Silvertone Classic 1303/U2 Reissue Electric Guitar
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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 Silvertone Classic 1303/U2 has a thru-body bridge that provides great attack and hefty tone while giving you all the modern adjustment options you want. The original 1303/U2 had a less-than-modern bridge, tailpiece and tuners. The Reissue has a fully adjustable bridge for accurate intonation and smooth individual tuners.
The single-coil pickups of the Silvertone Classic 1303/U2 are wound to the same specifications as the originals. The “lipstick” case provides unmatched shielding for low noise and high signal.
While 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.
- Construction: Solid
- Body: Mahogany
- Neck: Mahogany
- Inlays: Pearl Dot
- Attachment: Bolt-On
- Truss Rod: Dual Action
- Binding: White
- Neck Shape: 'C'
- Frets: 21 Nickel Silver
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Nut Material: PPS
- Pickups: Lipstick Single Coil
- Controls: Stacked Volume (2) and Tone (2)
- Switch; 3-Way Toggle
- Pickguard: Single-layer clear
- Tuners: Sealed
- Hardware: Chrome
- Bridge: Thru-body adjustable
- Case: Not Included
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Comments about Silvertone Classic 1303/U2 Reissue Electric Guitar:
Silvertone's reissues of their solid-body electric guitars from the 50's really pay homage to the originals, and are unbelievably priced. They not only look cool but they play great, and the dual truss makes it extremely easy to adjust accurately. The "lipstick" pickup design provide low noise, so these can be cranked with high gain and still keep awesome tone. I got to mess around with them recently while in Nashville, and they're fun guitars...perfect for the player who like retro guitars, but with modern craftsmanship that make them more reliable, and are easily affordable.
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