1423 BGF/RSFB

Description

 

Out There

Originally offered in 1959 through 1962, the Silvertone 1423 was manufactured by the Harmony factory in Chicago . This version was known as the Jupiter H49. Pretty space age, eh? While Silvertone didn’t use this name, collectors often refer to the 1423 as a “Jupiter.” The highlight of this Reissue is the unique “blender control” control setup. In addition to separate volume and tone controls for each pickup, the guitar features a “blend” knob that alters the balance between the two pickups when the selector is in the middle position creating an almost 'Wah pedal' tone when dialed back and forth.

Specs

1423 Electric Solid Body
  • Construction - Solid
  • Material - Mahogany
  • Finishes - Black Gold Flake, Red Silver Flake Burst
  • Tailpiece - Die-cast Trapeze
Hardware
  • Tuners - Sealed
  • Finish - Chrome
  • Bridge - Tune-O-Matic
  • Overall Length - 990mm (39")
  • Scale Length - 628mm (24-3/4")
  • Nut Width - 43mm (1-11/16")
  • 12th Fret Width - 48mm (1-7/8")
  • Fb Radius - 320mm (12-1/2")
Neck
  • Material - Mahogany
  • Shape - C
  • Inlays - Pearl Block
  • Attachment - Bolt-On
  • Truss Rod - Dual Action
  • Binding - White
  • Frets - 20 Nickle Silver
  • Fingerboard - Rosewood
  • Nut Material - PPS
Pickups and Controls
  • Pickups - Custom Duncan-Design®
  • Controls - Volume (2) and Tone (2), Blend
  • Switch - 3-Way Rotary
  • Output Jack - 1/4" Mono
  • Pickguard - Single-Ply White


Features

Upgraded Pickups

Lipstick single coil pickups
The 1423 features Duncan-Design® upgraded pickups that capture the tone of the originals.

Upgraded Hardware

Upgrade Hardware
The original 1423 had less-than-modern hardware. The Reissue has a fully adjustable bridge for accurate intonation and a die-cast tailpiece

Improved Playability

Improved Playability
Neck shapes and fret jobs were inconsistent on the original 1303. 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.