1965 Sears Silvertone 1483 (Danelectro Made)

1965 Sears Silvertone 1483 (Danelectro Made)

This killer Silvertone 1483 just left the shop for a new life making music. The 1483 was the smallest of the head and cabinet Danelectro made Silvertones featuring a ~23 watt amplifier with twin 6L6 power tubes and a single 15" Jensen speaker. It had two channels with Bass and Treble and no tremolo or reverb. Vampire Weekend, Beck, REM, Jack White – These are some of the early adopters of the Silvertone 1483.    Read more
1959 Danelectro Companion

1959 Danelectro Companion

This rare vintage Danelectro Companion came through the shop a few years ago. The Companion was built on the short horn body style platform and featured two single coil pickups, faux natural wood finish and a floating bridge setup.  I especially loved the look of the stacked knobs for volume and tone from each pickup. This was a totally collectible package that was original and came with the original hard case. Danelectro was started by Nathan Daniel in Neptune, NJ. Daniel was an innovator in both aesthetic design and construction techniques. Many Danelectro…Read more
Vintage Guitar Appraiser

Vintage Guitar Appraiser

Are you wondering what your vintage acoustic guitar, vintage electric guitar, or vintage amplifier might be worth? If your cherished heirloom was stolen or damaged, how would you prove to the insurance company what it might be worth? I'd like to help put your mind at ease. My affordable appraisal service can provide you and your insurer with a properly researched document that will determine the make, model, year of manufacture, originality and condition estimate. Furthermore, this document will provide valuable insight into the value of your guitar in the open market. My…Read more
Consign your vintage guitar or amplifier with True Vintage Guitar

Consign your vintage guitar or amplifier with True Vintage Guitar

True Vintage Guitar offers consignment service for those who want to sell their guitar or amplifier at a professional level without the years of infrastructure building and hassle that it requires. A consignment option puts years of experience in your hands and safe guards you from the pitfalls of selling outside your area of expertise. These are some of the benefits you'll receive when you consign your piece with True Vintage Guitar: Professional pricing that combines real industry knowledge with current published values Diversified inventory that draws in buyers and allows them to shop…Read more
Vintage Silvertone Amplifiers

Vintage Silvertone Amplifiers

Silvertone was the brand name that Sears was using for all of their musically related products in the 1960s including guitars, amplifiers, radios, record players and more. Sears would contract with another manufacturer to make products that they could then sell through their popular catalog. The Silvertone amplifiers manufactured by Danelectro in the mid-1960s have become some of the most popular of the bunch. The 1481, 1482, 1483, 1484 and 1485 amplifiers were made with particle board cabinets and thin, bent aluminum chassis sometimes incorporating blocks of wood but that's where the cheap…Read more
Vintage Chicago Made Harmony/Silvertone/Kay Electric Guitars

Vintage Chicago Made Harmony/Silvertone/Kay Electric Guitars

These Chicago made, formerly cheap guitars have been really hot on the vintage market lately. Players are finding out that solid American made electronics and kitschy visual appeal can do a lot for tonal experimentation. Finding the right one might be easier than you think. Most of these Harmony guitars can be had for under $1k so there's room for more than just one. Make sure to look for an adjustable truss rod and the right pickup arrangement for your desired tone. A single pickup in the neck position is common but I recommend…Read more