The 600 series guitars are known by several model numbers, and share two similar looks, and might fool you. The first ones offered from 1948 through mid-1956 have a rounded bottom, and the 'peaked' pickguard. After that, the body shape became noticeably more 'square.' It was (and remains today) one of the most popular Silvertone acoustics, selling well throughout the life of this well-loved and much-played guitar, and in today's collectors market.
Page 2 takes you to some unique variations on the 600 series theme over the years.
Fall/Winter 1948 as the 600
Retired: 1972 as the black-finished 1217
The 600 series catalog listings span four decades! This special ad gallery not only details the life of this guitar, but also illustrates the design changes that occurred from the 40s into the 70s; a big chunk of American history, as well as many stylistic changes in the Sears catalog.
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