The 1418 lived a short life. Only available in the Spring/Summer 1968 catalog (one of
two Made In Japan electrics that season), it didn't get to stick around for
the onslaught in the Fall '68 catalog, replaced by its brother, the
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The 1418 was one of the first guitars to 'hit the beach' in preparation of the Fall 1968 Japanese Invasion of the electric guitar portion of the Sears catalog. Based on the Teisco EP-2L, which was itself kinda ES-335ish, it was the only one in this 'family' to share the EP-2L 'Mt. Fuji' headstock. It was the predecessor to the much longer-lived (and far more common) Silvertone 1455 and 1456.
Spring/Summer 1968 as the 57H1418 at $58.95