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Harmony Vibra Jet: Model H66
Circa 1961

Harmony H66 made by Harmony in Chicago, two pickup, electric guitar, hollow body, sunburst white binding, made in 1961 This is an H66 guitar made by Harmony of Chicago in 1961. It is a hollowbody, sunburst, bound, double cutaway with two single coil pickups with metal surrounds, raised, molded, tortoise shell pickguard, transparent deluxe knobs, a black plastic strap button at the top and a black plastic one at the bottom, two f-holes, trapeze style fixed tailpeice, white celluloid binding on the body and neck and an adjustable rosewood bridge. This guitar features a metal plate below the treble f-hole that has knobs on it that control the built in tremolo sound effect. With these knobs you can turn on the effect and control the depth and speed of te tremolo effect right on the guitar. There is also a metal cap on the plate where the battery is inserted. In addition to this rare feature this guitar is gorgeuous and sounds as great too. 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 and very clean. There are a few barely visible lines of crazing on the front and one tiny spot of wear to the finish near the tremolo controls. The headstock has some wear on top. This guitar still looks fantastic, plays beautifully and sounds great!
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TUNERS:
The individual, opened-back, 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, bolt-on neck with circular, pearl inlays on a rosewood fretboard, 20 frets, and a 24" scale. There is some barely visible wear on the back of the neck that does not affect the playability of the instrument. The headstock, which has a little wear on top, features a raised, scripted, "Harmony" logo. The front of the headstock is very clean. Teh neck is kept straight with an adjustable truss rod. The action is fast. The neck and the frets feel fantastic under your fingers. Description from VintageSilvertones.com

PICKUPS:
It has two De Armond single coil pickups. The neck pickup has a great, very clean, potent, round, warm, jazzy tone. The neck pickup has a fantastic tone with a treblier edge than the neck pickup. There are four translucent knobs: one tone and one volume for each pickup. There is also a three way pickup selector switch to choose between the neck, bridge and both pickups. Using the controls appropriately, you can get a variety of sounds suitable for many musical styles. The electronics sound quite clean and are in good working order.

The Dimensions are:
    Overall length: 41"Description from VintageSilvertones.com
    Body width: 16"
    Body thickness: 2" with neck 3.25"Description from VintageSilvertones.com
    Scale: 24" approx.
    Width of the nut: 1.75" (depth 7/8")
    String height at 12th fret: 1/16"

1961 HARMONY Catalog description:

NEW VIBRA JET GUITAR WITH ELECTRONIC TREMOLO
Built In...Transistorized...Finger Tip Control...Performs With Any Amplifier Want unusual sound effects in your playing? Would you enjoy "tremolo" at your fingertips in your guitar, as now obtainable only thru special circuit amplifiers? Then Harmony's Vibra-Jet Tremolo Electric is for you! Enjoy pulsating Tremolo through your guitar, not through your amplifier. Built into this handsome Neo-Cutaway Double Pickup Electric is a skillfully engineered transitorized and miniaturized assembly (made in America) which, at your command, produces a Tremolo effect through any amplifier.Description from VintageSilvertones.com

A lever, in easy reach of your little finger as you play (see illustration), activates Tremolo effect. Adjacent knobs control the speed of the beat, and depth of the modulation. Powered by inexpensive battery. The amplifier you play need not have a built-in tremolo. The built-in double pickups are Golden-Tone Indox, designed in cooperation with De Armond. Each has volume and tone controls. A 3 position switch permits playing through either pickup, or both together, with or without tremolo effect.Description from VintageSilvertones.com

Ultra-Thin Neo-Cutaway (modified double cutaway) hollow body. Beautifully polished mohagany shaded finish with sunburst effects.

Harmony's favored Ultra-Slim neck with Torque-Lok reinforcing rod, narrow ebonized bound fingerboard and straight line design provedes uniform "feel" throughout all positions.
No. H66--Vibra-Jet Guitar. Size 15 3/4 x 40 1/2 in.--rim 2 in. deep....$189.50
No. C70--Carrying Case,
keratol, plush lined....22.50

Vibra Jet
Transistorized Built-In Tremolo
a) Finger lever for Battery Control and Tremolo Activation.
b) Tremolo speed control.Description from VintageSilvertones.com
c) Tremolo modulation or depth control.
d) Removable cap, concealing small battery.

NO. H66 $189.00.Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Replaced by Model H60

Harmony H66 Item#: h3071 $1479
(Free shipping!*)

Harmony H66 made by Harmony in Chicago, two pickup, electric guitar, hollow body, sunburst white binding, made in 1961


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