Long story short, this Silvertone came into our store with a cracked and poorly repaired headstock and a fairly messy amp. We decided this was too cool to leave alone so we professionally repaired the headstock and had the amp serviced for both sound and safety. We had a professionally installed polarized plug so it can only be safely connected to MAINS power.
Have a look and please ask as many questions as you have. This will be a very cool piece of someone's collection.
The amplifier is built into the top-half of the hard-shell guitar case. The first one, the 1448 series, was a simple 3-watt amplifier with 2 tubes plus 1 tube rectifier, 5-inch speaker, and gain control. In 1963, the 1449 series (later renamed 1457) was released, with a 5-watt amplifier with 3 tubes (and 1 tube rectifier) amplifier, with 8-inch speakers, gain, tone, tremolo (speed and strength), 2 inputs, and one foot-switch. The front end of the case has its top half covered in cloth for the speaker. In 1966, the amp-in-case comes with both the non-tremolo version 1451 (modified from 1448) and tremolo version 1452 (modified from 1449). Electronically they are identical, but the speakers are moved to the opposite lid.
The case is approx 37x15x3 inches. When the guitar is stored inside the case, with the speaker cloth facing upward, the guitar neck would sit on the left side of the amplifier.
When first introduced in 1962, the 3/4-sized guitar had a double-cutaway semi-hollow body in a shape similar to the well-known Fender Stratocaster. The body was composed of a poplar center block and frame with a Masonite top and back. It came with a single lipstick pickup at the "middle" position, controlled by a volume and tone knob. The poplar neck was fitted with a Brazilian rosewood fingerboard, and only had 18 frets. The neck is connected to the body with three bolts.