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Model 1478

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The Real Deal

Originally offered in 1963, the Silvertone 1478 was an instant favorite. The offset double cutaway body is made of solid Mahogany with a maple top, for a deep rich tone with top end bite. The genuine Bigsby┬« tremolo and adjustable steel bridge mean faultless intonation and better string attack – an improvement over the rosewood bridge and antiquated tremolo system on the original. 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. This reissue is the real deal.


1478 Electric Solidbody
ConstructionSolidMaterialMahoganyTop MaterialMapleBack MaterialMapleFinishesBlack, Red Sunburst
MaterialMahoganyNeck Shape'C'InlaysPearl BlockAttachmentBolt-onTruss RodDual ActionBinding White# Of Frets20Fret MaterialNickel SilverFingerboardRosewoodNut MaterialPPS
Pickups And Controls
PickupsSilvertone Single CoilControlsVolume (2), Tone (2)Switch3-Way ToggleOutput Jack1/4" MonoPickguard5-Layer Tortoise
TunersSealedFinishChromeBridgeTone-O-MaticTailpieceBigsby Vibrato
Overall Length994m (39-1/8")Scale Length622mm (24-1/2")Nut Width43mm (1-11/16")12th Fret Width48mm (1-7/8")Fb Radius305mm (12")Weight3.5kg (7.68lbs)


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switch-1 Pickups and Controls Check out the switching and controls configuration
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pickup Vintage Single Coil Pickups Exact replicas of the originals
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box-3 Upgraded Hardware Tailpiece, bridge, tuners and more
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frets Improved Playability A precision fret job is only the beginning
Watch It Twang!