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Shipping reduced by $30 for PA, VA, DE, NJ and MD residents
Factory fresh hard shell case is optional - add $90 (our cost)
The Harmony Roy Smeck is a sun burst finish version of the Harmony H1203 made in the late 1950s. It has solid spruce top, solid one piece mahogany neck, solid mahogany back and sides. These older H1203s came in several versions. Other versions had a natural top and were labelled as Sovereigns. Some were all black. All other 50’s H1203 specs are identical to this guitar, notably the wide curved lower bout and no truss rod. So you might say this is a 50’s Sovereign. However, this guitar has a new dual action truss rod accessible through the sound hole.
This is an exceptionally nice sounding vintage guitar. Worth what we are asking -- you won’t be disappointed in the playability or the excellent tone quality.
Action is at or below 4/64 inch at 12th fret.
We pay attention to the important details. The inside back and sides are cleaned and sanded smooth. We chop out the factory glue globs. Back and sides are sanded smooth (like Martin does). The braces are tapered or arched and sanded smooth. Serial numbers (if any) are preserved. The saddle is compensated. Back braces are rounded and sanded smooth. We use a drill press and reamer to install new bushings for new tuners.