TRUETONE SILVERTONE GUITAR

truetone silvertone guitarThis Western Auto vintage Truetone / Silvertone guitar is simply awesome.

The Truetone Rock Star has a classic 1960s Jaguar - inspired body with a cherry & black sunburst finish and swank natural wood grain finish neck. The headstock has an odd, but killer-looking shape, an elaborately cut pick guard and what might be the world's coolest pickup; a chrome-cased body with a shimmery red marblized pickup cover. The guitar is 100% original with no replacement parts. It was rescued a while back and has been meticulously detailed and cleaned. This Truetone guitar is amazing. The sound that comes out is like no other. People who are familiar with Truetone guitars know what I am talking about.
When we first found the guitar in the picture above, it was not in working condition, so we opened it up, and with our trusty soldering gun, got it back up and running perfectly. There was some pitting in the chrome surface of the bridge pieces and a couple of spots of rust after we were done, but mechanics work smoothly.


The headstock emblem has a few small scratches in the surface. Finally, the original tuning peg set was pretty crummy to begin with, but the chrome on the back is flaking away in spots and the tuning pegs take some time to get the correct tuning. They do work with a little practice, but I would probably replace them if this guitar will be played on a regular basis. As far as playability goes, what do you expect from a 1960s Japanese guitar? The action is kind of high, the neck is nice and thick and it has a nice, raunchy sound. The steel reinforced neck looks very straight and it is adjustable. Overall, it would look absolutely amazing just hanging on the wall as a piece of art, or would make the perfect retro guitar for garage punks, surf rockers, psych heads, indie freaks and anyone who wants to be a real Rock Star. This guitar was sold and now has a brand new life rocking in France!  Vintage Japanese guitars are relatively inexpensive and they are simply some of the coolest-looking electric guitars ever produced. Harmony, Kay, Truetone / Silvertone guitars are all over eBay, and some great bargains can be found.

Vintage 1960's Kay TrueTone Guitar Neck National Harmony Silvertone 1963 1962
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Vintage 1960's Kay TrueTone Guitar Neck National Harmony Silvertone 1963 1962
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 Vintage Truetone Electric Guitar  from 1960's
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Rare 1960s Truetone Electric Archtop Vintage / Antique Guitar Music Instruments
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TRUETONE®  K300 ® by TEISCO ® / KAWAI ® electric GUITAR  VINTAGE 1960's
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