jorgebenbrasil wrote:I started playing classical and bossa nova about three years ago on a Sears Silvertone classical. A neighbor gave me the guitar when i was in high school in the early 80s and I never kept it in a case or on a stand and always thought of it as a piece of junk. Lately Ive been shopping for new guitars and I swear my Sears compares to $500 new guitars (eg Yamaha). It stays in tune everywhere - very playable - rosewood fretboard and I would swear the top is cedar - the tone is richer than the new Yamahas. It has a rectangular tag inside that says Silvertone Model No.148.12320000 - whatever that means. Its from the 70s or maybe even older - not sure. I'd love to know more. Maybe theres an old Sears catalog somewhere? Guess I'll have to spend more than $500 to upgrade. lol.
CPA wrote:40 years ago I bought and still practice on a Sears Harmony (Silvertone) classical guitar. Many other forum members have made reference to this same guitar. I would be interested to know who also played this guitar and how many of Delcamp still have one.
Mine looks like Willie Nelson's guitar with a big section out of the back, kids color crayon marks all over, a crack in the soundboard and dents everywhere alse but nevertheless the neck, frets and playability is as good as the day it was bought. I prefer its playability to many new mid-level student guitars marketed today.
Does anyone know where, by whom, of what matarial these were made? Mine appears to have a spruce soundboard, solid wood back and sides of what wood I don't know.
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