Silvertone 1303/U2 Electric Guitar + SubZero Tube20R Amp Pack, Silver

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  • A UK Exclusive Pack from Gear4music!
  • Silvertone 1303/U2 Electric Guitar, Silverburst
  • SubZero Tube-20R Guitar Amp
  • Includes Jack Cable, 3m
  • A Classic Throwback to the 50s and 60s

Silvertone 1303/U2 Electric Guitar + SubZero Tube20R Amp Pack, Silver

The Silvertone 1303/U2 Electric Guitar + SubZero Tube 20R Amp Pack, Silverburst features the modernised reissued 1303 which is a classic throwback to the 50s in its design, features and style. The 1303/U2 has been built by Silvertone to be as close a replica as possible to the 1958 original and maintain the distinct sound of one of the first solid body guitars created. In a UK Exclusive pack, we have combined this guitar with our SubZero Tube-20R Guitar Amp, creating a fantastic looking and sounding set-up at an unbeatable price.

Product Ref: 68306

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Included in this pack

  • Silvertone 1303/U2 Electric Guitar, Silverburst
  • SubZero Tube-20R Guitar Amp
  • Jack - Jack Instrument Cable, 3m

Return of a Classic

The original Silvertone 1303/U2 Electric Guitar was one of the original solid body guitars, and its signature twang inspired many musicians and future models. As the 1970s came, Silvertone fell out of style to more visually simplistic guitars, but the return came when garage rock bands such as The White Stripes and The Black Keys began playing similarly retro instruments. Later, the vintage Silvertones found themselves in the hands of Bon Iver, Beck, and Mark Knopfler. Now, the reissue brings an updated version with plenty of history to influence many more guitarists to come.

Throwback Design

This single cut shape is a timeless choice due to its simplicity, playability and attractive design. The sleek, fully silverburst body would comfortably fit amongst guitars of any era and the headstock is designed with extra length and a slim profile. This classic, sophisticated guitar will be sure to turn heads with its name and history.

Classic Single Coil Lipstick Pickups

One of the most influential features of the original Silvertone 1303/U2 was the pickups’ single coil twang and spring. The tone was easily recognisable, and sought after by many blues and country artists, whilst the lipstick shape pushed forward the drive popular in up and coming rock music. The 1303 has identical replica pickups to the originals, so the crunchy, high signal sound is accessible to a whole new generation.

Updated, Refined Features

As brilliant as Silvertone guitars were, they lost favour for their inconsistent fretwork and necks. This reissue has resolved this problem with a modern C neck shape, and an all-round more reliable build quality to ensure your guitar gets all the right sorts of attention. The body is Mahogany whilst the top is Maple which keeps the tone deep and rich, with a twang at the top end for extra flare. A newly engineered neck joint will also help the guitar’s sustain. The 1303/U2 reissue also features a modernised, fully adjustable bridge to supply a thick, resonant tone.

SubZero Tube-20R Guitar Amp

Retro Looks and Sound

The SubZero Tube-20R offers great retro looks with a sound to match. The two Electro Harmonix 6BQ5 tubes give this amp a classic distinctive chiming, articulate treble sound. These are matched perfectly with the three 12AX7 valves, which break up quickly and clearly, giving a great vintage crunch. The Spring Reverb adds an additional shimmer to the amp's classic jangle, valve crunch and warmth.

Celestion Speaker for a Wide Range of Sounds and Styles

The SubZero Tube-20R comes loaded with a Celestion Seventy 80 speaker, which offers a punchy, aggressive upper mid range, tightly controlled low end, and a subtly increased top end. In combination with the three band EQ, you'll be able to find the right sound for your guitar and musical style.


Silvertone 1303/U2 Electric Guitar, Silverburst

Body & Bridge

  • Body Construction: Solid
  • Body Material: Mahogany
  • Finish: Silverburst
  • Bridge: Thru-Body Adjustable

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Neck Shape: 'C'
  • Inlays: Pearl Dot
  • Attachment: Bolt-on
  • Truss Rod: Dual Action
  • Binding: White
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fret Material: Nickel Silver
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Nut Material: PPS

Pickups & Hardware

  • Pickups: Silvertone Lipstick Single Coil
  • Controls: Stacked Volume (2), Tone (2)
  • Switch: 3-Way Toggle
  • Output Jack: 1/4" Mono
  • Pickguard: Single Layer Clear
  • Tuners: Sealed
  • Finish: Chrome

Dimensions & Weight

  • Overall Length: 949m (37-3/8")
  • Scale Length: 635mm (25’’)
  • Nut Width: 43mm (1-11/16")
  • 12th Fret Width: 48mm (1-7/8")
  • Fb Radius: 305mm (12")
  • Weight: 2.5kg (7.68lbs)

SubZero Tube-20R Guitar Amp

  • Power Output: RMS 20W minimum into 8 Ω @5 THD, 1KHz
  • Input Impedance: 1M Ω
  • Speaker: 12" Celestion Seventy 80 Speaker
  • Controls: Gain, Boost S/W, Treble, Middle, Bass, Volume (Master), Reverb
  • Dimensions: W 460MM x H 420mm x D 270mm (18" x 16.5" x 10.6")
  • Tubes: 2 x 6BQ5(EL84) Electro Harmonix, 3 x 12AX7 Electro Harmonix
  • Your order may be delivered with a plug adapter
    If any electrical items in your order are supplied with a United Kingdom plug connection, a suitable plug conversion adapter will be included free of charge.