SOLD - Silvertone 1965 Silhouette Model 1488

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Who buys vintage guitars?  We do! 

Call 530-570-1525 or email to sell your vintage guitar, bass, amplifier, etc - one piece or a collection!  We are always ready to buy instruments, amps and effects from Fender, Gibson, Martin, Epiphone, Rickenbacker, Gretsch, Marshall, Vox and just about anything else related to musical instruments.   You can also click here for more info on selling us vintage instruments, amps, parts, etc.  

No sales tax for customers outside California.


If you're looking for a Silvertone Silhouette, you've found the perfect one!  Silvertonians will swoon!

The guitar is all original with no issues, repairs, and little wear - and it includes the original case!

While it isn't a high-end guitar, it is a head turner for sure!  It has been spared the use and abuse typically seen on guitars of this price range from the period.

I'll repeat what I say on other Silvertone, Harmony and Kay listings: these guitars don't play as well as Fenders and Gibsons from the era, but this one plays as well or better than any we've seen.   

  • Color: Red
  • Weight: 7lbs 6oz
  • Body: Poplar
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Brazilian Rosewood
  • Inlays: Mother of Pearl Block
  • Frets: Original, minimal wear
  • Fret count: 20
  • Nut: Undetermined if original
  • Nut width: 1-3/4"
  • Scale: 24"
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Neck thickness at 1st fret: .95"
  • Neck thickness at 12th fret: .96"
  • Action 1st String at 12th Fret: 3/32"
  • Action 6th String at 12th Fret: 3/32"
  • Total length: 39-1/2" approx
  • Lower bout: 12-3/4" approx
  • Waist: 8-1/4"
  • Upper bout: 10-1/2" approx
  • Body depth/thickness: 1-1/2"
  • String gauge: .010-.46
  • Hardware Color: Chrome, Nickel
  • Bridge Pickup/Brand: DeArmond Silver Foil Single Coil
  • Bridge Pickup Reading: 10.83k
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Middle Pickup/Brand: DeArmond Silver Foil Single Coil
  • Middle Pickup Reading: 5.86k
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Neck Pickup/Brand: DeArmond Silver Foil Single Coil
  • Neck Pickup Reading: 4.79k
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Pickguard: Original Celluoid, no shrinkage
  • Bridge: Original Brazilian Rosewood
  • Tuners: Original
  • Switch: 3 Individual on/off Pickup Switches
  • Pots: Original
  • Case: Original
  • Notes: 1471 Amplifier not included, but available separately

Shipping policy:

Three day UPS air shipments will be automatic for buyers including these states and those to the east of them: Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas.  Shipments will require signature on delivery, no exceptions.  If there is damage, the buyer must retain all packing materials intact and picture them immediately and send them to  Less than 1% of our shipments are damaged in transit, and we are committed to making sure your item arrives safely, but we are taking these additional measures to make sure you are happy with your purchase. 

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