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*** Harmony Stratotone H44 Guitar Electric Vintage H 44 Silvertone Holmstrom ***
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Jun 03, 2012
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US $1,775.00
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States


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Used: An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully ... Read moreabout the condition

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Up for grabs is a chance to buy one Harmony's most coveted guitars, the Stratotone H44 made famous by Rick Holmstrom, Ritchie Valens, and others.

This particular Stratotone is a magnificent example and sounds really inspiring. The overall condition is very good for a 50+ year old guitar. The paint is in great shape and still has a nice sheen/sparkle. As you can see in the pictures, this H44 oozes mojo. The guitar just looks and feels incredible.

The frets are in great condition, the neck is straight and fat. No buzzing, fret sprouting, fret pits, etc. The action is low and the guitar plays itself.

Everything is original on the guitar except the bridge (a repro replaced the original), the nut, and the input jack plate (an aluminum plate replaced the plastic). The nut and bridge were replaced at the same time. The plate was replaced by the original owner.

This guitar was modded, as you can see in the pictures, the floating tailpiece was screwed to the body by two wood screws. The mod was done by my tech, who also replaced the old nut, and bridge. This is an old trick to maximize sustain and improve tuning performance by providing a much sharper angle break across the bridge. I have to admit that the guitar sounds 100% better after the mod, I guess that is why the mod is so popular. The guitar just rings like a bell, sustains forever, and sounds so thick like the best les paul you have ever heard. After the mod the guitar still retains the lo-fi character these are famous for but it also adds some refinement that truly makes it a versatile instrument.

No case is provided. I will double box the guitar and pack the item very securely. 

I promise you will not be disappointed.

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