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N.G.D. (new guitar day) Some of the modern/more recent Surf bands are using the pawn shop specials from the 60's. So much so, that there are a few "re-issues".
I discovered a Re-issue of the Silvertone 1478 offset style guitar (NOS circa 2018). The originals were pretty bad but this is built by Samick. They addressed most all the serious defects while managing to retain the original appeal/intent. It was a poor man's Fender Jaguar. For me the big appeal was the weight. Fender Jaguars can be a min. of 8.5 lbs. and are often much more. Out of the box, this weighed 6 lb. 6 oz. Amazing !
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give me 3-fingers of SURF

Very cool.

The artist formerly known as: Synchro

When Surf Guitar is outlawed only outlaws will play Surf Guitar.

I got a reissue silvertone--different vibe than that one, but it's a great guitar for short money.

Matt Heaton & the Electric Heaters
"Dick Dale meets Dennis Lehane"
http://www.heatonsurf.com

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Matt Heaton & the Electric Heaters
"Dick Dale meets Dennis Lehane"
http://www.heatonsurf.com

the great part is two of the bass players I play with have basses that look just like that!

Matt Heaton & the Electric Heaters
"Dick Dale meets Dennis Lehane"
http://www.heatonsurf.com

What does that 1478 sound like?

The artist formerly known as: Synchro

When Surf Guitar is outlawed only outlaws will play Surf Guitar.

Anyone condidering buying one of these 1478 Re-issues, apparently the weight can vary greatly. I just bought a 2nd one since they seem a little hard to find. Sadly for me, this 2nd one weighes a full 9 lbs. !! Since weight was important to me, this will have to go back.

give me 3-fingers of SURF

Cool guitar Matt!

Last edited: Jan 23, 2023 15:09:09

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