For sale is this vintage 1957 Silvertone 1303 electric guitar. Identical in every respect to the Danelectro model U2 (aside from the proprietary headstock shape) this particular peanut (small) body example, serial number 4117, is in excellent 100% all original condition, and represents a perfectly intact well-preserved example. 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 is very difficult, so take advantage of this offer and own an iconic vintage American guitar!
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
– (2) Lipstick pickups
– Original stacked CTS pots
– Coke-bottle style headstock (Slightly different variation from Danos)
– Concentric tone and volume controls
– Chrome-plated steel bridge with adjustable Rosewood saddle
– Original white vinyl binding
– Original open gear 3-on-a-side tuning machines
– Non-original era appropriate soft case
This guitar plays perfectly, sounds great and looks incredibly awesome. The rather flat 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, itâs not an old Les Paul or a vintage Strat, but thatâs precisely what makes it great. It really is an alternative, and if you arenât 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.