Silvertone 1303/U2 Electric Guitar, Black - Box Opened

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  • Cult Classic Design of the 50s and 60s
  • Classic Lipstick Single Coil Pickups Identical to the Originals
  • Fully Adjustable Bridge
  • Refined Necks and Fretwork
  • Mahogany Body, Maple Top

Silvertone 1303/U2 Electric Guitar, Black - Box Opened

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The Silvertone 1303/U2 Electric Guitar Reissue is a classic throwback to the 50s in its design, features and style. The 1303/U2 has been built by Silvertone to be as close a replica as possible to the 1958 original and maintain the distinct sound of one of the first solid body guitars created. It sticks to its roots with exact lipstick profile, single coil pickup replicas, and a shape that would inspire guitars for years to come. This guitar features an updated C shape neck profile and a new, fully adjustable bridge to modernise playability, but the Silvertone 1303/U2 remains an accurate, authentic and stunning update of the original.

Please note, the box has been opened as part of our quality control inspections and as such all the seals have been broken. The item itself is brand new and has never been used.

This is a great opportunity to buy a fully functioning product at a discounted price, supplied with a one year warranty.

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Return of a Classic

The original Silvertone 1303/U2 Electric Guitar was one of the original solid body guitars, and its signature twang inspired many musicians and future models. As the 1970s came, Silvertone fell out of style to more visually simplistic guitars, but the return came when garage rock bands such as The White Stripes and The Black Keys began playing similarly retro instruments. Later, the vintage Silvertones found themselves in the hands of Bon Iver, Beck, and Mark Knopfler. Now, the reissue brings an updated version with plenty of history to influence many more guitarists to come.

Throwback Design

This single cut shape is a timeless choice due to its simplicity, playability and attractive design. The sleek, fully black body would comfortably fit amongst guitars of any era and the headstock is designed with extra length and a slim profile. This classic, sophisticated guitar will be sure to turn heads with its name and history.

Classic Single Coil Lipstick Pickups

One of the most influential features of the original Silvertone 1303/U2 was the pickups’ single coil twang and spring. The tone was easily recognisable, and sought after by many blues and country artists, whilst the lipstick shape pushed forward the drive popular in up and coming rock music. The 1303 has identical replica pickups to the originals, so the crunchy, high signal sound is accessible to a whole new generation.

Updated, Refined Features

As brilliant as Silvertone guitars were, they lost favour for their inconsistent fretwork and necks. This reissue has resolved this problem with a modern C neck shape, and an all-round more reliable build quality to ensure your guitar gets all the right sorts of attention. The body is Mahogany whilst the top is Maple which keeps the tone deep and rich, with a twang at the top end for extra flare. A newly engineered neck joint will also help the guitar’s sustain. The 1303/U2 reissue also features a modernised, fully adjustable bridge to supply a thick, resonant tone.

Specifications

Body & Bridge

  • Body Construction: Solid
  • Body Material: Mahogany
  • Finish: Black
  • Bridge: Thru-Body Adjustable

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Neck Shape: 'C'
  • Inlays: Pearl Dot
  • Attachment: Bolt-on
  • Truss Rod: Dual Action
  • Binding: White
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fret Material: Nickel Silver
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Nut Material: PPS

Pickups & Hardware

  • Pickups: Silvertone Lipstick Single Coil
  • Controls: Stacked Volume (2), Tone (2)
  • Switch: 3-Way Toggle
  • Output Jack: 1/4" Mono
  • Pickguard: Single Layer Clear
  • Tuners: Sealed
  • Finish: Chrome

Dimensions & Weight

  • Overall Length: 949m (37-3/8")
  • Scale Length: 635mm (25’’)
  • Nut Width: 43mm (1-11/16")
  • 12th Fret Width: 48mm (1-7/8")
  • Fb Radius: 305mm (12")
  • Weight: 2.5kg (7.68lbs)