This is a 1965 Silvertone electric bass guitar made by Danelectro. The bass has a black finish. It has one lipstick pickup and a Brazilian rosewood fretboard. The body is semi-hollow so it's very light in terms of weight.Description from VintageSilvertones.com
The bass guitar is in very good condition. It is 100% original. All the electronics work correctly. There are a quite a few nicks/scratches as you can see in the photos. There is also one scrape on the back of the neck but it does not affect the playability. But the bass is structurally solid and plays extremely well. It's probably more of a players bass than collector. The bass comes with the original hardshell case (pictured below.)
Here's the original description from the 1965 Sears catalog:
Single-pickup Electric Bass Guitar
Guitar and Case. Get big-bass sound in easy-to-carry guitar size. 4 strings. 4 octaves. Tone, volume controls. Steel rod reinforces neck. Black body. Instruction book.
About 43 x 13 2 in. $8 monthly on Easy Terms.Description from VintageSilvertones.com
57 G 1444L -- Shpg. wt. 27 lbs. Cash $79.95
Set of Strings E, A, D, and G.
57 G 3627 -- Shpg. wt. 4 oz. ..... Set $3.95
Silvertone Bass #1444
Item #: d2031