The popular nickname
for the 1446 is the
because of a vintage promo picture with Chris hugging a nice 1446. His band is also named 'Silvertone,' and he's been know to pick one onstage and in videos. Elvis Costello and the late Hubert Sumlin have strummed a 1446 in their time as well.
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The 1446 was made by our friends at Harmony, and began life as a Bigsby equipped replacement for the popular 'Espanada.'
Over the past few years, it has become known as the 'Chris Isaak' model, with its cool good looks and the unusual-shaped pickup bezels holding onto those famous Gibson-made mini-humbuckers.
With the retirement of the 1446 and its stagemates the 1454 and the 1439 in 1967, the reign of single-cutaway hollowbody electric Silvertones came to an end.