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Harmony Silhouette Solidbody Electric Guitar, Slate

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The new Harmony Silhouette offset solidbody electric guitar, marks the return of what was at one time of the world’s largest instrument manufacturers.

Harmony dates back to 1892, was purchased by Sears, Roebuck & Co, in 1916 and were based in Chicago, Illinois. From the 1940s until closing in 1975 Harmony built millions of guitars, mandolins, banjos ukuleles and other instruments in the low, mid and professional ranges. These instruments were sold under a host of brand names including Silvertone, Stella, Harmony and Vogue. However, the increasing tides of of low cost import models pushed Harmony into bankruptcy in 1975.

In 2018, Bandcamp Americas LLC purchased the name and assets and has begun offering new models like the Harmony Rebel, built at a plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Here we’re looking at a new offset body Harmony Silhouette in a lightly metallic Slate nitrocellulose lacquer finish on the body, while the neck has a natural clear coat. It uses a bolt-on neck construction, with the contoured body built of Alder and the neck of Maple.

The neck of the new Harmony Silhouette has a 22 fret, 25 inch (5635mm) scale length Ebony fingerboard with Mother of Pearl dot position markers. The truss rod adjuster is located at the head under a small plastic cover. The headstock tips back slightly to maintain downward pressure on the nut without the need for string trees, and locking tuners are installed. For body hardware, there is a custom made short three saddle bridge – rather like a cut-back Telecaster bridge. Pickups are new, hand wound Harmony Gold Foil models, leading to a pickup selector and master Volume and Tone controls. The controls are capped with original style ‘Cupcake’ knobs in creme plastic.

The new Harmony Silhouette is a high quality instrument, with definite retro looks. It’s well built and finished, has a decent factory setup, and sounds great. It’s sold with a MONO brand padded gig bag.

More From the Builder On The Harmony Silhouette:

“Boasting a unique off-set shape that is both sleek and comfortable, and uncomplicated wiring of our custom Harmony gold foils; the Harmony Silhouette is the perfect guitar for players looking for a new playing experience.

  • Body Material: Alder
  • Body Color: Slate
  • Body Finish: Nitrocellulose
  • Fretboard Material: Ebony
  • Fretboard Radius: 12″
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • Neck Width: 1-11/16″
  • Neck Profile: “C”
  • Neck Wood: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose
  • Scale Length: 25″
  • No. of Frets: 22
  • Fretboard Inlays: Dot
  • Pickup: Custom gold foil mini-humbuckers (Neck & Bridge)
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone, 3-way Toggle Switch
  • Electronics: Orange drop capacitor
  • Bridge: Custom half-bridge with compensated saddles
  • Strings: Harmony HE02, 10-46
  • Tuning Machines: Locking
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome
  • Control Knobs: Custom cupcake
  • Switch Tip: Chrome
  • Case: MONO Vertigo Electric Guitar Case

 

Price: $1,799.00 CAD
  • Model: Silhouette
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Slate
  • Class: New
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 26/03/2020

  • Not Consignment

  • Including original Gig Bag case
  • Instrument Weight: 7/04lbs 3.2kg
  • Scale Length: 635mm 25in
  • Nut Width: 43mm 1.6875in
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