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Whoa! A Silvertone at The Music Emporium? Yep. We love all kinds of guitars and will usually have some gems like this 1960's 1446 Model in the shop, though many sell before we have a chance to put them on our website. Fortunately, we were able to snap some pics of this beauty in time! 

The 1446 is commonly referred to as the Chris Isaak model due to his association with the instrument at the height of his career. It's easily the highest end (and coolest?) guitar the formally Chicago-based company made back in the 1960s. The 1446 features a maple laminate body (15 3/4"), maple neck w/rosewood fingerboard, a Bigsby vibrato, and a pair of Gibson-made mini-humbuckers. 

As most guitars aficionados will tell you, guitars like this usually elicit a lot of oohs and aahs when you see one hanging in a shop because, well, they just look so damned cool. That excitement is quickly followed by sour faces and despair once the guitar is in hand because, well, it's a Harmony and a lot of them weren't well maintained. 

Not to fear friends, this little 1446 is more that just a pretty face. It's a killer, fun-to-play, fantastic sounding guitar. The setup is spot on and the Bigsby works perfectly, making it easy to see why Chris Isaak was drawn to this model. The Gibson made mini-humbuckers are easily the star of the show. They deliver crisp, fat, round tones that sound great for a variety of styles from Chet to Wilco. 

Condition: Very good. Expected dings, weather checking, and finish marks - nothing alarming, but it's been used. Bridge is a Gretsch-style, all metal / period correct replacement (an upgrade in our mind). Frets are in great shape with little to no wear. Setup is excellent and plays great. Pickguard not included. 

What can we say, we're suckers for these Harmony guitars, especially when they play and sound as good as this one! Priced with hardshell case. 

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