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Silvertone guitar Silvertone was the brand name used by Sears for their line of musical instruments and sound equipment from the 1930s to 1972. Replacing the Supertone brand, Silvertone had already been the brand on Sears' radios and phonographs since 1915. Probably best known for their line of well made and inexpensive guitars, the brand became popular with novice musicians. Jerry Garcia, Rudy Sarzo, Chet Atkins, Bob Dylan, Garry Nutt John Fogerty, Tom Fogerty, Jack White, James Hetfield, Dave Grohl, Phil Keaggy, Mark Knopfler, Mikee Plastik, and countless others had a Silvertone for their first electric, bass, or acoustic guitar. The Canadian band Chad Allan and The Silvertones, which would go on to become The Guess Who, took its name from this line of instruments. Pete Townshend would employ them in live performance with The Who for the purposes of smashing them. Jack White of The White Stripes has been known to use vintage Silvertone amplifiers. Singer-songwriter Beck Hansen's main guitar is a Silvertone.

The name was placed on guitars from several different manufacturers over the years, including Danelectro, National, Harmony, Kay, and Teisco. The guitars—especially the 1960s models—are prized by collectors today. One of the more well-known models is the Danelectro Silvertone 1448, made in the early to mid 1960s. The guitar's case had a small built-in amplifier and the guitar itself had a very short-scale 18-fret neck, which proved popular with beginners. Many silvertone guitars, especially nowadays, are recognized by a curved hook shape at the end of their heads.

Today, Silvertone is a brand name used by Samick Music Corporation and was endorsed by Paul Stanley of KISS from 2003 to 2006.

Guitars
Amp-in-Case
Belmont
Black Beauty Model 1384L
Espenada
Estrelita
F-66
Gene Autry Meldoy Ranch
H-1434 Rocket
Meteor
Model 1381/1382
Model 1415/1416
Model 1429L
Model S1353
Model S1453 Rebel
Silhouette
Student-Level Flat-Top
U-1/U-2/U-3
Ultra Thin Professional

Bass Guitars
Hornet Bass
Model 1376L/1373L Bass
Model 1444 Bass

Amplifiers
Model 1300 Amp
Model 1304 Amp
Model 1330 Amp
Model 1331 Amp
Model 1333 Amp
Model 1334 Amp
Model 1335 Amp
Model 1336 Twin Twelve Amp
Model 1337 Wide Range Eight Speaker Amp
Model 1339 Amp
Model 1340 Amp
Model 1342 Amp
Model 1344 Amp
Model 1346 Twin Twelve Amp
Model 1390 Meteor Amp
Model 1391 Amp
Model 1392 Amp
Model 1393 Amp
Model 1396 Two-Twelve Amp
Model 1420 Amp
Model 1421 Amp
Model 1422 Amp
Model 1423 Amp

Model 1425 Amp
Model 1426 Amp
Model 1428 Amp
Model 1430 Amp
Model 1431 Amp
Model 1431 Bass Amp
Model 1432 Amp
Model 1433 Amp
Model 1434 Twin Twelve Amp
Model 1459 Amp
Model 1463 Bass Amp
Model 1464 Amp
Model 1465 Amp
Model 1466 Bass Amp
Model 1471 Amp
Model 1472 Amp
Model 1473 Bass Amp
Model 1474 Twin Twelve Amp
Model 1481 Amp
Model 1482 Amp
Model 1483 Bass Amp
Model 1484 Twn Twelve Amp
Model 1485 Amp
Model 4707 Organ Amp