strong, some rust to chassis/xformer cover/screws



5/20

See? I told you thing happen in groups around here at Silvertone World. Case in point: today's TRIPLE PLAY of Triple-pickup equipped Harmony-built 1454 models! The third one didn't sell, but I'm still claimin' a triple play. Also, our third 1440 this week! Another triple play!

1454 Harmony HBEG w/ OC  VG $650 Clean, Bigsby present, minimal wear, logo strong, skull/pinup sticker on bass side near bridge, stamped S-65


1454 Harmony HBEG w/ OC  VG $1049 Clean, Bigsby present, minimal wear, light checking, logo strong, serial #1001H1454


1454 Harmony HBEG VG $DNS Clean, Bigsby present, minimal wear, repro logo decal: seller says ("some bozo removed it"), stress crack at jack, repro pickguard


1440 Teisco MIJ SBEG G $103 Clean, whammy missing, bridge and one mounting stud missing, light wear, logo intact, all three  knobs missing inserts, pickup readings taped to pickguard


1460 Teisco MIJ HBEG VG $275 Clean, minimal wear, whammy present, pickguard present, logo intact


1457 Dano SSEG and tube amp in case VG $650 Clean, minimal wear, cord retainer still in place on guitar, amp and speaker show some light rust, original 'how to play' record and manual schematic incl., tremolo functional, footswitch incl.


615 Harmony FTAC VG $150 Clean, light surface/edge wear, logo strong, pickguard present


802 Kay Banjo w/ OC G $100 5-string, NS head and bridge, resonator shows some wear, logo intact on scalloped headstock,



1381 Kay  pickguard/pickups $325  Thin Twin component looks good, no V/T network or selector switch, 'neck' pickup has been rewound



5/19

Slowest. Day. Ever. That's what we've got this mid-May Wednesday. At least we've got some cool Silvertone-made music to listen to; check the links to the band Maria on our first up today, a nice Teisco-made 1440.

1440 Teisco MIJ SBEG VG $200 Clean, whammy missing, light wear, logo intact, (2) knobs missing inserts. This guitar was used on recordings by
Oxnard, CA based indiepop group Maria. The group recorded for YAY! Records from 2006 to 2009.


758 Kay 'Venetian' Mandolin w/ OC G $200 Clean, logo strong, NS pickguard, NS bridge, some edge flaking and surface checking, stamped L-1696 and N-1



5/18

Have we got some deals for you! And from all over: great Harmonys, great MIJs, great Danos, even a couple of Kays in the mix. Enjoy!

1385 Harmony HBEG w/ C VG $2500 Clean, pickguard missing, light checking, logo intact. Relisted from earlier this month.


1454 Harmony HBEG w/ OC  VG $610 Clean, Bigsby present, minimal wear, logo strong, original manual and 'how to' sheet incl.


1451 Dano SBEG guitar with UNK amp (1457 or 1452) VG $500 Clean, some wear, NS ribbed dome knobs, big ding on back of bass horn, logo strong, photo isn't detailed enough to make out amp model #


1452 Dano SBEG and  tube amp in case  VG $295 Clean, minimal wear to amp and guitar, logo strong, whammy present but back spring cover missing,


1424 Teisco MIJ HBEG VG $160 Clean, light wear, pickguard missing, whammy present, logo tag looks good, NS toggle has replaced original rotary selector, (2) knobs missing aluminum dials, unusual natural finish headstock, serial #320532


1418 Teisco MIJ HBEG w/ C G $294 Pickguard missing, whammy present, some wear to back, truss rod cover missing, looks good from the two photos available, cute little Gibson GA-5 amp incl.


1440 Teisco MIJ SBEG $78 Project. No guts or hardware, 5 of 6 tuner ferrules missing, dings by bridge/tailpiece/whammy location, logo intact, tuners and string holder present, back looks good


633 Harmony FTAC G $215  Clean, scratches and surface wear all over, binding and bridge tight, logo strong, neck needs some work, action is high and there is some fret buzzing



I'm beginning to think that early (mid-late 40s) 708 models were made by Kay. The triple double dot neck markers is the sole identifying feature I'm going on. Quite unusual, and the earliest 708s show this feature along with the peaked headstock and 'wind chime' logo. Later versions of the 708 show the triple markers, but the headstock is more rounded, the logo is the 'deco' style, and the 'deco' logo'd guitars are stamped with a Harmony number.

708 (?) FHAC G $190 Pickguard missing, neck re-glued, NS bridge, some edge wear, playing wear to top, some kind of wear to back, logo strong, no identifying marks visible


1432 Dano tube amp G $225 Edge/corner wear, logo looks good, scratchy pots produce static; otherwise untested, tremolo unmentioned, no footswitch


1484 Dano tube amp and speaker cabinet VG $510 Clean, light wear, back panel missing, rev/trem unmentioned, no footswitch


1484 Dano tube amp and speaker cabinet VG $510 Clean, light wear, 1/4" speaker jack mod, 3-prong AC mod, rev/trem unmentioned, no footswitch


1484 Dano tube amp only MOD $299 Re-cabineted, tremolo works, reverb doesn't. Similarly appearing/described amp sold in April.


1482 Dano tube amp VG $330 Square speaker cutout, minimal wear, front face labeled, back panel missing, recently serviced; 3-prong AC mod, tremolo unmentioned but assumed to be working, no footswitch


619 Kay FHAC w/ OC VG $360 Clean, playing wear to top and pickguard; especially near pickguard bracket, logo strong, back is beautiful, light rust to tuner plates, pickguard bracket and tailpiece, Kent brand pickup (model #WC-16) added


853 Harmony Ukulele E $103 Clean, minimal wear, logo strong, 'Genuine Mahogany' sticker still present


853 Harmony Ukulele F $19 Worn, some cracks, basically sound, logo strong



5/17

A real 'spice of life' report today! What an amazing variety of Silvertone items coming in from this mid-May weekend! Big money for a nice 1485, three of a kind on some 1457s, with a nice pair of 1448s. Speaking of pairs, we've got the rare 12-chord 2573 Autoharp, not once, but twice... and with an action shot! A rare 1473 bass/accordion amp, a not-signed-by-Gene Autry cowboy-themed 612, a Rick-ish 'Rebel' 1453, and more, more, more Silvertone hauled up onto the deck for all to see.
Check 'em out!

1485 Dano tube speaker cabinet only VG $1414 Amp head looks good, speaker cab fully populated with stock Jensens, looks like some light 'rippling' to bottom panel covering and water damage/flaking to bottom of speaker cab, all functional, no footswitch


1473 Dano tube amp G $257 Clean, light wear,  looks OK from the two photos provided, plays but has loud hum, back panel missing


1453 Harmony HBEG VG $579 Clean, whammy arm missing, light wear, logo laminate strong, chrome shiny


688 Kay FHAC VG $233 Clean, light wear, binding front and back looks great, tuner buttons deteriorated


1415 Dano SSEG VG $456 Clean, minimal wear, logo intact, swoop neck cutout and 50sided aluminum access panel


1448 Dano  SSEG guitar with tube amp in case G $462 Edge/surface wear, ding to neck, NS screws holding neck on, grille shows staining, clasps and hinges rusty, transitional guitar, strip tuners, triangle insert knobs, but three-bolt neck w/ neck tilt


1448 Dano  SSEG guitar with tube amp in case G $270 Light wear, logo nearly worn away, knob inserts discolored, sidewall shows case rub, ampscase has some edge/corner wear, staining


1457 Dano SSEG and tube amp in case VG $699 Clean, minimal wear, grille bezel needs some adjustment, light rust to xformer cover and speaker cage, footswitch incl., tremolo unmentioned


1457 Dano SSEG and tube amp in case VG $500 Clean, light wear, rust to speaker cage and xformer cover, tremolo functional, footswitch incl.


1457 Dano SSEG and tube amp in case VG $538 Clean, minimal wear to amp and guitar, tremolo functional, footswitch incl.


1405 Teisco MIJ G $130 Clean, light wear, tailpiece shows pitting/tarnish, logo strong


1214 Harmony FTAC w/ OC VG $89 Clean, light wear


612 Harmony FTAC w/ OC VG $75 Clean, minimal wear, stencil and logo strong


1296  Harmony FTAC G $40 Clean, edge wear, soundhole decal and block logo strong, scratch or storage melt on back


1333 Dano tube amp G $308 Alligator shows some wear, handle worn, grille looks good, logoplate shows some light tarnish, tubes light; amp hums


1471 Dano tube amp VG $270  Round speaker cutout, clean, light wear, NS handle


1481 Dano tube amp VG $243 Round speaker cutout, volume knob insert missing, grille looks good, back panel in place,


1482 Dano tube amp G $259 Square speaker cutout, light wear,  back panel de-upholstering (I just made that word up!), NS speaker, handle captures show some rust, front control face has some scratches, tremolo unmentioned, no footswitch


1482 Dano tube amp $175 Cabinet in rough shape, baffle warped, back panel missing, grille OK, amp functional and tremolo tests good, 3-prong AC mod


1420 tube amp G $103  Grille has some 'picks,'  unusual copper-colored chassis, label/schematic in good shape, NS speaker


1421 Sears tube amp '10XL' VG $178 Clean, ight wear, label/schematic missing, tremolo functional


1466 Dano speaker cabinet only $51 No speakers, NS back panel, casters present, relisted from April


1466 Dano solid state amp only $13 Functional, rust to handle captures, face scratched, relisted from April


1484 Dano tube amp only G $208 Covering shows wear, (1) handle capture cover missing, amp is functional, rev/trem unmentioned


1316 Harmony Lap Steel  $146 Sold as project, pickup and electronics missing, guide stickers on fretboard, back and neck shows wear, logo strong


752 Kay Mandolin G $50 Clean, light wear, 'wind chime' logo strong, rust to tuner covers and tailpiece, tuner buttons deteriorated, some back shrinkage and wear, NS bridge


852 Harmony ukulele G $46 Clean, edge wear, stencil strong, "Dorothy Schultz" tape label on back of headstock



Unusual enough to see ONE 2573 (that's the 12-chord model), let alone TWO!

2573 Oscar Schmidt Autoharp VG $76 Clean, minimal wear


2573 Oscar Schmidt Autoharp w/ OC VG $51 Clean, accessories and books incl.


2574 Oscar Schmidt Autoharp w/ OC  VG $73 Clean, accessories, books and Mother Maybelle record incl.


802 Banjo G $81 5-string, resonator missing, logo worn at 'S,' hardware clean, light wear to bottom back of ring



5/14

If at first, you don't succeed... that's the first thought that came to mind when I saw this Harmony-built Newport based early solidbody sell. It'd been kicking around the listings at ebay for awhile and the stars never lined up for it. Well, the $1595 price finally hit the sweet spot and we have a sale!

UNK Harmony SBEG G $1595 Playing wear at bridge and pickup treble side as well as bass lower bout and neck, light rust to tuners, logo strong, 'Harmo-metal' binding intact, light wear all over, NS screws holding bridge on


1384/1427 Harmony HBEG VG $1800 Clean, light wear, all stock, some light finish checking, logo intact, date stamp not indicated. Relisted from earlier this month.


1438 Teisco MIJ SBEG Bass VG $353 Surface/edge wear, logo tag looks good, metallic blue finish


1460 Teisco MIJ HBEG G $150 Clean, minimal wear, pickguard missing, logo intact but looks repaired, binding tight


1451 Dano SBEG guitar only G $225 Edge/surface wear, star stickers on pickguard, NS knobs, logo strong, body lamination split below jack


1457 Dano SSEG and tube amp in case VG $499 Clean, minimal wear to amp & guitar, NS tuners



I had to do a double-take on this Jupiter... hard to believe it's the first one this month!

1423 Harmony SSEG w/ OC VG $575 Clean, minimal wear, ding on back of headstock, logo intact, slight neck binding separation on left side where it meets the nut, pickguard print strong


1307 Valco lap steel VG $199 Clean, minimal wear, logo has had paint removed or worn away, serial #X76758


856 Harmony Baritone Ukulele G $76 Edge/surface wear, logo strong


1250  Banjo w/ C VG $95 5-string w/ resonator, NS head and bridge (orig. incl.), logo strong



You learn something new just about every day here at Silvertone World... I NEVER knew these Oscar Schmidt-built autoharps had a nice, neat hole located underneath the chord bars! I reckon I could have surmised that fact if I had thought about it a little... but it just never crossed my mind, really. I love surprises!

2574 Oscar Schmidt Autoharp w/ OC  F $26 More of a kit, really...



But, apparently, some parts is better than others...

Dano Footswitch $248 Um... OK...


Sears promo metal ruler $5 Silvertone rules!



5/12

Haven't seen as many "Chris Isaak" 1446 models this year, it seems... I wonder if they're getting all bought up? Here's a nice one to start the day off; nice price, too.

1446 Harmony HBEG w/ OC  VG $1100 Clean, Bigsby and pickguard present, logo strong, crack at jack, NS tuners, NS strap buttons


1416 Dano SSEG F $355 Plenty of playing wear front and back, knobs missing, bridge saddle gone, logo intact but worn, serial # dates to early 1960


1448 Dano  SSEG guitar with tube amp in case G $455 Edge/surface wear to guitar, most of the glitter has worn away, some sidewall case rub edge wear, logo strong, ampcase has some grille staining/picks, edge/surface wear, transitional setup; strip tuners, but 3-bolt neck w/ tilt and triangle knob inserts


1448 Dano  SSEG guitar with tube amp in case G $461 Edge/surface wear to guitar and ampcase, 1.5" ding on neck, some flaking on back of guitar, big surface scratch under bridge area, some covering peel on case, some sidewall peel to guitar, logo strong


1457 Dano SSEG guitar only F $66 Tubes missing, no speaker, no footswitch, hinges and clasps rusty, knob insert discolored, no footswitch, grille looks good, untested


1455 Teisco MIJ HBEG w/ OC VG $295 Clean, minimal wear, whammy present, logo strong


1483 Dano tube amp only VG $380 Clean, light wear, faceplate looks good, recently serviced; re-capped, NOS tubes, new output xformer


1483 Dano tube amp only MOD $250 Re-upholstered in black, faceplate clean, some oxidation to back chassis, handle captures look chrome-less. Re-listed from last week.


1333 Dano tube amp G $327 Alligator worn on both sides, some staining to tweed on bottom, NS knobs,  re-tubed, handle looks good, top of cabinet slightly bowed, no mention of tremolo functionality, no footswitch




5/11

More more more!
Finally caught up the weekend. Enjoy!

1451 Dano SBEG guitar only MOD $202 Guitar refinished in blue, light wear, NS knobs, logo gone, bridge saddle missing, amp has large stain to grille (inset), amp is gone, speaker present


1457 Dano SSEG guitar only VG $431 Clean, minimal wear, cord keeper present, lead pickup cover split, playing wear to neck, logo strong


1457 Dano SSEG guitar only VG $535 Clean, minimal wear, ampcase has some corner/edge wear, tremolo operational, footswitch incl., photos unavailable at press time


1448 Dano  SSEG guitar only VG $390 Clean, light edge wear, transitional guitar, strip tuners, but 3-bolt neck w/ tilt and line knob inserts


1443 Dano SBEG Bass VG $454  Clean, some edge/surface wear, logo intact, triangular neck plate, headstock/neck repaired,


1412 Teisco MIJ SBEG VG $200 Edge/surface wear, whammy present,  'Space Dot' logo emblem strong, all stock


1441 Teisco MIJ SBEG w/ OC VG $270 Minimal wear, whammy present, bridge cover present, 'Space Dot' logo emblem strong, all stock


1455 Teisco MIJ HBEG w/ C VG $300 Clean, minimal wear, whammy present, pots scratchy, slide switches instead of the more common toggle, logo strong,


1478 Harmony SBEG w/ OC VG $355 Clean, light wear, plastic protector still present, whammy present, logo strong


1484 Dano tube amp and speaker cabinet VG $575 Clean, edge/corner wear and amp and cabinet,  speaker lead has plug spliced on, rev/trem functional, no footswitch, NS speakers, (1) NS tube, needs re-capping


1484 Dano tube amp and speaker cabinet G $558 Clean, top of amp has odd 'striping,' top of speaker cab has some water staining, corner/edge wear, no footswitch, stock Jensens, speker lead intact, rev/trem functional


1481 Dano tube amp G $148 Round speaker cutout, rust to amp chassis, tone knob insert torn, untested


1481 Dano tube amp VG $232 Round speaker cutout, knob inserts discolored, logoplate looks good, grille clean, out of 40 year storage


1471 Dano tube amp VG $275  Round spkr. cutout, clean, light corner wear, chassis shows some light scratching, stock knobs,


623 Harmony FTAC VG $59 Clean, minimal wear, logo strong, 'Wish Book' only model


619 Kay FHAC VG $349 Clean, light wear, small logo strong, stamped P3


1245 Kay FHAC VG $130 Edge/surface wear, logo strong, 3-bolt neck


615 Harmony FTAC G $75 Clean, surface/edge wear, logo strong, pickguard present, 'D' tuner button missing


604 Harmony FTAC VG $51 Clean, some edge/surface wear, logo strong, pickguard present


1204 Harmony FTAC w/ OC VG $90 Clean, edge wear, interesting graining on top, logo strong


1295 Harmony FTAC VG $63 Clean, minimal wear, fret markers similar to 1202


610 Harmony FTAC F $53 Plenty of wear to front back and sides, bridge busted, stencils strong


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


1838 Oscar Schmidt Autoharp w/ OC  VG $51 Clean, book / record jacket / tuning wrench incl.



UNK Kay HBEG G $350 Clean, edge/surface wear, pickguard missing, logo on scalloped headstock strong, NS knobs, NS tailpiece, strap buttons missing, nice graining to back,   stamped L?973



1326 Harmony body & neck
$143 Clean, logo strong, tuner ferrules present, nut present,


1477 Harmony tailpiece $4 Some pitting, rust underneath, likely the tailpiece from the 1477 reported yesterday; same seller



5/10

Pretty good weekend... not gigantic, but  a good showing. Let's get things going with some of it, including our first up, a mighty fine 'Espanada.'

1384/1427 Harmony HBEG VG $1300 Clean, light wear, all stock, some light finish checking, logo intact, date stamp not indicated. Relisted


653 Kay FHAC 'Kentucky Blue' VG $280 Clean, light edge/surface wear, pickguard present, light buckle rash, logo strong, from the seller  "heel beginning to bow, and slight heel separation


658 Kay FHAC w/ C  G $195 Clean, light wear, broken pickguard, block markers indicate pre-'66 model, logo strong, paper-thin (literally!) heel separation; needs a bit of work


1477 Harmony SBEG w/ OC VG $300 Clean, minimal wear,  logo strong, pickup assembly dated Sep. 1966, later whammy'd version


1477 Harmony SBEG $92 Body, neck, V/T network on pickguard, nut. Missing (1) inlay dot, bridge. tailpiece, tuners, truss rod cover, pickups, knobs, tuner holes drilled larger for NS tuners


619 Kay FHAC MOD $195 Clean, edge/surface wear, pickup added, knobs missing from NS electronics, logo strong, stamped nN13 and 57-619



5/7

The calm before the weekend storm... just a few pieces of Silvertonium the past couple of days; of course, the Silvertone auctions seem to slow a bit during the summer, anyway. I hope because everybody is out playing their Silvertones! Let's start this easy-goin' day off with a seldom-seen Harmony-built 1246.

1246 Harmony FHAC G $105 Clean, light wear, some light checking, some edge flaking, 'Space Dot' silkscreen strong, pickguard missing, stamped S-69, serial #3011S1246


1483 Dano tube amp only MOD $375 Re-upholstered in black, faceplate clean, some oxidation to back chassis, handle captures look chrome-less. Re-listed


1484 Dano tube amp only G $305 Re-upholstered, NS handle, variety of NS tubes, tremolo works, reverb doesn't, no footswitch, speaker out lead has 1/4" plug attached to it, 3-prong AC mod, chassis # silkscreened on chassis, rather than the small metal plate


1448 Dano  SSEG guitar with tube amp in case VG $600 Clean guitar and amp, some wear on outside covering


1457 Dano tube amp in case only VG $210 Clean inside, outside covering shows some wear/scratches, (2) NS Groove Tubes


1204 Harmony FTAC G $46 Clean, pickguard missing, some edge wear, scratches to back, logo strong, sticker (paint ?) on bridge


856 Harmony Baritone Ukulele w/ OC F $50 Cracks on back, edge/surface wear, logo strong, bridge and tuners tight




Dano pickup $87 Cover is split, leads, mounting bracket



5/5

Let's amp it up here on Wednesday... I've kinda been lollygaggin' this week (not really... I've been WORKING), so let's catch up on these amplifiers. There's a pretty good variety; nice to see something besides a crowd of 1484s... of course, Jack White might disagree...

1471 Dano tube amp G $325  Round spkr. cutout, edge corner wear/peel, grille and logoplate look great, grille NS speaker, back panel present, handle worn


1472 Dano tube amp G $153 Round speaker cutout, light edge/corner wear, red border panel with 'tremlo' misspell, tremolo untested, NS speaker, NS baffle, back panel missing, no footswitch


1482 Dano tube amp VG $305 Square speaker cutout, light edge/corner wear, grille looks good, back panel present, NS handle, scratchy pots, tremolo unmentioned


1344 Dano Tube Amp VG $400 Some wear to covering, logo strong, control panel looks good, handle in good shape, tremolo functional, mic input doesn't work, 3-prong AC mod. Relisted from April.


1432 Dano tube amp G $449 Edge/corner wear, grille a bit ragged around a good looking 'V' logo, control face shows playing scratches, NS handle, same amp sold last month... that sale indicated the tremolo was functional, this sale indicates it is not... differnt pics... different seller?


1432 Dano tube amp $325 Image not available, relisted from April.

1459 Sears tube amp G $89 Face and covering show minimal wear, clean, handle looks good, AC cord spliced, jacks intermittent


1465 Dano solid state amp only G $100 Clean, some edge/surface wear, some rust to handle captires, NS power switch bezel, rev/trem make "variable speed clicks" sounds, no footswitch


1484 Dano tube amp only G $308 Some edge and corner wear, rust dots to faceplate, rust to xformers, 1/4" labeled jack mod on back, rust to jack nuts and washers, pots date to early '67. Tested after long term storage;  channel 1 works with a hum, and channel 2 doesn't seem to work, rev/trem unmentioned


1484 Dano tube amp only $151 Sold as "for restoration or parts," re-upholstered, (1) knob missing, 1/4" jack mod on back, reverb works, tremolo unknown, seller says "[amp] does work, but not very well."



And now, ladies and gentlemen, a great variety of stringed instruments proudly bearing the name 'Silvertone...'

1444 Dano SSEG Bass VG $500 Clean, light edge and playing wear, logo intact, swoop cutaway and 5-sided aluminum access panel, NS 'A' tuner


1301 Dano SSEG G $231 Surface/edge wear, pickguard broken at top, playing wear to bass lower bout, logo worn, NS knobs, pickup covers split, playing wear to neck


1304
Dano SSEG F $225  Edge/surface wear, some sidewall gaps, logo worn, NS knobs,


1448 Dano  SSEG guitar only VG $332 Very clean, light wear, logo strong, chrome and finish shiny, sidewalls clean


1448 Dano  SSEG guitar with (3) tube amp in case VG $565 Clean, light edge wear, yes... THREE ampcases with this one (one obvously is amp-less),


1457 Dano SSEG and tube amp in case VG $412 Clean, minimal wear, NS knob tops, logo strong, case shows some external corner/edge wear and maybe some overspray, amp 'needs service'


1457 Dano SSEG guitar only w/ C VG $530 Clean, bass side 'horn' on headstock looks worn down. logo strong,


1487 Teisco body only $60 Original amp and speaker gone, NS amp and speaker included, stock pickup/knobs/pots, 'peace and love' decorations to body


1385 Harmony HBEG G $775 Light wear, pickguard missing, logo intact, NS tuners, NS nut, NS bridge, (1) fret marker missing/painted in


1219 Harmony FTAC w/ C VG $535 Clean, edge/surface wear, headstock laminate separating but in good shape, picking wear to soundhole treble edge,


661 Kay FTAC Tenor guitar VG $169 Clean, light wear, logo strong, bridge tight, neck has been re-set, action is a bit high


604 Harmony FTAC w/ OC VG $100 Clean, minimal wear, bridge split on bass side, logo strong, interesting graining on back, original "How to Play" book and record incl.


604 Harmony FTAC P $31 Sides split, some edge wear, neck warped, playing wear to neck, rust to tuner plates, pickguard missing


1477 Harmony SBEG VG $250 Clean, light wear, (1) NS knob, logo strong, NS tuners, later whammy'd version. Relisted from April


1436 Teisco MIJ SBEG G $380 Uncommon center-arm whammy w/ NS whammy bar, silkscreened logo barely there, edge/surface wear, some light checking, fine scratches on treble side of pickguard, some light checking, fine scratches on treble side of pickguard, 4 of 6 tuner ferrules broken. Same guitar sold last month; I don't believe it's a re-list.


1435 MIJ Teisco VG $120 Clean, light wear, whammy bar present, logo tag missing


621 Harmony FTAC G $81 Clean, edge/surface wear, bridge repaired, logo strong, stamped F-66 GM, serial #7393H621


1255 MIJ Ukulele F $20 Clean, edge/surface wear, tuners and nut missing, block logo strong, inside label clear, bridge looks modded/poorly repaired/SOMEthing...




UNK
UNK MOD $175 NS pickup & electronics, light wear, pickguard missing, logo strong, bound back, pots/jacks need some attention/cleaning, possibly an early Kay-built 619


UNK UNK FHAC G $260 Light wear, pickguard missing, 'wind chime' logo strong, some edge flaking, finish checking, interesting tailpiece and diamond detail on bridge




2L-148C Sears literature $8 Minimal wrinkling, was folded at one time



5/4

"
♪♫Theeeeere gonna put me in the movies....♫♪" Yep, I'm sure old Buck would be pleasantly surprised at the continued popularity of his 'American' guitar. Wonder if there's any of the cache of American models left that Buck bought up after Sears stopped selling them? That would be a find!

1219 Harmony FTAC w/ OC G $284 Clean, finish and binding have yellowed slightly, laminate has seen better days, a few stickers on top, one owner


1219 Harmony FTAC w/ C G $462 Sold as project, white has turned to yellow, headstock laminate separating but in good shape, pickguard (obviously) missing, nut and (3) tuners gone. Relisted.


1219 Harmony FTAC w/ C G $200 Laminate and pickguard missing, NS tuners, finish and binding yellowed, stamped F-71B, serial #9?47H169


1307 Valco Lap Steel G $250 Clean, light wear to top, some scuffs on back, (1) NS knob, logo badge looks good, light rust to tuner covers, serial X62848


1311/1442 Valco Lap Steel w/ OC G $250 Clean, minimal wear, logo badge looks good


1311/1442 Valco Lap Steel w/ OC G $250 Clean, some tarnish to metal, tuner buttons dull but not shrunken w/ plenty of glitter, (1) tuner bent, serial #T8264


That's all could get to today... amps, mysteries and more tomorrow!


5/3

Showers of moolah! That's was April 2010. Not quite up to the awesomely record-setting March of nearly 100 grand, but pretty respectable with 264 tracked items going for $83,562! That's a whopping $30,000 better than April last year. Seems that Silvertone is a real growth industry!

Here's some highlights of what changed hands:  (26) 1448 guitars/amps or one or the other, (6) 1457 guitars/amps or one or the other, (13) 1484 amps, (16) 1482 amps, (7) 1481 amps, (8) 'Wish Book' 1304 guitars, (7) 'Chris Isaak'  1446 model guitars, (6) 1427 'Black Beauty' guitars, (9) 1423 'Jupiter' guitars, (5) 612 f-hole acoustics, (5) 623 f-hole acoustics, and (7) of the 604 family guitars. The highest dollar item a rare aluminum-bound 1384 'Black Beauty' that went for $2247.  The least amount brought in April was 99Ę for a rare 'How to Care For you Silvertone STEEL GUITAR' pamphlet.

If you haven't visited April 2010, give it a look... it was QUITE a month!




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And now... onward to May! Starting the month of with a nice flurry of cash and prizes... a well-kept 1348 and a shamed 1352, a nice 'Chris Isaak,' and espensive Espanada, a double dose of turquoise Kays, and check that 1214... it may be the most recent (1973 build) Sears-sold guitar I've ever reported.


1348 harmony HBEG VG $975 Clean, one owner, light wear, headstock laminate looks great,


1352 Harmony HBEG G $357 Pickguard missing, some surface/edge wear, light checking, "looks like someone scratched off the logo," serial #3203H61


1385 Harmony HBEG VG $1580 Clean, pickguard missing, light checking, logo intact. Relisted.


1446 Harmony HBEG w/ OC  VG $815 Clean, Bigsby and pickguard present, logo strong, buckle rash to back, playing wear to neck, scratchy pots, patent # pickups


1413 Kay SBEG G $302 Clean, tailpiece silkscreen strong, pickup silkscreen worn, light edge wear, playing wear to neck, logo strong, NS knobs


1415 Kay SBEG VG $249 Clean, tailpiece silkscreen strong, pickup silkscreen worn, edge ding on upper bass bout, logo strong, stock knobs


1214  Harmony FTAC VG $159 Clean, light wear, 'Space Dot' sticker looks good, stamped F-73, serial #3626S1214


1245 Kay FHAC VG $163 Clean, minimal wear, logo strong, hardware and finish shiny, 3-bolt neck


1477 Harmony SBEG G $206 Clean, surface/edge wear, (1) knob missing, logo strong, bridge pickup has issues, NS jack (orig. incl.), (1) NS tuner post and screw, NS tuners, later whammy'd version


1459 Sears tube amp F $60 Face plate grungy, light up but no sound


852 Harmony ukulele VG $161 Clean, light edge wear, stencil and logo strong, tuners tight


856 Harmony Baritone Ukulele G $110 Clean, edge/surface wear,  logo strong, bridge and tuners tight, hairline crack on top and repired separation to lower bout


856 Harmony Baritone Ukulele G $33 Clean, edge/surface wear, finish fading on lower treble back bout, logo strong, don't quite know what's going on at the neck heel





 

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