#3
no clue mate, see if your local shop knows anything about it. Maybe they have a guy who can figure it out.
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#6
its a silvertone 1477, otherwise known as a harmony silhouette.

http://www.vintagesilvertones.com/forsale_silvrtn-tobc_1477.html
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Last edited by doctorums at Mar 4, 2008,
#8
looks kinda like a mothrite..... what does it say on the headstock?
#11
How does it sound?
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#12
it sounds great. The neck pick up produces a nice full clear sound. and the bridge has sort of a country twang to it. It also sounds good distorted. I just need something actually good to play it and my Les Paul thru.
#13
I prefer the tube amps, much fuller sound. I have played the Vox the most, I will have to get one soon. I had a very similar guitar to that when I first started playing. My cousin lent it to me for me to learn on before I got my first ax. The action wasn't that great but it did sound good. I think ULTRA was in the title, but it looked very similar to your gramps' ax. Nice Paul too.
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#19
That guitar is known as a Harmony Silhouette/Bobkat with DeArmond Golden Tone pickups. It was probably made in the mid 1960s by Harmony, even tho it says Silvertone. I own a similar guitar, and it is a nice student-type axe. It sounds super when played clean thru an old Fender tube amp. A nice little guitar!!
1966 Harmony H-14 Bobkat
1974 Ibanez Les Paul Custom 2350
1980 Ibanez BL-300NT Blazer
1987 Fender Stratocaster 72' RI Pink Paisley
1990 Fender HM Strat
1996 Fender Stratocaster Fat Strat
1998 Epiphone Sheraton II