Here we have a highly popular model from yesteryear, a 1958 Harmony Stratotone. These guitars have a strong following and it’s easy to understand why once you’ve played one. This one is honestly in the best overall condition of any we’ve had come through our shop, especially from a playability perspective. Some light pick indentations on the top, a replaced knob (broken original in case), small pickguard addition, and a broken bottom strap button, but otherwise just the lightest of playwear for a 60+ year-old guitar. Most importantly it plays and sounds as awesome as it looks.
Original Nickel open-geared tuners. Super comfortable 1 3/4 inch nut width. Maple neck with a 24 inch scale length and 12 inch radius. Neck depth at the first fret is .9375 inches and at the twelfth fret one full inch. 3-ply bound Rosewood fingerboard with 20 frets in good condition and just a little minor denting on the first and second frets. A pair of fantastic DeArmond gold foil pickups. Adjustable Rosewood bridge and trapeze tailpiece.
This is a fine example of late 50s craftsmanship that’s still great looking, eminently playable, and super sounding. To top it all off, this guitar comes with its original two-tone softshell case in very good condition. What more could you ask for Stratotone lovers?
Serial: 3516 H49
Case: Two-Tone Original Softshell Case in Good Condition
Weight: 4 pounds 14 ounces
Condition: Very Good Vintage Condition (with moderate playwear and some edge wear on the headstock)
Modifications: Small clear plastic pickguard connector installed; one replaced knob (original is in case); broken bottom strap button
Comments: One of the most popular vintage Harmony electrics ever made.