Silvertone Guitars to Reissue 1444 Bass
Another piece of history is coming back to life as Silvertone Guitars has announced a reissue of the 1444 Bass. The model was the very first four-string electric bass offered by Sears in 1959 and was produced for seven years before being discontinued.
Silvertone’s new version will feature some modifications to offer modern and vintage tones. “The Reissue 1444 features a 24 fret 30” short scale rock maple neck with rosewood fingerboard and a solid mahogany body,” they write. “We modified the bass by adding a bridge position lipstick pickup for added versatility, and a fully adjustable bridge.”
Another improvement over the original is a fully adjustable dual expanding truss rod. Finally, the reissue will go beyond the only black finish with Copper Metallic and Silverburst colorways, as well.
Silvertone will be shipping the revamped 1444 in September for $599.
Silvertone Guitars 1444 Reissue Bass Specs:
|Pickups:||Lipstick Single Coil|
|Controls:||Volume, Volume, Tone|
|Pickguard:||Single Layer Clear|