1954 Harmony 12-fret terz in ladder-braced solid birch over birch, 1 3/4" nut, 2 1/4" string spacing, sweet little guitar that plays and sounds large
This little gal started her life as a Roy Rogers signature model, date stamped 1954, built during the TV cowboy guitar era. Back off rebuild, this guitar now offers modern updates including new top bracing, neckset with new rosewood bridge and compensated bone saddle. Sweet tone tuned G-G or baby growler in standard tuning.
SPECS: terz-size body, 12-fret neck, ladder-braced birch top, sides and back, paddle headstock, original tuning machines, steel reinforced poplar neck with soft “V” neck profile, bound top, original fretboard with brass frets and painted markers, rosewood bridge, ebony pins, bone nut and saddle. Nut width: 1 3/4", String Spacing: 2 1/4", Scale length: 21 1/2", Upper bout: 8 5/8", Lower Bout: 11 1/4", Body length: 15 3/4", Widest body depth: 3 1/4", Overall length: 32 3/4" , Neck thickness at 1st fret: 7/8", Neck thickness at 5th fret: 7/8", Action: 3/32", string gauge setup: extra light 47-10s in G-G tuning or mediums 56-13s in standard tuning.
CONDITION: All solid woods in excellent rebuilt condition. Top finish has alligator crazing and edge wear with bumps and bruises everywhere else. Top was rebraced, some back braces were reused. Work included neckset, fresh bracing update, leveling fretboard/frets, binding, bridge and a sweet setup.
SOUND: Bell like tone with surprising clarity. G-G tuning is a joy for frequent capo users to go capo-free. Small in body but plays like a normal size guitar with 1 3/4" and 2 1/4" string spacing at the saddle. It can take strumming or barefingers, which I can make easy with the setup of your choice.
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