Silvertone Classic 1478 Reissue Electric Guitar
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The Silvertone Classic 1478 Reissue is loaded with vintage vibe and and modern upgrades.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 single-coil pickups of the 1478 are wound to the same specifications as the originals. Silvertone reverse-engineered the old pickups and duplicated the wire, windings, magnets and materials as closely as possible.
The original 1478 had a less-than-modern bridge, tailpiece and tuners. The Silvertone Classic 1478 Reissue has a fully adjustable bridge, an authentic Bigsby tremolo tailpiece and smooth individual tuners. 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.
Sadly neck shapes and fret jobs were inconsistent on the original 1478. The Classic 1478 Reissue features a comfortable (and consistent) 'C' shaped neck with a precise and well finished fret job. The neck is coupled to the body with a newly engineered neck joint system for longer sustaining notes. The neck also features a two-way truss rod for accurate and dependable adjustment. This Silvertone Classic 1478 Reissue is the real deal.
- Construction: Solid
- Body: Mahogany with Maple Top & Back
- Neck: Mahogany
- Neck Shape: 'C'
- Inlays: Pearl Block
- Attachment: Bolt-on
- Truss Rod: Dual Action
- Binding: White
- Frets: 20 Nickel Silver
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Nut Material: PPS
- Pickups: Silvertone Single Coil
- Controls: Volume (2), Tone (2)
- Switch: 3-Way Toggle
- Pickguard: 5-Layer Tortoise
- Tuners: Sealed
- Hardware: Chrome
- Bridge: Tune-O-Matic
- Tailpiece: Bigsby Vibrato
- Case: Not Included
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