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1963 Harmony H1 Vintage Lap Steel Copper w/ DeArmond Hershey Bar Pickup

$499.99

+ shipping

Up for sale, a 1963 Harmony H1 lap steel guitar in excellent condition and in perfect working order. Featuring the same DeArmond "Hershey Bar" pickup found in the lauded Stratotone guitars, the sound is smooth yet hot, with a cutting, sparkling top end. The scale length is 22 3/4“, a modern bone nut measures 1 15/16“ in width, and string spacing on the large aluminum bridge is 2 1/4“.

The electronics work as they should, with the stock DeArmond-made pickup wired to CTS pots that date to the 34th week of 1963. The cream cupcake knobs are mounted to a black one-ply control panel, and the black pickup/bridge cover has a clean silkscreened Harmony logo with a cleanly repaired U-shaped split in the plastic. The nitro lacquer Copper finish is 100% original, and the graphics are clean on the fretboard, with contrasted black geometric position markers. Cosmetic wear is limited to light scuffs and marks, and the original felt is intact on the bottom of the steel.

A gigbag is included.