What makes this guitar special: Super clean for its age and with all the charm of 50s Harmonys, this hollow body has a ton of character in both appearance and sound. It has a nice natural acoustic resonance that has a decent amount of both volume and a nice touch of warmth. Amplified, its pickups output a big, warm, and rounded tone that complements its inherent acoustic sound, with a bridge that opens a bit sweeter and boasts more clarity and both of which are classically dark and never get too bright. The neck has a old-school chunky feel to it that any players who like a profile closer to a baseball bat will surely enjoy, yet its not so big that modern players won’t be able to adjust. Plus, outside of a few love marks here and there and expected aging, it is in fantastic condition for a guitar that’s over half a century old, and it also comes with a hardshell case and a professional setup so it plays great the moment it arrives.
Condition: This guitar is in very good condition overall. It does show various small nicks, dings, dents, scratches, and other forms of light wear, but is still incredibly clean for a guitar that’s 60 years old. The binding shows a few small splits, but doesn’t go through the purfling and is still fully in-place and not pulling away. The frets show light to mild wear but are even and still play great from the nut up into the cutaway and the neck is comfortable.
Body: Single cutaway hollow body with a spruce top and curly maple back and sides in Natural Blonde finish. Tortoiseshell top and back binding. Segmented F-holes. Rosewood adjustable bridge and trapeze tailpiece. White plastic cupcake control knobs.
Neck: Chunky U shaped maple neck and rosewood fingerboard with white block inlays. Open-gear Grover tuning machines. 1 ¾” nut width. 25” scale length. .95” deep at the 1st fret.
Electronics: Harmony metal soapbar-style pickups. 2 x volume, 2 x tone controls. 3-way pickup selector.
Neck: 8.28k Ohms
Bridge: 7.68k Ohms
Weight: 6 lbs 6.5 oz
Playability/Sound: The chunky neck has a great full in-hand feel that old-school players will surely enjoy, yet modern players should have no trouble working around. The pickups are warm and full with a rounded neck response and a sweeter bridge tone, both of which have a classically dark vintage sound that never gets too bright.
Case: Includes unoriginal hardshell case.