1969 Harmony 00-size, 12-fret in ladder-braced spruce/birch, 1 13/16” nut, 2 5/16” string spacing, nice all-around player for bare fingerstyle or strumming
I needed to borrow the slothead neck from this guitar for the 30s Regal rebuild and decided to just swap necks between the two projects giving this old Harmony a rare paddle head look. The neck exchange did nothing to dampen the tone and playability of this guitar as the 50 year old, tight grained spruce top rings loud and clear. Upgrades include neckset, updated bracing, adjustable truss rod, new fretboard/frets and pyramid bridge. Solid pedigree, great tone and nice value for the money.
SPECS: 00-size body, 12-fret neck with paddle headstock, ladder-braced book matched spruce top in aged finish, birch sides and back in original red mahogany lacquer finish, poplar neck in matching worn finish, adjustable truss rod, MOP fretboard inlays with corresponding side dots, vintage tuning machines with covers, “C” neck profile, radius’d rosewood fretboard with new frets, new rosewood bridge, original top binding, unbleached bone pins, nut and saddle, original paper label retained. Nut width: 1 13/16”, String Spacing: 2 5/16”, Scale length: 25”, Upper bout: 11 1/8”, Lower Bout: 14 1/4”, Body length: 18 3/8”, Widest body depth: 3 3/4”, Overall length: 37 5/8”, Neck thickness at 1st fret: 7/8“, Neck thickness at 5th fret: 13/16”, Action: 1/8”, string gauge setup: D’addario EJ 26 Custom light gauge strings.
CONDITION: Solid, crack free condition. Finish loss where the guitar rests on your knee. Upgrades included neckset, upgrades to top bracing and bridge plate, new fretboard/frets, adjustable truss rod, pyramid bridge, finish touchups. Please note that vintage surfaces will have underlying swirls, scrapes, scratches, bumps and bruises.
SOUND: Full and vibrant tone with good projection. The acoustic sound played bare fingerstyle is solid enough but the flatpick adds a whole other dimension. Neck plays easy with no dead spots and adjustable truss rod will help to keep it playing that way.
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