July 26th, 2012, 01:02 PM
After someone posted a pic of their Silvertone on here, I realized that what I had laying around the house in pieces, and decided to put it back together as much as I could. The neck had lost the headstock wings, the fretboard had separated and the truss rod was rusted beyond repair from being flooded in the basement. I had the plywood body and one pickup, but the electronics were completely futzed and the original pickgard had been in pieces when I acquired the thing back in the 70's. So what you see here is the refurbished neck; I glued the fretboard back on, built some new wings for the headstock and got a new decal. The wiring is all new with slider switches for each pickup and the 4th one is a treble cut. I've got a couple of Goldfoils on there from my old long-gone Audition, and a 60's Hagstrom 1 trem and bridge piece. It sounds absolutely gorgeous.:grin:
July 26th, 2012, 01:29 PM
I am jealous beyond words. Nice guitar!
July 26th, 2012, 01:59 PM
Here's a pic of one that's in real nice original condition. Mine never, ever looked this good tho.
July 26th, 2012, 03:37 PM
Those foils are so killer...............
July 26th, 2012, 04:06 PM
Looks great, congratulations!
I need to follow your example and finish several of my own Teisco/Silvertone/Kay/Kawai/Harmony projects.
I've got way too many loose parts that should be assembled into guitars.
July 26th, 2012, 04:19 PM
Really great project.
July 26th, 2012, 07:10 PM
Thanks. Here's a clip of a tune I did with it. http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=11568220 It's doing the lead, in regular tuning. Later in the song my Teisco Montclair joins in in open E slide. The playing is pretty nondescript, as I was getting used to the trem arm and the 22.5" scale. I'm pretty surprised at how well it plays; the action is real decent given that the fretboard looks as tho it were finished with a rasp file. The new truss rod helped quite a bit, I think.