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1959 Silvertone H1427 H63 Espanada Gibson P13 Pickups Pro Setup Ess and Ess Hard Shell Case
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A beautiful 1959 Silvertone H1427 Espanada Hollow Body Single Cutaway Guitar. This Black Beauty has Two huge sounding Gibson Made P13 Pickups, original Tailpiece and even has the original tuners and Ess and Ess Hard Shell Case.
The guitar is all original but the strap buttons and Pickguard. Even the raised Metal Silvertone Logo is still nice and tight on the headstock. Those are always either broken or missing… Beautiful Waverly Open Back Individual Tuners are in great shape as is the original Hexagon Tuner Grommets. Cool original Harmony Cupcake knobs and truss rod cover that has no broken tips!!
These guitars are Harmony made. They have the Harmony Model stamp in the F hole as well as F-59 indicating Fall of 1959 for manufacture date. Its faint in there but its there.
We had our Techs go over this guitar and they set it up great. It has 10’s on it when we got it. We decided to set it up with 11’s. It really responds well now. These guitars were designed with even heavier strings back in the day. It will play with 10’s but give these a try. I think you will like them. Old school with a wound G string…Very cool…This guitar is an absolute pleasure to play.
The Pickups are made by Gibson and are made just for these guitars. They sound awesome. Very deep and throaty. Blues guys love these. Harmony also has a model like this one with the same pickups. The Harmony’s have the Espanada name plates on the Headstock and body…
No real maladies to note... There is some finger divots in the top three frets and some finger wear on the back of the neck. See pic 8... Only player wear. This guitar was well cared for!
Here is some info provided by an excellent Silvertone Website.
The 1384/5/1427 was made by our friends at Harmony, and closely related to the Espanada. The earliest catalog listings spec'd an aluminum binding, and I've only seen two Silvertone 1384 models with the metal binding, although I've seen several Harmony Espanadas with the so-called 'Harmometal' binding. The 'Chris Isaak' 1446 inherited its rock and roll credentials from this guitar.
Fall/Winter 1955 at $137.50
as the 57D01384L
Through its career, it was :
57H01384L, 57G01384L, in 1957 changed to 57D01385L, then 57H01385L, 57G01385L, 57Y01385L, F/W ' 59 to 57F01427, 57K01427
Spring/Summer 1961 at $134.95
as the 57H1427L
The 'Black Beauty' was THE rockabilly machine, as far as I'm concerned. It had the looks, it had the sound, it had the cool.
The guitar is Pro Setup with awesome playing action. What a pleasure to play and hear. All switches and knobs work and are original. Only the Pickguard and strap buttons are not original. The repro pickguard looks great on this guitar.
Check out the Ess and Ess Hard Shell Case. As nice as the guitar. All latches, hinges and original handle are still with it and operating. Some tolex is missing in spots but for a 1950’s Hard Shell case, it’s in remarkable shape!
Sold as-is no returns as its vintage and used, however, I have been hand-picking vintage guitars for my customers for over 20 years now. They have all loved the guitars I found for them. This Silvertone will certainly not be an exception.
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