With the approach of World War II, increasing numbers of people wanted radios not just for entertainment, but also to receive updates on the war's progress, according to contemporary company sales analyses.During World War II, Sears introduced the Silvertone radio antenna with "stratobeam reception." And to help power the radios, Sears sold Silvertone wind generators.It has been 30 years since Sears ended its association with the Silvertone brand, but the public's association is so strong to this day that many still believe Silvertone is a Sears brand.It is a testament to the success and quality of Sears' Silvertone products that the public still associates the two names so closely.Just open the case halfway, stand it up, switch it on, and wail.The original guitar in the 1962 kit (1448) was a single pickup, short-neck model.
The 1449 is the most rare of the breed, being replaced by the almost identical redburst 1457 in 1964. One of the most clever and well-known concepts in the early ’60s guitar boom was the Silvertone Amp-in-case line.For well under 0, you could get a guitar that came in a case featuring a 5-watt (later, 6-watt) tube amp built right in.The archtop is a class of steel-stringed guitar, acoustic or electric, with an arched top similar to a violin’s.Often sporting a pair of f-holes instead of a single, round sound hole, archtops were popular with jazz, blues, and country musicians, and are widely associated with music of the 1930s, ’40s, and ’50s.H1 H1141 H1203 H1213 H1214 H1215 H1260 H1265 H1266 H1310 H1311 H1325 H1327 H14 H1407 H1414 H1415 H1456 H1457 H15 H15V H162 H165 H16B H16R H16W H17 H173 H174 H19 H22 H22/1 H27 H37 H38 H39 H41 H42 H44 H45 H46 H47 H48 H49 H50 H51 H53 H53/1 H54 H54/1 H55 H56 H56/1 H57 H58 H59 H59/1 H60 H62 H63 H64 H65 H66 H68 H7 H70 H71 H72 H73 H74 H75 H76 H77 H78 H79 H802 H81 H82 H82G H88 H929 H945 H950 H954 H956 Acoustic archtop - Sunburst Production year(s) : 1944-1971 (other years possible, not verified) One of the most popular archtop models. Top grained to ressemble spruce, faux-flame on sides and back.