I have been contemplating the purchase of a Dano 56 U2. Yesterday I came across the Silvertone version of the U2. Has anyone here ever done a side by side comparison in terms of sound and build/material quality? I know Dano had a hand in Silvertone at one point in history, but I don't think they had anything to do with the current ST reissues. Unfortunately I do not have a local that stock both brands/models to test myself.

The only differences I can state for sure is that the Dano is a Masonite hollow body, and the Silvertone is a mahogany solid body. Also the Silvertone is $120 cheaper.

Thanks for any input.