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Sunburst Harmony Jumbo 1266 Guitar

Sold ! This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-08-30)
Price : US $110.00

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This beautiful guitar is playable and has that booming Harmony jumbo sound. That's the good news. The bad news is that it has been the victim, as far as I can tell, of two botched neck repairs. I acquired it thinking I would try to have it restored, but I just can't justify in my current situation shelling out the money, so I am putting it up for sale. It is essentially a fancy version of the more common 1260 jumbo, with all solid woods and a 1 3/4 nut. There is no date stamp inside, but I am guessing circa 1970.

Please note that a JLD bridge doctor has been installed. That's the reason there's a large brass bridge pin for the D string. This device will stop or correct any rolling of the bridge. I've heard it also improves the sound. There is some bellying of the top but not much. I believe the bridge doctor could be tightened to correct this, but I never tried it. The condition hasn't changed since I acquired it a couple of years ago. It's a simple procedure to remove the bridge doctor, and it will not leave any trace of its ever having been there. The adjustable bridge is fully functional, and, I believe, all original. The pickguards could use a spot of adhesive here and there as they are coming up in a few places. You can see what looks like a little tape residue that easily could be removed.

As to the neck. There appears to have been some separation of the heel and and attempt to reglue it. I am also wondering whether the heel was cracked while being clamped. As you can see there appear to be some faint cracks below the head of the carriage bolt. Then someone

Sold ! This guitar is sold (sold on 2008-08-30)

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