Ok so today I went to Guitar Center. I'm 44 years old. I went with my dad. He knows nothing about guitars. Nothing. He was geeting me a cheap used guitar for Christmas. Under a certian price point. And is going in his closet untill Christmas. 77 days. So I found a used Samick made Silvertone reissue Jupitor. One of my dream guitars that I thought I would never own. Looked brand new. Still had the plastic on the humbuckers. $479 new under 399 used. With new strings, waranty and all over 400 dollars. Humbuckers are not the Semore Duncan Gretsch style. These look just like the old D'Armonds.These pickups were from a rare run that C. DeArmond did for silvertone guitars years back. It is rumored that these limited run reissues were made in less than 20 sets and only one or two sets made it into the silvertone prototypes. The last batch they done. I think the people that own Silvertone name is no longer in business? Samick made it. And I love anything from Samick. Samick has been around for years. This guy that worked at Guitar Center giged around and played guitar a pro. He loved it. And has a orginial Harmony. I do not know which one? They had to hold the guitar. My father paid part and after the date it can be sold will pay the other part. I love Guitar Center most don't though. Guess what they did? They are not supposed to do this. But they are cleaning the guitar and putting Polly Webs strings on my guitar. They can't do that untill it is paid for but the guy that gigs around is doing that anyway. He asked the manager she said something then he said I'm going to anyway. I born with a birth defect in my left hand. It is hard to restring a guitar for me. So he is doing that. He restings his guitars every 3 weeks. I do not why? Money, dissabled, and I do not drive any longer. So I would have to ask family to take me every 3 weeks. And they will not do that. So Guitar Center went above and beyond the extra mile for me as always. I love that store. I told them that a lot of guitar players dislike the stores but I love them and they have never done me nothing but good. So I'm really happy. I got one of my dream guitars. I could cry. Yes real men cry you know you do? Death etc.. Happiness etc... And it is free to me. Now to wait untill we can pick it up. And then at Christmas it will be mine. He will give it to me. Review. Silvertone spent decades maligned as the ugly duckling on the electric guitar and amplifier pond. Because Silvertones were relatively affordable instruments sold by Sears, Roebuck & Company from the 1930s through the early ’70s, they were viewed as stepping-stones to the Fender, Gretsch, Gibson, or Rickenbacker you’d get when you got serious. But since the ’90s, many vintage Silvertone guitars and amps (typically those built by Harmony and Danelectro) have gained the respect and collector attention they always deserved. With all this renewed interest, Samick revived the Silvertone name. And in a few years, they’ve started to revisit some of the Silvertone brand’s most loved designs. One of the most interesting original offerings, the 1423 (also branded as the Harmony Jupiter H49), was made from 1959 through 1962 and it’s the inspiration for the guitar. Tuxedo Junction The designers behind the original twin-pickup 1423 likely used Gibson’s Les Paul Jr. as a point of departure. And at a glance, the new 1423 looks like a straightforward reissue. It’s got the same single-cutaway body as the original with a sharp-looking black sparkle finish and white binding with a fine black pinstripe. A white, foxtail-shaped pickguard is home to five black knobs and a chicken-head selector switch. The rosewood fretboard is dressed with classy block inlays and the classic, slight, and snaky Silvertone script logo adorns the headstock. However, there are a number of differences—both cosmetic and structural—between the 1423 and its predecessor. Most significantly, this version is a mahogany solidbody with a four-screw, bolt-on neck, where the original was a semi-hollow with a three-screw neck. The original included a rosewood archtop-style bridge, but the new version has a Tune-o-matic-style bridge (with a retainer wire) that provides better adjustability and intonation. Less significant details include a white plastic nut in place of an aluminum nut. Closed-back tuners with chrome knobs replace the old open-geared machines with white plastic buttons. And this version has a pair of chrome strap buttons instead of a single white endpin, so you wont have to tie your strap off at the headstock. Also, the trapeze tailpiece on the reissue uses a slightly different design—a raised diamond for embellishment instead of three horizontal lines. Overall, our 1423 is a solidly built guitar. The neck fits snug in its pocket and the finish is free of defects. Being semi-hollow, examples of the original 1423 fall in the vicinity of five pounds, but our reissue is more substantial at seven pounds, 14 ounces. It’s still very comfortable to hold and feels compact and well balanced. The neck has a very comfortable C shape profile is a nice compromise, neither too thin nor too cumbersome. Gibson players in particular will feel very much at home with it, particularly given the 1 11/16" wide nut and 24.75" scale length. Despite the less-than-ideal setup, the guitar plays very well—a definite improvement over a typical, well-used vintage Silvertone. The controls on the 1423 include volume and tone for each pickup, a 3-way selector switch, and, for the middle position only, an almost Rickenbacker-like blend knob that rolls off the highs and boosts the mids. The knobs fall in a straight line—blend, volume, tone, volume, tone. Silvertone’s 1423 might have an old-school look, but it lacks a little of that vintage feel that makes old guitars seem special. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, considering that the originals weren’t always the most stable instruments. If the Silvertone lacks vintage authenticity, it’s capable of producing a very broad range of really nice sounds, and you could make it your main—or only—stage guitar just as readily as, say, a favorite Telecaster or Les Paul Jr. For just around five hundred bucks, that’s a pretty decent return on your investment.