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Model 1303/U2

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Timeless Twang

Silvertone introduced one of the earliest solid body guitars in the fall of 1954. That early model evolved into the 1303 in 1958. The Reissue 1303/U2 has all the vibe and twang of the original with some significant upgrades. The thru-body bridge provides great attack and hefty tone while giving you all the modern adjustment options you want. We also paid special attention to the neck profile, improving it with a modern C-shape, as well as coupling it to the body with a newly engineered neck joint system for longer sustaining notes.


1303/U2 Electric Solidbody
ConstructionSolidMaterialMahoganyFinishesBlack, Silverburst
MaterialMahoganyNeck ShapeCInlaysPearl DotAttachmentBolt-OnTruss RodDual Action Binding White# Of FretsNickel SilverFingerboardRosewoodNut MaterialPPS
Pickups and Controls
PickupsLipstick Single CoiControlsStacked Volume (2) and Tone (2)Switch3-Way Toggle Output Jack 1/4" Mono Pickguard Single-layer clear
TunersSealedFinishChromeBridgeThru-body adjustable
Overall Length 949mm (37-3/8")Scale Length 635mm (25")Nut Width 43mm (1-11/16")12th Fret Width 48mm (1-7/8")Fb Radius 305mm (12")Weight 2.5kg (7.68lbs)


1303SB_SWITCHING_1 Pickups and Controls Check out the switching and controls configuration
Lipstick single coil pickups The single-coil pickups of the 1303/U2 are wound to the same specifications as the originals. The “lipstick” case provides unmatched shielding for low noise and high signal. ×
Lipstick single coil pickups Lipstick Single Coil Pickups Exact replicas of the originals
Upgrade Hardware The original 1303/U2 had less-that-modern bridge, tailpiece and tuners. The Reissue has a fully adjustable bridge for accurate intonation and smooth individual tuners. ×
Upgrade Hardware Upgrade Hardware Tailpiece, bridge, tuners and more
Improved Playability Neck shapes and fret jobs were inconsistent on the original 1303. The Reissue features a comfortable (and consistent) C-shaped neck with a precise and well-finished fret job. The neck also features a two-way truss rod for accurate and dependable adjustment. ×
Improved Playability Improved Playability A precision fret job is only the beginning
Watch It Twang!