Joe Walsh’s 1957 Silvertone Acoustic Guitar

According to Joe himself, his first guitar was a Silvertone acoustic that he bought from a Sears catalog. This was in 1957, and Joe notes that he paid around $30 for it, so this was possibly a guitar from Silvertone’s 600 series. However, since Joe did not specify the model, this is all just guessing.

It was a Silvertone acoustic that we ordered when I was 10 years old from the catalog of the mail-order company Sears Roebuck. It cost about $30. Let me tell you, when that thing finally arrived in the mail, after waiting for it for three weeks, I was on top of the world. And though I couldn’t yet play anything, it was the coolest thing.

Inquirer: Joe Walsh, Guitar World (page now offline)


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