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  1. mandobandit

    mandobandit Senior Member

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    C828201A-DF06-458D-A9C6-69368EA12ADF.jpeg A221F909-0F9F-4372-AD17-DD59FD23CD7A.jpeg A05DC7AF-CCBE-496E-A99B-914406C59752.jpeg I bought this about 30 years ago and about 10 years ago sold it to my younger brother.
    Last week he said he was thinning the herd and would I like to buy it back.
    I accepted, pickups sound great it plays like I believe it did new in the 60s so it’s rough but I’m going to be working on it to get it a bit more tunable and reliable.
    I would say it’s 9 out of 10 for condition.
    My first wife was a graphic artist and did the image on the pick guard
    What do you think?
     
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    jimmyjames Senior Member

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    Grab it, at the expected brotherly discount price :naughty: Amber knobs, trim pickguard to carry it straight thru. Set it up just right, you'll wonder why you ever let it go :cool2:
     
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    mandobandit Senior Member

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    Would any of you knowledgeable folks have a good web resource for the Harmony guitars in particular serial number/to production year?
     
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    Olds442 Senior Member

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    hey that looks pretty cool. nice to get an old guitar back after those years I'd imagine.
     
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    Nice.
    Here's my Meteor. Bought 1970/71. It's currently in bits. Pic taken about 1977. Me Andy Mont Merence.jpg
     
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    Duane_the_tub Senior Member

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    I like it. The pickguard design is cool too, reminds me of an old tatoo.
     
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    AK Epi Player Senior Member

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    While I may not be knowledgeable, I have one that looks close to yours. I got it a year or so ago in a partial trade for my Crews KTR LS (bad move, I miss it!).

    Look down inside the upper F hole, and it should have some ink stamps. My are : "6-72-?", Made in USA, and: 6151H56-1.
    So, mine is a H56-1 from 1972.

    Hopefully you can find/see them in yours. Good luck!
     
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    mandobandit Senior Member

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    thank you I am having fun with it the graphic was painted by my ex-wife it is in part why I passed it on to my brother, now 30 years later whatever bad memories have faded and the guitar is a blast to have back and the pick guard and art belong together
     
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    mandobandit Senior Member

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    cracking cool photo, and a pair of classic guitars
     
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    Thumpalumpacus Senior Member

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    I worked on a similar guitar recently, a Harmony-built Silvertone, same body-style, three DeArmond pickups, that was a surprisingly good guitar. Do you know what your pickups are?
     
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    mandobandit Senior Member

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    Pickups are the double mustache
    Serial number was poorly stamped model was clear but its definitely a H54
    And it’s either a 66 or a 68 though I lean towards the 66 stamp is just not 100% definitive
     
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    Thank you.
    They are probably of similar age. The Tele, I'm told, is an early ('65?) CBS with some pre - CBS left over parts. My Meteor has 'June 5 1964' stamped on the rear of the bridge pickup. In '74 I removed the bridge pup and hacked out the top for a T-Top! I gave the DeArmond away but was re - united with it some 30 years later. The T-Top found its' way into a hand built DC guitar and the Meteor is waiting to be restored.
     
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    mandobandit Senior Member

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    friends please indulge my update on the Rocket, we have lift off.
    I received it back 2 weeks ago today, $91.00 and about 6 hours of parts replacement later and going back and forth tweaking the set up I now have a killer rockabilly guitar.
    Honestly I thought it would be as it was before cool vintage guitar that did not play well and took up space more of a novelty.
    After completing the work this afternoon I'm very pleased, I figured I would get the bug for a archtop with a wiggle stick and maybe get a Chinese Gretsch or maybe a Reverend Pete Anderson PA-1, but now all I need is a proper case for taking it to jam with my drummer buddy from work.
    The only thing that could use some love is maybe the electronics the control pots are a bit wonky so I may try spraying with contact cleaner in the hopes it improves function.
    parts
    Graphtech nut
    Gotoh tuners
    ebony bridge from Stew Mac IMG_3813.jpg IMG_3819.jpg IMG_3829.jpg IMG_3833.jpg
     

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