The 1440 was part of the late-68 'Japanese Invasion' of the Sears catalog. Very similar to the slightly better-equipped 1445/1441, our Teisco friends outfitted the 1440 with a white pickguard, two adjustable-pole pickups, slide selector switches, a volume/volume/tone electronic network, and threw in a whammy bar, zero fret and adjustable truss rod. The 1440 headstock did not change from the sharpened 'Fenderish' look, unlike the multi-headed 1445/41.
Fall/Winter 1968 as the 57H1440L at $68.95
as the 57G1445L at $68.95
Last appearance '69 Wish Book as the 57C1440L