SOLD - Harmony Meteor H-70 1959 Sunburst

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This 1959 Harmony H-70 is a killer player compared to others we've had through the shop.  It appears to have had a professional refret and a new nut.  We just did a fresh fret crown and polish to top it off.

The trapeze tailpiece was changed to a Gibson style unit and the bridge may have been swapped out as well.  All of thee things have helped with playability and there is only one added hole in the guitar for the tailpiece.  The pickups have been removed and returned to the guitar as well - see the picture showing the splices under the pickups.

There are some dings, donks and scratches that add to the vintage appeal of the guitar, but no signs of abuse - just normal wear for a guitar from 1959.

The hardshell case is not original to the guitar, but it is a nice bonus.

  • Color: Sunburst
  • Weight: 6lbs 3.2ozs
  • Top: Spruce
  • Body: Maple
  • Body Date/Code: S-59
  • Neck: Poplar
  • Fretboard: Brazilian rosewood
  • Inlays: Mother of pearl blocks
  • Frets: Perhaps refretted with a fresh fret crown and polish!
  • Fret count: 20
  • Nut: Non original, synthetic
  • Nut width: 1 3/4"
  • Scale: 24"
  • Radius: 7.25"
  • Neck thickness at 1st fret: 0.92"
  • Neck thickness at 10th fret: 0.92
  • Action 1st String at 12th Fret: 2mm/ 2/32"
  • Action 6th String at 12th Fret: 2.25mm/ 3/32"
  • Total length: 40"
  • Lower bout: 15 13/16"
  • Waist: 9 5/8"
  • Upper bout: 11 1/4"
  • Body depth/thickness: 2"
  • String gauge: .010-.046"
  • Hardware Color: Chrome and nickel
  • Bridge Pickup/Brand: Rowe Industries
  • Bridge Pickup Reading: 9.40k
  • Pickup Original?: Maybe, has been out and put back, rewind?
  • Neck Pickup/Brand: Rowe Industries
  • Neck Pickup Reading: 9.20k
  • Pickup Original?: Maybe, has been out and put back in, rewind?
  • Pickguard: Original
  • Bridge: Replaced bridge and tailpiece
  • Tuners: Original, #5 has a pronounced wobble
  • Switch: Original
  • Pots/Codes: Original
  • Case: HSC
  • Notes: Pickups altered, bridge, tailpiece, and nut are non original, tuner #5 has a wobble, 

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