Vintage Guitar: Talking Amps with Andy Brauer: Sleeper Amps — the Silvertone Twin Twelve

In 1963, the Silvertone 1484 or “Twin Twelve” was top-of-the-line among the amplifi ers offered by Sears, Roebuck and Co. It debuted with a whopping catalog price of $149.95 (the equivalent of $1000 today)! Though once headed north of $800 on the latterday collectible market, the economy has seen these tone bandits recently dip back under the $500 mark. The 1484 is one of tone expert Andy Brauer’s all-time favorite amps, and rightfully so, since this baby can rock the socks off the meanest swamp alligators!

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