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Silvertone 1478 Electric Guitar with Bigsby Black 

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Originally offered in 1963, the Silvertone 1478 was an instant favorite. The offset double cutaway body is made of solid mahogany with a maple top, f...Read More


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A vintage classic revamped with some modern appointments.

Originally offered in 1963, the Silvertone 1478 was an instant favorite. The offset double cutaway body is made of solid mahogany with a maple top, for a deep rich tone with top end bite. The genuine Bigsby tremolo and adjustable steel bridge mean faultless intonation and better string attack – an improvement over the rosewood bridge and antiquated tremolo system on the original. We also paid special attention to the neck profile, improving it with a modern C-shape, as well as coupling it to the body with a newly engineered neck joint system for longer sustaining notes. This reissue is the real deal.

  • Vintage style with modern playability
  • Comfortable (and consistent) C-shaped neck with a precise and well-finished fret job
  • 2-way truss rod for accurate and dependable adjustment
  • Dual single-coil pickups reverse-engineered to the same specifications as the originals
  • Independant volume and tone controls
  • 3-way pickup selector
  • Fully adjustable bridge for accurate intonation
  • Authentic Bigsby tremolo tailpiece
  • Smooth individual tuners
  • Case not included

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1478 Electric Guitar with Bigsby

  • Body
  • Construction: Solid
  • Material: Mahogany
  • Top Material: Maple
  • Back Material: Maple
  • Finishes: Black, Red Sunburst
  • Neck
  • Material: Mahogany
  • Neck Shape: 'C
  • 'Inlays: Pearl Block
  • Attachment: Bolt-on
  • Truss Rod: Dual Action
  • Binding: White
  • # Of Frets: 20
  • Fret Material: Nickel Silver
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Nut Material: PPS
  • Pickups And Controls
  • Pickups: Silvertone Single Coil
  • Controls: Volume (2), Tone (2)
  • Switch: 3-Way Toggle
  • Output Jack: 1/4" Mono
  • Pickguard: 5-Layer Tortoise
  • Hardware
  • Tuners: Sealed
  • Finish: Chrome
  • Bridge: Tone-O-Matic
  • Tailpiece: Bigsby Vibrato
  • Dimensions
  • Overall Length: 994m (39-1/8")
  • Scale Length: 622mm (24-1/2")
  • Nut Width: 43mm (1-11/16")
  • 12th Fret Width: 48mm (1-7/8")
  • Fb Radius: 305mm (12")
  • Weight: 3.5kg (7.68lb.)

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Silvertone1478 Electric Guitar with Bigsby

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Sweet Retro Vibe

By GAS Man-m03gy

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  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone


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Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Retro Tones
  • Rock Concerts
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about Silvertone 1478 Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

This guitar delivers what you'd hope. I gave it 4 stars, but was tempted to give it 5 as an attention grabber. But let's be reasonable, it's not a Custom Shop boutique guitar, but it delivers a retro vibe that you would hope for. This guitar reminded me of an old "Prestige" guitar with 4 single coil p'ups I bought back in the early 70s. It has a tone that is cheap/jangly sounding in a totally classic surfy/garage way. Or let's say, plenty of presence without sounding thin, shallow, sharp or harsh. It's got a lot of vibe to it, the action is good, I have no complaints (except I might be starting to get a bit of toggle switch issues). But this guitar is designed to recapture that "Dano-made-for-Sears" tone, and it does that and better. There's a bit more depth to it than you might expect, the Bigsb does add mass, so I've really got nothing negative to say about it. If retro vibe interests you, I don't think you should be disappointed with this guitar. It's a reissue made better! The only thing I've done to it so far is to raise the bridge pole pieces a bit to level its bridge output with the neck p'up. For what you should expect/hope for from this guitar, I'd give it 5 of 5 stars.

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