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Silvertone Guitar

January 8th, 2010 No comments

Silvertone Guitar
Silvertone Guitar?

I was wondering if anyone ever used a Silvertone Guitar. Is this brand any good?

Silvertone was originally built for Sears by Valco, Danelectro, and Harmony. The brand was not "stand alone" until 2002 when Samick (the largest guitar maker on the planet) bought the name.

That being said, Silvertone is on the same level as Squire, Johnson, Austin, and other budget brands. Great for learning to play but not so great for anyone beyond an intermediate player.

It is important to note, however, that Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin) uses a vintage Valco-built Silvertone on stage for 1 or 2 songs. This was a REALLY lousy guitar but his guitar techs did some magic.

Todays Silvertones are indeed better than the old ones but are not any better- or any worse- than any other entry level instrument.

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