1950s Harmony 0-size, 12-fret in ladder-braced solid birch, 1 3/4” nut, 2 5/16” string spacing, nice melodic sustain
This guitar was made by Harmony for the Canadian market and sold through Eaton Dept Stores. This particular guitar was once owned by the infamous Rosie Parisien of Winnipeg, CA as etched in the wood on the back. Great piece of history that’s been brought back to life and ready for another 70 years of playing time.
SPECS: 0-size body, 12-fret neck with slotted headstock, ladder-braced birch top in mottled finish, sides and back in original stained brown finish, neck in black finish, replacement tuning machines, steel reinforced neck with nice “C” profile, rosewood fretboard with new frets, MOP markers on 5, 7, and 9th frets, rosewood bridge, ebony pins, bone nut and saddle. Nut width: 1 3/4”, String Spacing: 2 5/16“, Scale length: 25”, Upper bout: 9 3/4“, Lower Bout: 13 1/4”, Body length: 17 5/8”, Widest body depth: 3 3/4”, Overall length: 36 5/8”, Neck thickness at 1st fret: 7/8”, Neck thickness at 5th fret: 7/8”, Action: 1/8”, string gauge setup: custom lights 52-11 gauge standard tuning.
CONDITION: Top-off rebuild upgraded this old gal into a modern player. Finish has scuffs, crazing, squiggles, edge wear, with some gouge and seam shrinkage. Bracing was updated to accommodate modern custom light set string tension. Other work included neckset, new fretboard/frets, bridge and setup.
SOUND: This guitar is a fine all-around player capable of handling many styles of play. It has unusually fine sustain for an all-birch guitar. It would make a good fit for fingerstyle players but I can setup the guitar to suit your playing style before shipping.
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