Silvertone Model 1443 Extra Long Bass Sunburst 1965

4-String Bass Guitar with Rosewood Fingerboard. Made in the USA.
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Silvertone Model 1443 Extra Long Bass Sunburst 1965

Vintage

Description & Specs

The following specs were carefully collected and recorded by a skilled technician. For a more detailed description and questions regarding sound, feel, or cosmetic condition, please visit our Lincoln Avenue showroom or call to speak to one of our Used and Vintage experts.
Finish Details: Original
Body Material: Poplar
Neck Material: Poplar
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Neck Profile: D-Shape
Neck Thickness (IN): 1st fret: .85", 12th: .86"
Fingerboard Radius: 12.00"
Nut Width: 1-25/32"
Scale Length: 33 1/2"
Neck Details: Poplar neck with a rosewood board, white center dot inlays, no truss adjustment (steel reinforced) -- Has been refretted sometime in the past
Electronics: Lipstick pickups, 2-way toggle neck PU on/off switch, volume & tone controls per pickup -- Misc solder joint touchups, a ground wire has been added between the switch, pots, and output jack, the switch is not original -- Pot codes date from 1965
Pickup Measurements: Neck: 3.2 kΩ, Bridge: 3.1 kΩ
Hardware: Original
Modifications/Repairs: A ground wire has been installed between the switch, pots, and jack -- The 2-way switch is not original -- Various solder joint touch-ups
Case Details: Original Hard Shell Case
Cosmetic Condition: This Silvertone shows nice aging and play wear. Various blemishes exist.
Tech Notes: Currently, set up with black tape-wound strings and medium to medium-low action. -- Due to the absence of an adjustable truss rod the neck sights with some relief and a slight twist. Though, this is minor, we do recommend this instrument setup with medium to medium-low action.
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