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Beautiful 1960 Harmony Stratotone Mercury, the fancy curly maple version of the quintessential one-pup rocker with the tres cool Dearmond gold foil. Excellent cosmetic and playing condition, with just a few scuffs and dings here and there. A little finish cracking by the tailpiece/endpin, but not into the wood. Looks awesome. Flamey top and back, and has little birdseyes on the bass side. Nice player, with good frets. High E action set at 5/64" at 12th fret. Lots of saddle to work with, but if you go lower you won't fret as cleanly. Nothing dead though, it just will get a little buzzy beyond the 15th fret. A couple minor dents along the back of the neck (be careful leaning your guitar), but small and out of the way enough not to bother you when playing. New harness, but without the selector switch hooked up (that's just a pointer knob on a disconnected pot). The original pots work fine, but the selector switch was intermittent. Well, I putzed around with it and it stopped working altogether! Original harness is of course included, and IMHO the selector is probably fixable by someone experienced with vintage wiring and components. The new harness is high quality - CTS pots and a paper-in-oil cap. It's actually kinda nice to have a full-range tone control rather than the on-off mud switch we usually have on dimestore guitars! BTW, most players just leave the selector alone on these anyway. The "Treble" setting bypasses the tone pot, leaving the tone maxed. The "Rhythm" setting attenuates volume, which you can do with the knob. The "Bass" setting activates the tone pot, and so is exactly the same as if the selector wasn't there. Killer tone and awesome mojo. Comes in a period-correct grey tweed soft-shell case, but not original to this particular guitar.

Hootenanny Vintage Guitars

1960
Harmony
Excellent
Natural
Soft
9 Years
Hootenanny Vintage Guitars
Thomas Patrick Diggins
330-717-4287
Youngstown, OH
12:17 AM

Real charges only - no added materials or handling charges. All guitars insured for full value. I will use the least expensive shipping available, although this may be slow in some circumstances (e.g. parcel post). Please let me know if you desire a faster, albeit more, expensive service. Please allow 2 - 4 days of time to prepare and pack your guitar IN ADDITION to the actual shipping transit.

NO buyer's remorse PLEASE! Damage or loss in shipping = insurance claim (with which I will be glad to assist you). At my discretion, a disatistfied buyer may return a guitar (with a thorough explanation) for a full refund of purchase price but not of shipping. I'd rather begrudgingly take back a guitar than truly disappoint a customer. If, however, I have ever made a serious error in identification/originality/damage etc. that negatively affects a guitar's value, then a full refund including shipping will be given. PLEASE file any return claims ASAP - seven days at most.