1964 Silvertone Model 57 1454 L


These Silvertone guitars are the epitome of ‘60s garage-rock cool. From the 3-pickup set-up to the gorgeous red burst finish and tortoise shell pickguard this guitar just begs to be played! Perhaps that’s why today’s top rock revivalists such as Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys are so drawn to these guitars! This particular example sports a double bound thin hollow-bodied construction with a 3-screw bolt-on neck design. The 3 DeArmond-designed single coil pickups sound fantastic, plenty of vintage grit that makes it a great guitar for rock and/or blues. The original Bigsby has been removed in favor of a trapeze-style tail piece, likely for better tuning stability. Cosmetically this 1454 is in impressive shape compared to others we have seen. There is some light finish wear and checking and a scratch on the front of the headstock to the right of the Low E tuning machine but otherwise the red burst finish looks fantastic with a nicely highlighted grain pattern. The guitar has been setup for round wound electric 10s and plays great with comfortable action. The frets still have a good deal of life left and we could not find any spots where the guitar frets out or buzzes significantly. It is missing one of the original yellowed clear knobs. It weighs in at about 6 lbs 4 ounces. These guitars are perfect for anyone looking to replicate the grungy blues of the Black Keys or White Stripes, but also sound great in a number of musical contexts. These have only been climbing in value so if you haven’t picked one up yet, you’d better hurry! Includes Epiphone semi-hollowbody hard case.