The Silvertone 1448 is one of the true classics of the guitar world. Countless players have cut their teeth on one over the years and the silhouette itself is as iconic as they come. It's been a a staple of the garage-rock, blues and roots worlds for as long as they've been around. An old Silvertone like this is a great tool to have in the arsenal as it is so unique with the short scale length (~24"), single vintage sounding lipstick pickup, and unique semi-hollow masonite construction. As if that wasn't enough, they came with a unique case with built-in amplifier. You're not going to blow any doors down with it but they have a very cool raw sound. Yep, this is mostly known these days as "the Beck Hansen guitar" too.
Condition wise it is in great shape. There are two holes drilled into the perimeter because someone had it hanging on the wall as artwork for a while. Frets are in good shape and it's a nice player though so who knows what they were thinking. The saddle has been improved with quite a genius solution to get it to intonate better (guitars strings can be used for anything!) and the amp had a better transformer added to make it more stable and safe.
This black-sparkle version is our hands-down favorite version and the sweeping pickguard is such perfection that Fano guitars have worked into their current production guitars. We love this one and think you will too.