#1
I have recently been in the market for an acoustic guitar, but haven't been able to afford one. I found this in a relatives barn, it was in pretty bad condition. I was told that it was a guitar by my grandpa, but other people told me it was a ukelele. Could someone tell me what it is, and if it's worth fixing? The bridge part for what would be the high E string on a guitar broke off. *http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2lsv3hi&s=7 http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=1q6350&s=7 http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=8xmnok&s=7 http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=alhld1&s=7 http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=28ku4wp&s=7
#2
Its a silvertone. Haven't played one, but I see em cheap on craigslist all the time. REALLY cheap. I guess they're just old mass market starter guitars. probly imported. Very likely just a sentimental piece.
#3
Quote by EFGuitar
Its a silvertone. Haven't played one, but I see em cheap on craigslist all the time. REALLY cheap. I guess they're just old mass market starter guitars. probly imported. Very likely just a sentimental piece.

Better than nothing, I guess. Would it be worth fixing?
#6
It looks like it could use some real attention.

If the body and neck has no real damage, everything is in line and there are no problems with splitting or warping, it wouldn't be too expensive.

I reckon you could pick up new bridge pins, a nut and saddle in a set online. (Ive seen them on ebay for less than $10 with free or very cheap shipping.) Then give the fretboard a good cleaning with lemon oil and whatnot, and a new set of strings. (Oil and strings will cost you maybe $15.) After that.. you should be in okay condition.

Like I said, that's if the body and neck has no serious warping or damage.
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#7
Quote by FirstDegree
It looks like it could use some real attention.

If the body and neck has no real damage, everything is in line and there are no problems with splitting or warping, it wouldn't be too expensive.

I reckon you could pick up new bridge pins, a nut and saddle in a set online. (Ive seen them on ebay for less than $10 with free or very cheap shipping.) Then give the fretboard a good cleaning with lemon oil and whatnot, and a new set of strings. (Oil and strings will cost you maybe $15.) After that.. you should be in okay condition.

Like I said, that's if the body and neck has no serious warping or damage.

Thank you, I'll look in to it.
#8
The screwed-on bridge and screwed-on pickguard are hallmarks of an inexpensive instrument.
However, as FirstDegre says, a bit of TLC and some minor tweaks might make it quite playable.
#9
I should be getting a bridge pin from a similar guitar soon, which should work for now, and will buy strings over the weekend. Thank you all.
#10
what this? I wouldn't buy it for even 50 $
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#11
Is it worth fixing?, up to you. It would be a cool guitar because it was your grandpa's guitar. If it were mine, I'd do it, new tuning pegs with bushings, nut, bridge, a good cleanup, adjust neck, oil fretboard. and it would be cool. A luthier would probably charge a lot but if you did it yourself it could be done for under $50. I've done a few oldies like that for friends.
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#12
Quote by BryanAdams
what this? I wouldn't buy it for even 50 $

I'm only paying 10 to fix it.
#14
I've got some mismatched parts I found lying around on it now, and it sounds really good, I'm trying to find somewhere around here that I can buy the parts at.

Thank you all. You were a lot of help.
Last edited by jessej1996 at May 21, 2011,
#15
silvertone was produced by kay back in the day and was the house brand for sears. yeah its cheap crap but cheap crap in the 60s was better built thatn cheap crap now. I love old kay stuff.

but I odn't have much experience with their acoustics. so yeah.
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