1478 BK

  • $499.00


The Real Deal

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. We also paid special attention to the neck profile, 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. This reissue is the real deal.


1478 Electric Solid Body
  • Construction - Solid
  • Material - Mahogany
  • Top Material - Maple
  • Bottom Material - Maple
  • Finish - Black
  • Tuners - Sealed
  • Finish - Chrome
  • Bridge - Tone-O-Matic
  • Overall Length - 994mm (39-1/8")
  • Scale Length - 622mm (24-1/2")
  • Nut Width - 43mm (1-11/16")
  • 12th Fret Width - 48mm (1-7/8")
  • Fb Radius - 305mm (12")
  • Material - Mahogany
  • Shape - C
  • Inlays - Pearl Block
  • Attachment - Bolt-On
  • Truss Rod - Dual Action
  • Binding - White
  • Frets - Nickle Silver
  • Fingerboard - Rosewood
  • Nut Material - PPS
Pickups and Controls
  • Pickups - Silvertone Single Coil
  • Controls - Stacked Volume (2) and Tone (2)
  • Switch - 3-Way Toggle
  • Output Jack - 1/4" Mono
  • Pickguard - 5-Layer Tortoise


Vintage Single Coil Pickups

Lipstick single coil pickups
The single-coil pickups of the 1478 are wound to the same specifications as the originals. We reverse-engineered the old pickups and duplicated the wire, windings, magnets, and materials as closely as possible.

Upgraded Hardware

Upgrade Hardware
The original 1478 had less-than-modern bridge, tailpiece, and tuners. The reissue has a fully adjustable bridge for accurate intonation, an Authentic Bigsby®tremolo tailpiece and smooth individual tuners.

Improved Playability

Improved Playability
Neck shapes and fret jobs were inconsistent on the original 1478. The Reissue features a comfortable (and consistent) C-shaped neck with a precise and well-finished fret job. The neck also features a two-way truss rod for accurate and dependable adjustment.