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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.
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1478 Electric Guitar with Bigsby
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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.