Harmony Patrician Archtop Guitar
This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2007-09-30)
Price : US $158.09
Up for sale is a vintage archtop guitar, A Patrician model 1407, made by the Harmony Company on Chicago in 1948. It features a solid mahogany back and sides and a solid spruce top, rosewood fingerboard and (probably) a maple neck. There is no structural damage, but it has lots of dings and scratches. The back of the neck has some gouges, most likely from a capo. Lots of finish checking too. The pickguard is missing. The tuners look like they've been changed, but the ones currently on look like period Harmony tuners to me. The bone nut has a chip missing on the bass side but it doesn't affect function. A very nice trashy/bluesy tone. Patricians were well-made guitars. Here's just a nice old vintage archtop, good player, worn and aged.
On Sep-25-07 at 18:14:16 PDT, seller added the following information:
I want to add that the bridge has been filed down (the bottom part) by a previous owner to lower the action, which is approx 3/16' at the 12th fret and the bridge is adjusted down as low as it can go. There is a very narrow gap between the nrck-body joint that a business card can be slid into approx 1/4', but not a credit card. The neck is not twisted, but there is a very faint bow visible.
On Sep-26-07 at 10:49:44 PDT, seller added the following information:
I also want to add that the replacement tuners were intalled upside down, with the gears facing the top of the headstock.
This guitar is sold (sold on 2007-09-30)
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emile kruger said...
I HAVE A S47 HARMONY PARTICIAN, ORIGANAL AS BOUGHT, THE NECK BENDED DUE TO AGE, IS IT WORTH FIXING? ANNY INFO YOU HAVE YOU CAN MAIL ME AT EKRUGER@ISAT.CO.ZA