This is a very cool and somewhat rare, Silvertone 1488 solid body, triple pickup, electric guitar with a cherry red finish. It's got a great range of sounds from the DeArmond pickups. It will go from a surf/country twang to heavy rock and even has a smooth mellow sound with all three pickups on that will cut it for jazz. It's model after the Jaguars. The pick guard is stamped February 23, 1966.
Very clean, 8 out of 10, 100% original, finish has some dulling on front and minor paint wear/dings along with general wear. The streaks on the back of the neck are reflections. There's very little playing wear.
All original, in good working order. The previous owner put on a cheap set of tuners and drilled holes for them. But the originals are back on. There is some minor ring wear from the replacement gromets around the tuning poles. The other tuners will be included.
Bolt-on, straight, fully bound (binding has yellowed slightly), mother of pearl inlays on rosewood fretboard, 20 frets, and 24" scale. Frets are in good condition but do show minor playing wear on 1st thru 4th; the rest are in good shape. Overall, they're in good working order and will play well for a long time.
Three DeArmonds that give a great surf or heavy rock sound but could work for a varity of styles
Neck pickup is very bright, rich, and loud with a bite
Middle pickup is bright but kind of twangy and loud
Neck pickup is very twangy and loud
Overall pickups work and sound excellent. All three together are very jazzy sounding
One volume control for all pickups and three individual tone controls
All electronic work properly
Pickup on/off rockers switches are stiff but work fine
Vibrato in good working order. Includes original case which is in good condition but does have some wear and a couple of tears.
1967 SEARS CATALOG DESCRIPTION:
Solid-body Electric Guitars .. super-thin style, choice of many professionals
Triple pickup .. seven pickup combinations. Super-slim neck with rosewood fingerboard, inlaid position markers. Vibrato tailpiece, 6-way adjustable bridge. Separate tone and volume controls each pickup. Solid cherry red finish. Pick, 10-foot cord and instructions included.
2x13x39 inches long
Order case (57 G 740L)
Shipping weight 9 pounds.
57G14881L-$5.50 mo. Cash $119.95
Item #: h-3032