Silvertone 1444 Short Scale Bass Copper Metallic

Short-Scale 4-String Bass Guitar with Rosewood Fingerboard.
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Silvertone 1444 Short Scale Bass Copper Metallic

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  • $599.00
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Description & Specs

The original Silvertone 1444 bass was the very first 4-string electric bass offered by Sears back in 1959. It featured a “U” style body with a rounded neck cutaway and aluminum cavity cover. This model 1444 held down the bottom end for Silvertone for 7 strong years, ending production in 1966.

The new Silvertone 1444 reissue bass is a modified version of the original Silvertone 1444. It has been redesigned for the modern bassist and can easily produce vintage and modern tones. The Reissue 1444 features a 24 fret 30” short scale rock maple neck with rosewood fingerboard and a solid mahogany body. We modified the bass by adding a bridge position lipstick pickup for added versatility, and a fully adjustable bridge.

The electronics are two Silvertone lipstick pickups with Volume, Volume, and Tone controls. Unlike the original 1444, the new reissue also features a fully adjustable dual expanding truss rod.


Product Color: Copper Metallic
Factory Setup: E Standard Bass (E-A-D-G)


Body Material: Mahogany
Body Finish: Gloss


Neck Material: Rock Maple
Neck Finish: Gloss
Neck Shape: C Shape
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Headstock Veneer: Black
Nut Material: PPS
Nut Width: 1.687" (43mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 10"
Scale Length: 30"
Number of Frets: 24 Frets
Neck Joint: Bolt-On
Fingerboard Inlay: Dots
Inlay Shape: Dots
Side Marker Inlay: Dots


Bridge Pickup: Lipstick Single Coil
Neck Pickup: Lipstick Single Coil
Controls and Switching: Volume (2), Tone (1)
Electronics Notes: 1/4" Mono Output Jack


Hardware Color: Chrome
Bridge: Chrome Adjustable
Tuning Machines: Enclosed
Saddle: Metal
Pickguard: Single-Layer Clear
Knobs: Chrome

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