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How to Determine the Age of an Antique Silvertone Guitar By Michael Black. Many different models of Silvertone guitars exist, but the vast majority of them can be dated via the serial number. In general, the older the guitar is, the more it is worth. And inquire about dating the.
Keyboard yamaha style free download. Eric Clapton with a psycho-painted 'Standard' Dano • • • • Note that much of information and pictures are courtesy of Paul Bechtoldt and D. Tulloch's book, Guitars From Neptune', 1995. Much of this book is catalog reprints, but from it and American Guitars by T. Wheeler, I was able to construct this information. Personally I've never really actively looked for these guitars, so my knowledge base is somewhat limited.
But a lot of people buy these at garage sales, flea markets, etc, and ask me about them. There doesn't seem to be a lot of information out there. This is probably because Danelectros and Silvertones are considered 'low end' vintage guitars at best, and don't sell for a lot of money. So I hope this page will be of some help in their identification. If you are selling your Danelectro, please note I would be interested in certain models. This would include the Danelectro 'U' models, Double Neck (Stan & Dan), all Longhorn models (Guitarlin especially), and the Coral Sitar. Before Nathan Daniel started the Danelectro company in 1947, he made amplifiers for Epiphone from 1934 to 1946.
Epiphone wanted Daniel to make amps for them exclusively, but he preferred to stay independent. Instead he founded the Danelectro company in 1947 and started making amplifiers for Montgomery Ward. By 1948 Daniel expanded and became the exclusive guitar amplifier producer for Sears & Roebuck. At the same time he was also supplying other jobbers such as Targ & Dinner of Chicago. In the fall of 1954, Daniel started production of solidbody guitars for Sears, under the Silvertone name.
He also produced the same guitars under the Danelectro name, sold to other jobbers. These early models didn't have truss rods but had a 3/4' square aluminum tube beginning at the peghead and through the body to the bridge. The bodies were constructed of solid Poplar wood. The Silvertone models were covered with a dark maroon vinyl covering, while the Danelectro models were covered in a whitish tweed material. Both lines came with either 1 or 2 pickups, concealed under a baked melamine pickguard. Concentric stacked tone and volume knobs were used on the two pickup models only. Notably, when both pickups were used together, the tone was much stronger.
This was due to wiring the pickups in series, instead of parallel like most other maker's two pickup guitars. 1963 Dano catalog showing the 'Stan & Dan' double neck, and the long horn 'Guitarlin'. By the fall of 1956, Daniel started making the Silvertone and Danelectro lines using the standard Dano materials: a Poplar wood frame (that comprised the sides, neck and bridge block of the guitar), stapled together and covered with 3/8' thick masonite.