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Harmony: Model H50
Circa 1952

Harmony H50 made by Harmony in Chicago, one pickup, electric guitar, hollow body, sunburst white striped binding, spruce top, maple sides and back, made in 1952 This is an H50 guitar made by Harmony of Chicago circa 1952. It is a hollowbody, sunburst, bound, archtop with a single coil pickup with a tortoise shell surround, raised, molded, tortoise shell pickguard surrounding the pickup, matched spruce top with maple sides and back, brown deluxe knobs, a black plastic strap button at the bottom, two f-holes, trapeze style fixed tailpeice, white celluloid binding on the body and neck, adjustable rosewood bridge and a beautiful headstock with a crested "H" logo and lightening bolt. This guitar is gorgeuous from its fancy heraldry-style headstock to its unique knobs. It is 100% original and still looks fine for an over sixty-four year old instrument. This H50 is in good condition. The neck is straight, the action is fast and the pickup seems to be as clear and potent as it has ever been. It still looks lovely, feels fantastic and sounds superb. Don't miss your chance to get this classic!

CONDITION:
This guitar is 100% original. It is in good condition. There are about three minor scrapes to the finish on the lower treble bout, about two scrapes on the bass side above the f-hole and some scrapes to the finish near the bridge. There are also about three or four tiny barely visible spots of wear on the back and on the sides. The headstock has some wear on top and the neck has some along the sides of the top. This guitar looks fantastic, plays beautifully and sounds great!
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TUNERS:
The 2x3 inline, closed-back, Kluson Deluxe tuners with white plastic buttons are in good working condition. They turn smoothly and hold the tuning well.
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NECK:
The neck is in good shape. It's a straight, glued-on neck with rectangular, mother-of-pearl inlays on a Brazilian rosewood fretboard, 20 frets, and a 25" scale. There is a small bit of playing wear on the first fret. The top sides of the neck has some paint wear. The headstock features a tortoise shell top with an engraved, white scripted, "Harmony" and lightening bolt with gold outline behind a blue, gold outlined, shield with a gold "H" inside. Below the shield in gold letters is "H50". The front of the headstock is very clean. The back has some wear at the top. The action is medium-fast. The neck and the frets feel fantastic under your fingers. Description from VintageSilvertones.com

PICKUPS:
It has one metal, single coil pickup at the neck which has a very clean, potent, round, warm, jazzy tone. There are two deluxe, brown knobs: one tone and one volume. Using the tone pot, you can get a variety of sounds suitable for many musical styles. The pots sound quite clean.

The Dimensions are:
    Overall length: 42"Description from VintageSilvertones.com
    Body width: 16.5"
    Body thickness: 3 3/8" with neck 3.75"Description from VintageSilvertones.com
    Scale: 25" approx.
    Width of the nut: 1 11/16" (depth 7/8")
    String height at 12th fret: 1/16"

1952 Wexler Catalog description:

HARMONY ELECTRIC GUITARS AND AMPLIFIERS
Harmony Electric Guitars are highly perfected dependable instruments. Built into each is the time-tested "Tone Emphasizer" pickup, adjustable to the players liking, and having separate volume and tone controls. Designed for easy response and full rich tone.
MODEL H50 SPANISH ELECTRIC GUITARS
Grand Auditorium size, arched, in rich two-tone sunburst polished finish. Maple back and sides, spruce top. Celluloid bound and inlaid. Engraved head. Individual tuning keys. Rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Use with either amplifier shown.
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H50 Guitar only.................
C50 Carrying case extra.........
H50-205 Guitar with 5 tube amplifier
H50-191 Guitar with 3 tube amplifier
Replaced by Model H60

Harmony H50 Item#: h3065 $1399
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Harmony H50 made by Harmony in Chicago, one pickup, electric guitar, hollow body, sunburst white striped binding, spruce top, maple sides and back, made in 1952


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