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Model 1449

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One of the most clever and well-known concepts in the early ’60s guitar boom was the Silvertone Amp-in-case line. For well under $100, you could get a guitar that came in a case featuring a 5-watt (later, 6-watt) tube amp built right in. Just open the case halfway, stand it up, switch it on, and wail. The original guitar in the 1962 kit (1448) was a single pickup, short-neck model. A year later, the 2-pickup 1449 was introduced and the Amp-in-case really took off. The 1449 is the most rare of the breed, being replaced by the almost identical redburst 1457 in 1964. This guitar screams.


1449 Electric Solid Body
ConstructionSolidMaterialMahoganyFinishesBlack Silver Flake, Red, Daphne Blue
MaterialMahoganyAttachmentBolt-OnTruss RodDual ActionNeck Shape‘C'FingerboardRosewoodInlaysPearl Dot# Of Frets21 Nickel SilverNut MaterialPPS
Pickups And Controls
PickupsSilvertone Lipstick Single CoilControlsVolume (2), Tone (2), StackedSwitch3-Way ToggleOutput Jack1/4" MonoPickguardSingle-Ply White
TunersSealedFinishChromeBridgeThru-Body Adjustable
Scale Length628mm 24-3/4” Nut Width43mm 1-11/16”12th Fret Width48mm 1-7/8” Fb Radius320mm 12-1/2”Weight2.8 kg 6.2 lbs


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1449_pickups Lipstick Single Coil Pickups Exact replicas of the originals … more
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1449_bridge Upgraded Hardware Tailpiece, bridge, tuners and … more
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1449_Fretjob Improved Playability A precision fret job is only the beginning … more