This is a vintage 1965 Silvertone 1446L thin-line hollow body electric guitar. This particular example is in absolutely impeccable, near mint, 100% all original condition and includes both the original two-tone soft shell case and the original white plastic instrument cable. Featuring both mini-Humbucking (Pat. No.) pickups produced by Gibson, as well as, a Bigsby vibrato tailpiece, the Silvertone 1446 was, and still remains, one of Silvertone’s best electric guitars. While average examples are easily purchased for prices above $1,000.00, it is extremely difficult to find well-preserved 100% original examples such as this, so don’t miss out, because this is one of the finest specimens I have ever seen. Absolutely pristine, with extreme sheen and beautiful black brilliance, this is the one for which you’ve been waiting.
This ’66 Silvertone 1446L features; a laminated maple body construction with a high gloss black lacquer finish, an Ebonized fingerboard with Mother of Pearl block inlays, individual 3-on-a-side Kluson tuning machines with plastic buttons, space-age asymmetrical pickup rings, Pat. No. Gibson mini-humbucking pickups with nickel covers, large-profile injection-molded white plastic pichguard, cream-colored “cupcake” knobs, ebonized adjustable bridge, Bigsby vibrato tailpiece, original plastic strap buttons, original two-tone soft-shell chipboard case with a red “Rayon-plus” plush interior, original white plastic instrument cable sporting a single 90 degree 1/4″ male adapter.
Played by Chris Isaak (after whom it adapted it’s unofficial namesake), Elivs Costello, Bruce Springsteen and Hubert Sumlin to name a few, the Silvertone 1446L is a straight-forward excellent guitar. While perceived as a budget bargain, the hardware alone on the 1446L is that which adorns guitars worth five times as much. This example is incredibly clean, it sounds fantastic, and plays just as it did the day it left the Silvertone factory.