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Silvertone Model 1446 Chris Isaak Bigsby Gibson Mini Humbuckers Original Case 1960’s
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Today, Lawman Guitars is Presenting...
A beautiful 1960's Silvertone model 1446 Chris Isaak Hollow Body Single Cutaway Guitar. This beauty has two huge sounding Gibson Mini Humbucker Pickups, original Bigsby and even has the original tuners and Case.
This is not the same guitar I sold last year. I found another one...This is one of the cleanest Silvertone Chris Isaak I have ever seen... Only a couple small dings heres and there... very very clean... It had Flat wounds on it all its life so the frets are in beautiful shape. I believe this one spent most of its life in its beautiful case...what a guitar! Check those pics!
I can see the date stamp inside the sound hole but the date is smudged. No way to tell what year it is..they were made from 1961 thru 1967...Its one of those years.
This model is known as the Chris Isaak Silvertone. In one of Chris' first albums he is shown on the cover lovingly holding a guitar just like this one. He used it on the tracks and it sounds great like this one..
Heres what a very well respected website had to say about these cool guitars!
The popular nickname
for the 1446 is the
because of a vintage promo picture with Chris hugging a nice 1446. His band is also named 'Silvertone,' and he's been know to pick one onstage and in videos.Elvis Costello and the late Hubert Sumlin have strummed a 1446 in their time as well.
The 1446 was made by our friends at Harmony, and began life as a Bigsby equipped replacement for the popular Espanada!
Over the past few years, it has become known as the 'Chris Isaak' model, with its cool good looks and the unusual-shaped pickup bezels holding onto those famous Gibson-made mini-humbuckers.
With the retirement of the 1446 and its stagemates the1454 and the 1439 in 1967, the reign of single-cutaway hollowbody electric Silvertones came to an end.
The Pickups are made by Gibson and are made just for these guitars. Great Mini Humbuckers that sound great ...Check the pic of the underside of the pickup...Gibson label.. see pic 5.
The guitar is Pro Setup with awesome playing action. What a pleasure to play and hear. All switches and knobs work and are original. Even the Pickguard is original. You can tell because the originals are always yellowed...Bright white... probably a reproduction... Set up with great playing low action thats a pleasure to play...
Be sure to check out the pics of the original case. Its as nice as the guitar. Incredible how clean this case and guitar are. They are not perfect but for its age, incredible shape.
Sold as-is no returns as its vintage and used, however, I have been hand-picking vintage guitars for my customers for over 18 years now. They have all loved theirs. This cool Silvertone will certainly not be an exception.
Thanks for checking out our cool guitars...
Mike at Lawman Guitars