This is a Silvertone Gold-Top, made by Samick; a guitar made in the style of a Les Paul, though dimensions are a bit different, i.e. a wider bout. This model is also lighter and thinner, more like an SG. It has some marks on the binding, but otherwise is in great condition. Two of the tuners were replaced by Takamine tuners, as visible in the pictures. No modifications were made.
This is a serious guitar. The pickups are good, producing even highs s well as a nice clean bottom. The neck is fast, and comfortable. The thinner profile is ideal for a smaller body. This is a great deal for someone looking for a Les Paul like guitar with a unique feel and sound.
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In 2001, as part of a consolidation inside Sears, the Silvertone brand was purchased by Samick, one of the largest guitar manufacturers in the world. Samick has its own line of guitars but many other famous medium priced guitar models are made in Samick plants for Epiphone, Squier, and many more meidum to high end brands.
Samick started producing Silvertone guitars in the styles most popular with musicians, including the Stratocaster, the Les Paul, the SG, and more…True to modern and vintage trends, Samick has produced some amazing guitars for the cost. We carry many of their models, authorized refurbished, made between 2018 and 2020.
This is one of the early Les Paul Styled Guitars, made in Indonesia in 2004, and refurbished here by Lorien Guitar Recovery.
The Silvertone brand has been around for a long time. The brand was owned by Sears and was attached to everything from radios to TVs, and of course…guitars. In the early 1900s, Sears was the Amazon of its time. Their catalog and catalog stores were in every small town in America. If you lived in a small town, and you wanted a guitar, you went to the catalog, or catalog store, picked it out from the catalog, and it was shipped to you weeks later.
From the beginning, Sears’ Silvertone guitars were delivered to homes all across America. They were manufactured by a variety of companies for Sears, from 1916 to 1972, and because of their affordability and range of styles, were often the first guitar of many famous musicians. Without Silvertone, many great guitar players and songs would never have been heard.
Older vintage models are sought after and are very expensive…… towards the end of Sears’ guitar manufacturing, the guitars were poorly configured. Samick changed that….. Silvertone guitars are great beginner guitars because they are inexpensive and well-made. The result is playability and affordability.
Lorien Guitar Recovery Refurbished Instruments
In addition to selling newer factory refurbished instruments, Lorien Guitar Recovery is in the business of recovering unique older Epiphone, Squier, Mexican Fender, and other mid-range guitars for resale.
This instrument was refurbished by Lorien Guitar Recovery. Unlike a typical used guitar, this one was completely checked out, and tested by skilled guitar Technicians, and then put through a multi-point refresh and refurbish process
Our Refurbish Process
First we inspect the instrument for any physical or functional issues or damage. If the instrument has too much damage or does not meet minimum requirements, it is disassembled for parts and recycled; if it meets basic requirements it is refurbished. This is what we do:
Too many used instruments get rejected, and tossed into a closet, or outright thrown away, or sent to thrift stores. And too many people, who should be able to learn an instrument, can’t afford to buy one or only one that is hard to play.
We believe every instrument should have a second chance, and every aspiring guitar player, should have a chance to buy a good guitar, at a fair price…. This is one of those guitars…. Don’t let it pass you by…. I offer my guitars at a fair price, but open the option for a best offer. We have to reject low-ball offers, but always consider honest ones. Try it; I may be in a good mood today! If you have a low budget or no budget, let us know. We’ll do our best to get you an instrument that is playable and affordable.
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Lorien Guitar Recovery
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