Peter Buck, the guitar player for R.E.M., signed a tiger-striped Harmony Stella for me back in 1985 on the 'Fables' tour. He told me it reminded him of some of the cheap guitars he used to play. I'm figuring that probably included a Silvertone or two along the way.
Fast forward to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction show for 2007, and what do I see making up part of Pete's wall of sound for this performance? Yup...
Just goes to show, if you're just strummin' in the spare room, or giving your Hall of Fame acceptance performance, Silvertone is better than good enough.