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circa 1962

Silvertone 1423 - Harmony Jupiter 2 DeArmond pickups, black sparkle finish, made in Chicago circa 1962This is an early 1960's Silvertone made by Harmony of Chicago. The Jupiter 1423 is the top of Harmony's Stratotone line. The body style is similar to a Les Paul. It has DeArmond pickups, beautiful mother-of-pearl block inlays on the neck, a black finish speckled with rich gold color and the "Blender" control which regulates the bass and treble pickups. The guitar features a fully adjustable bridge and a fixed trapeze style tailpiece. The fast action feels good on the fingers and the sweet tone tells the story of its over 54 years of rocking and rolling. This guitar is in good condition for its age, plays beautifully and sounds excellent.Description from

CONDITION:Description from
This guitar is clean and in good condition for its age. The pots have been replaced by a previous owner. The paint and finish are good. There are a couple of minor scrapes on the front and the bottom strap pin is missing.

TUNERS:Description from
All original, opened back, three in-line, chrome plated, plastic button tuners, smooth and in great working order.
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NECK:Description from
Bolt-on, straight, fully bound, mother of pearl inlays on rosewood fretboard, 20 frets, and 24.25" scale. Frets are in good condition with lots of life left in them. The action is fast. The frets and fretboard feels fantastic under your fingers. The logo'd headstock has some slight paint wear on the edges. The neck is kept straight with an adjustable struss rod.
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PICKUPS:Description from
Two DeArmonds that give a great surf or heavy rock sound but could work for a varity of styles. Neck (bass) pickup is very strong, rich, and loud with a bite. When the tone knob is turned low the volume decreases too, but when the tone is full the pickup is potent, clean and bright. Bridge (treble) pickup is very twangy, bright and loud with a smooth bite. Overall, the pickups work well and sound excellent. This guitar is capable of producing a wide variety of tones suitable for many styles including, rock, jazz, funk, soul, country and blues. Individual volume and tone controls for both pickups along with the Blender control and three position pickup selector switch.Description from

DIMENSIONS:Description from
    Overall length: 39"
    Body width: 13.25"
    Body thickness: 1 7/8" (2 1/8" with neck)
    Scale: 24.25"
    Width of the nut: 1.75"
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    Depth of the neck at nut: .75" approximately

Here's the original description from the 1961 Sears catalog:Description from
Dual Pickup Guitar
emphasizes treble, bass
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Black finish speckled with rich gold color. Blender switch for special tone effects...tone, volume controls for each pickup. Adjustable bridge. Spruce top and back, maple sides. 38 x 13 x 2 inches. Model 1423L with original chipboard case K736L

Harmony Jupiter model #1423L Item #: h3049 SOLD

Silvertone 1423 - Harmony Jupiter 2 DeArmond pickups, black sparkle finish, made in Chicago circa 1962

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