|Comments||The Harmony company made a huge number of instruments between 1945 and 1978, under their own name and under contract to other distributors and retailers. At one time, if you went anywhere in North America, somebody had a Harmony-produced instrument. However, Harmony instruments moved well offshore – there are a number of photos from 1963 of Keith Richards playing a Harmony Meteor.
This 1969 Harmony H54-1 Rocket is characteristic of Harmony’s line. The Rocket was introduced in 1958 as a single-cutaway archtop electric, and at the end of 1967 it gained a second cutaway. It’s fully hollow, with a sound post and laminate top, back and sides.
|Serial Number||7732H54-1, and S-69, built during 1969 at the Harmony factory in Chicago, Illinois.|
|Pricing||$750.00 CAD with non-original hardshell case. SOLD|
|Neck||Maple neck, bolt on, with bound, ‘ebonized’ fingerboard (possibly maple). Faux mother of pearl block position markers.|
|Frets||Minor fret wear particularly in the lower positions.|
|Body||Double-cutaway laminate hollow body with sound post under the bridge.|
|Finish||Original nitrocellulose lacquer red sunburst finishj, in good condition.|
|Hardware/electronics||Original hardware except for addition of tune-o-matic bridge. Open strip tuners with creme plastic buttons, deArmond pickups, pickup selector, individual volume and tone controls. The pickguard has been cracked and repaired near the neck mount screw.|
|Playability/Action||Plays quite well.|
|Case||Flat top hardshell case included.|
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