The Silvertone brand was created by Sears, Roebuck and Co. in 1915. Their models were produced by several American and Japanese manufacturers until 1973, when the last of those manufacturers, Harmony, closed their Chicago factory. It was not until 1995 that Samick bought the brand [1] and began producing what were essentially re-branded Samicks. Some were made in Korea, although most were Indonesian.

In 2013, Samick introduced the Silvertone Classic Series; reissues of the original Silvertone models from the 50's and 60's. These models are all made in Indonesia.