Fifties Silvertone Electric
This is a Silvertone electric model. The original pickup didn't
work so I replaced it with a Kent Armstrong baby humbucker.
It fit without any modification. It sounds quite nice. Good
clean typical Gibsonesque jazz tone.
As you can see the guitar has been played extensively and
the finish is quite worn on the top especially. The
pick guard has obviously been gone for much of the life of
this instrument because the finish is worn away where the pick
guard should have been from what I would call sloppy playing. The
only thing good about all that wear is that the guitar has
a soft mellow sweet sound from it's extensive use. The
frets are still in good shape. There is no need for fret
Acoustically it has a deep, deep bottom end. It is a good
playing guitar. The neck is also straight as a pin with nice
low action with no buzzes. There are no problems with this
guitar. Everything you need is there.