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Special Order Christmas catalog (Sears) 1959 Brown body (with gold flake) Rare unfinished neck is strait and plays true. Brazilian Rosewood fretboard, clay dot markers, Original tuners and hand wound lipstick pickup - magic with tube amps - These were ordered in the 1959 Sears Christmas catalog and were a limited edition. More were ordered than made and many were shipped after Christmas to meet the demand; hence the unfinished maple neck, which now is a plus as the problematic weathering of paint on stock painted versions of these models. Pots show Chicago telephone company 1960 date code, original clear pickguard with rare white backing (cowboy look) shows a small original chip. Knobs have been replaced with older metal knobs ca 60/70's. These U1/ Silvertones were famous as Jimmy Hendrix called home from the service to get his back from his girlfriend and have it sent to him, and Jimmy Page played one (his first guitar) on stage during his one man solo's when the other band members took 5.

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Silvertone/Danelectro U1/1304 1959/60 special

Auction ended on Sun, Oct 12, 2014
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Estimate $700 - $1,200
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8597 Ventura Ave.
Ventura, CA 93001
United States
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