One of the best things about our hometown of Chicago is the history of the place. It was a center of industry and manufacturing and many many guitar companies got their feet here. This Kay-manufactured, Silvertone-branded 1425 is about as Chicago as it gets. It's a big bodied archtop with a 17" belly, full 25.5" scale, and a big fat and very 50's sized neck. The bridge has been shaved down as low as it will go, action is at a medium-high height. It plays pretty good but a Silvertone will never play as silky smooth as a Gibson. Notes ring true all the way up the neck though. This type of pickup is low output compared to anything being made today so you can really give it some good strums with them remaining very clean, and yes they can be noisy if you're not in the right spot, y'know what we mean. No breaks or repairs on this one, just average nicks and paint checking you'd expect to see on a piece of this vintage. Nice little slice of guitar history right here and sooooo much style.