For sale is this vintage 1950s Silvertone 1358 electric guitar. Sporting an unbelievably rare “Coral Pink” finish, this single pickup “Peanut Body” example is in very excellent 100% all original condition. Completely original and incredibly intact, this early production small-bodied Silvertone is as cute as they come! In a shade most akin to Fender’s Fiesta Red, the nature of the color is a very warm pinkish-orange, which really captures that specific ’50s sensibility quite well.
This iconic single cutaway guitar is one of the absolute coolest guitars of the ’50s, and is a must have for both players and collectors. Finding this guitar is hard enough, but finding one in this condition with this incredible color combo is very difficult.
First and foremost, this example is in excellent 100% all original condition with no issues whatsoever. This guitar is perfectly intact, with NO breaks, NO cracks, NO repairs, NO modifications, and NO changed parts. Yes. 100% original.
This classic single-cutaway Les Paul design-influenced Silvertone features:
– A hollowbody construction from Masonite and Poplar
– White vinyl body wrap
– (1) Lipstick pickup
– Original CTS pots
– Coke-bottle style headstock (Slightly different variation from Danos)
– a single tone and single volume control
- Chrome-plated steel bridge with adjustable Rosewood saddle
– Original white vinyl binding
- Original open gear 3-on-a-side tuning machines
This guitar plays perfectly, sounds great and looks incredibly awesome. The rather flat fingerboard radius encourages string-bending, and makes all types of playing particularly easy. The lipstick pickups are famous for producing a beautifully musical and particularly useful tone: loud, warm, robust and really pleasant: they happen to work well when both recording and playing live, as it fits snugly in a mix. However, it is one of the most enjoyable guitars to just sit down and plug in. Great sounding and easy to play, this is truly a great guitar. No, it’s not an old Les Paul or a vintage Strat, but that’s precisely what makes it great. It really is an alternative, and if you aren’t familiar, the sound will certainly impress upon you the importance of owning a guitar like this. It offers something completely unique, useful and enjoyable. As stated, this guitar has no issues. The action is great, the frets are intact and near perfect, the action is fairly low, the tuning machines hold and the electronics work perfectly.