NGD First Pawn Shop Score Of 2018: 60s Silvertone 319

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    toomanycats Well-Known Member

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    There's been a lot of interesting guitars at the pawn shops since the first of the year, though it wasn't until today that I pulled the trigger. This vintage Silvertone was just too cool and the price was right.

    It's in playable condition, though one of the three control knobs is missing and a tuning button has fallen off. There is some beautiful checking in the finish.

    It's in need of a good cleaning, minor repairs, and a set-up. I'm really looking forward to hearing the tone of those Japanese single coil pickups.

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    Bridge pup measures 5.50K resistance, neck 5.85K.
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    I'm only a month older than this pickup.
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    This vintage MIJ bass was in the same shop and priced at $60.

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    I love bookshelf photos....a whole shelf of WW2 biographies (Churchill,Hitler and Eisenhower)? Mussolini, Patton and Rommel there as well :) ?

    P.S. Cool guitar!
     
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    Oh...and I'm only a month older than you...
     
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    Rare to find them with trem bar still in tact.
     
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    Yes, quite a few books about the major personages of WWII. If you're interested in WWII history you'd also like my collection of documents from the period.

    I find my pride overcoming my instinct for privacy and can't help sharing this unique piece, a drawing made by Albert Speer when he was imprisoned in Nuremberg in 1945. The US government has actually expressed interest in acquiring some of the more rare and historically significant pieces in my collection . . . but I've said enough already.

    So how about that Silvertone? :rolleyes: :)

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    Man, that Speer drawing is certainly some conversation piece..... albeit slightly more controversial than the Silvertone :)

    Regarding which...I cannot be certain but it appears the wiring has been redone. It's very tidy and the cap looks modern.
     
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    I just sold my Decca & matching amp a year ago.
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    HAUGFPSD!! (Happy another used guitar from the pawn shop day!)
     
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    What's the scale length on that Silvertone? Man I'd love to clean that up and get it all set up - I'd have a blast fooling with that. I'd grab that bass, too.
     
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    Super funky!

    Reminds me of this pretty I picked for $10 cleaned up and sold for a couple hundred last year (stock trem arm was MIA). I rigged up an old stripped arm with a tap and die set and a lock nut.

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    Plenty booze needed to find much playing joy in most of these old heaps.
     
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    I'm cleaning it up as I type this.

    The scale length is 24 3/4". For a second I thought it was 25", but then I remembered to measure the distance to the bridge from the zero fret, not the nut.

    Yes, that bass in an interesting instrument too. Here's a couple more pics. Maybe I should reconsider it.

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    You're making me want to haunt my local pawn shops.
     
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    Sears Catalog, Fall/Winter 1968. My Silvertone is guitar number 3 below. I'd love to run across one of those semi hollow body models.

    I'd also like to find a pair of those slacks that dude is wearing. LOL! Just joking. :ROFLMAO:

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    Those slacks would go great with that godawful green cardigan Kurt Cobain used to wear.
     
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