Guitar Moderne was recently invited to the unveiling of the Senn Model One in Nashville. Jeff Senn Guitars is a name well known in Music City. Jeff Senn builds instruments and does repairs for some of the top session players in town. What made the Model One interesting to Guitar Moderne was first and foremost its original retro-future appearance. Sure, it is reminiscent of pawnshop prizes like old Silvertones and Senn’s beloved Guyatones, but has a “moderne” look as well.
This guitar shares the silhouette of various ’60s Harmony and Silvertone releases, like the ones played by Annie “St Vincent” Clark The original 1478 had the now coveted “harp” style gold foil pickups, but vintage tone lovers will not be disappointed with the reissue’s pickups. They show some of the character and punch of the gold foils, but with sound of their own.