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westtexasred
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:43 pm    Post subject: Silvertone 1478 Reply with quote

When I brought back the Harmony H44 to GC I found this Silvertone 1478 with ohsc for $399. So alls well that ends well,I guess.













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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote









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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only thing wrong with this guitar is that the high "E" tuner is really tight. Can taht be repaired or do I have to replace the whole strip?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

See if there is gunk or dirt in the gear.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok thanks!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

westtexasred wrote:
The only thing wrong with this guitar is that the high "E" tuner is really tight. Can taht be repaired or do I have to replace the whole strip?


I had a guitar with tuners like that and I just sprayed WD40 and it worked liked a charm. Also works on closed tuners, but you have to spray from the top.
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westtexasred
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! I found some info on this model at Silvertone world Guess mine is from '66 or after.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Carley Wolf owns a 14782.Those are super rare.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never seen one.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep,it was only in Sears 1968 Spring/Summer catalog ,They were the last model 1478 sold.The 14781 had the red burst body with red foil pickups and the 14782 had a Metallic Blue body and blue foil pickups. They both had a roller bridge instead of the wooden bridge on the 1478.




By the time the 1968 Fall/Winter catalog came out,the solidbodys were replaced with guitars from Japan.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen these in person all the time. I have never seen that blue one, it's really cool.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah,it pretty rare.I have never seen one for sale. I have seen the red ones on Ebay,but not very often.

I didn't realize when I made this thread that this guitar is a shortscale.I just measured it from the nut to the bridge and it is 24".I should have put it in the Shortscale section.Maybe a moderator can move it.



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lawman Mike had this 14781 for sale That guitar makes me think of a Chinese Restaurant.



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I took it to my friend Ted Vig's Shop today and he said the problem with the tuner is because it is missing a ferrule. He is going to fix it for me.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm w/ jcyphe, that blue finish is insane.
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