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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 fast action feels good on the fingers. This guitar features a set list on its back from perhaps a rocking gig in its long and interesting history. Listen to the stories this guitar can tell you with its sweet tone. Other than some very little wear on top of the headstock, this guitar looks really good, plays beautifully and sounds excellent. It comes with a good quality gig bag.Description from

CONDITION:Description from
This guitar is in good condition. Very clean and 100% original. The paint and finish have endured the years very well.
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TUNERS:Description from
All original, opened back, individual chrome plated, plastic button tuners in good working order.

NECK:Description from
Bolt-on, straight, fully bound, mother of pearl inlays on rosewood fretboard, 20 frets, and 25.25" 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. Headstock has some slight paint wear.
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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. Bridge (treble) pickup is very twangy and loud with a smooth bite. Overall, the pickups work and sound excellent. Both together are very jazzy sounding. Individual volume and tone controls for both pickups along with the Blender control and three position pickup selector switch. All electronics work properly.
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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 #: h3046 SOLD

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