1965 Sears Silvertone 1438 Bass Guitar by TEISCO (NB-4)

March 27, 2016

Share This:COOL! Check out this a very cool, very red, 1965 Silvertone bass with a hard case up for auction on eBay. Appears to be in pretty good condition. 1965 Sears Silvertone 1438 Teisco NB-4 Electric Bass Guitar, Rare Red! DISCLAIMER: Bid at your own risk. We just like pointing out the cool guitars we find along […]

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More Murph

October 20, 2014

More Murph Sightings. Just one day after we reported the #AlmostFamous story of Murph Guitars, one of the rarest 1960’s guitar shows up on eBay.

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Silvertone 1422 Footswitch

June 21, 2014

We get a lot of questions about foot switches for vintage amps. Here is the foot switch that originally came with the Silvertone 1422 (aka Sears 40XL) amplifier. It has switches to control both the Reverb and Tremolo effects. As you can see…

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eBay: Early 70’s Sears Telecaster Copy

June 15, 2014

Share This:Could this be another gem? Ebay auction: VINTAGE SEARS TIESCO ELECTRIC GUITAR WITH ORIGINAL HARD CASE It’s a Sears model 1413, probably from around 1974. Very nice appearance. Made in Japan by Teisco (owned by Kawaii by that time). Comes with a rare original factory hard shell case. Of course, we don’t get to try or test […]

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Silvertone Christmas, 1971

December 20, 2013
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Tone Gems!
Ah, 1971… Intel releases their first microprocessor and Texas Instruments sells the first pocket calculator. The voting age is lowered to 18 years. Led Zeppelin releases Stairway to Heaven and John Lennon asks us to Imagine. And maybe you got your first Silvertone electric guitar and tube amp?

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Modified Silvertone Model 1421 Amp – Part One, The Tear Down

December 15, 2012
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The late 60’s and early 70’s Silvertone Model 1421 is a great little tube amp. It’s compact size makes it easy to take to practice, carry to a small venue, perfect for recording, and great for modifying. Here is Part One of a two part series on modifying the Silvertone 1421.

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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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