Originally offered in 1963, the Silvertone 1478 was an instant favorite. The offset double cutaway body is made of solid Mahogany with a maple top, for a deep rich tone with top end bite. The genuine Bigsby tremolo and adjustable steel bridge mean faultless intonation and better string attack – an improvement over the rosewood bridge and antiquated tremolo system on the original. The neck profile has also had a makeover, improving it with a modern C-shape, as well as coupling it to the body with a newly engineered neck joint system for longer sustaining notes.
The philosophy behind the Silvertone Classic line is to respect the original vintage designs while improving on previous manufacturing limitations through modern engineering, parts and craftsmanship and most importantly, the opinions of modern guitar players. In other words, vintage vibe for the modern player.