This is a 1959, Silvertone, thinline, hollow body, electric, guitar made by Harmony of Chicago. It's has a shaded walnut/tobaccoburst finish with three hot, DeArmond pickups. It's a single cutaway with double binding. The guitar is 100% original. This guitar is just incredibly beautiful. It has some minor wear, scratches, a few nicks on the headstock and playing wear on the back of the neck. The stamps inside the guitar state it's a: 4801H129 / FL-59 JW - Made In USA.Description from VintageSilvertones.com
The picks up are very strong. The three pickups have individual on/off switches to allow for many combinations of tone. The neck position is full with just a slight edge, the middle is loud, full and bitting, and the bridge pickup is twangy and surf sounding. This guitar has a range that will work for pretty much any style you like on top of that you'll look killer playing it!!! The bolt-on neck is a really nice size; not too thick or thin in any direction with 20 frets. It has mother-of-pearl fret markers. The neck is straight and all the electronics work properly. This guitar comes with the original hard shell case.
Overall length: 41"
Body width: 16"
Body thickness: 1 7/8"
Scale: 24 1/4"Description from VintageSilvertones.com
String height at 12th fret: 1/8" (top of fret to string)
Width of the nut: 1 3/4"
Depth of the neck at nut: 7/8"
Here's the original description from the Fall-Winter 1959 Sears Catalog:
New-Our Finest Electric Guitar. Never before have we offered so many features! 3 pickups each with tone and volume control plus 3 selector switches--9 controls in all. Slim neck for easy fingering--reinforced with adjustable steel rod. Extra slim body--less than 2 inches deep. The easiest guitar to hold and play you've ever seen.Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Carefully selected spruce and maple body. Hand-polished shaded finish. Chrome-plated tuning keys and contrasting celluloid binding for a real quality appearance.
Complete with clear plastic cover to protect finish. Handsome rayon plush-lined carrying case also included, plus advanced technique book.
40 1/2 x 15 1/2 inchesDescription from VintageSilvertones.com
1429L-Shpg. wt. 15 lbs. Cash $175.00
Silvertone model #1429L
Item #: h3034