This beast is a 4-octave range, dolphin-nosed Silvertone 1444 U1 bass. This one is a 1961 model (I think) because of the lined pickguard.
It’s in mint condition. Super fast playing. You can solo away to your hearts content on this one. Comes with the original hardcase!
The 1444 was the first 4-string bass offered by Sears and was the longest running member of the 4-member Silvertone bass family that started out with the rare, and ahead of its time, 1373 6-string “Baritone” bass in 1958.
Feautures a Dano style U1 body and the famous Dano bridge and the Dano skate key tuner system.
This one sounds really cool, real twangy honky sounding and especially cool with a nice load of ratty distortion.