March 2012

Sears 10 XL (Silvertone 1421) Guitar Tube Amp

March 22, 2012
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This great little combo tube amp was built by (who?) and sold through Sears and Roebuck in the late 1960’s and early 70’s. It was originally sold as the Silvertone Model #1421, and in later years as the SR 10XL, and lastly as the Sears 10XL. Oh, the photo of this amp looks innocent enough, but, this is one serious sounding tube screamer. And you won’t usually find them as nice as this one!

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1970 Silvertone 1445 Mosrite Copy

March 15, 2012
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The Silvertone 1445 guitar represents the pinnacle of Teisco’s contribution to the Sears Silvertone line. All highest quality materials and workmanship. This crazy looking solid-body electric guitar is ready to play surf, jazz, classic rock or county, and is simply a kick to play! The exquisite 1445 (I mean, by dept. store standards of course) was hand-crafted by Teisco in Japan for Sears. The body style is an excellent Teisco version of the 1960′s Mosrite of California guitar played by rock Hall-of-Famers, The Ventures (Walk, Don’t Run and Hawaii Five-O).

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Two Silvertone Amps + Boss CE-3 = Stereo!

March 9, 2012
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I love stereo! That’s why I got pretty excited when I looked at my Boss CE-3 chorus pedal and realized I could connect a pair of amps to the CE-3’s dual outputs and play my guitar in stereo. So I decided pick up two inexpensive Silvertone 1421’s (aka: Sears 10XL) off eBay […]

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