Silvertone was a brand created and promoted by Sears for its line of consumer electronics and musical instruments from to Samick sold musical instruments under the Silvertone brand, and relaunched some historic models, until the brand was eventually discontinued. Musical instruments sold with the Silvertone brand were electric and acoustic guitars, basses and ukuleles. The Silvertone brand was introduced by Sears in with the hand-cranked model 1 phonograph. In the early s Sears began selling Silvertone radio tubes and batteries, although Silvertone radios decreased in popularity during late s. Silvertone guitars became popular with novice musicians due to their low cost and wide availability in Sears stores and the Sears catalog.
1961 Harmony H1213 Archtop Guitar
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Featuring a solid flamed maple back, tri-color sunburst, volume and tone added to the pick-guard, with a floating or set Humbucker available on the 17 model, as well as a smaller 16 model with a set Humbucker made for the performing musician. The Monarch is the flagship and made of all solid woods and undoubtedly the best value in the jazz world delivering a great guitar with great chordal note separations, clarity, sustain and feedback resistant. The Gigmaster Jazz has all the versatility of an ES with more sustain, a little less weight and much more acoustic tone with great responsiveness, even with a light touch. It features a hand carved and graduated top and back, slightly thicker than many typical archtop guitars, with a very resonant and acoustic tone.
Kay Musical Instrument Company
The company produced instruments in its plant until , when it ceased operations after a brief merging with Valco. The brand has been used by several manufacturers since then, mainly attached to Japanese import guitars. Kay offered their first electric guitar in — five years after the Rickenbacker Frying pan , and the same year as the Gibson ES
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