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Harmony Monterey Rebuild - $600 (Roseville)

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condition: good
make / manufacturer: Harmony/Perfectly Good Guitar
model name / number: Monterey Rebuld
This guitar was gifted to me in incredibly poor condition by an old timer who appreciated a neck reset I had done for him on a less neglected guitar. The original tobacco burst was more than two thirds flaked or stripped off and what was left had a very off putting milky blushing effect to it. The neck was hanging by the dovetail like a loose tooth. There was a handful of cat food stashed inside the body, along with some far out dust bunnies(composition unknown). I'll admit that if it wasn't given to me in such a manner, I would have never taken this project on. However, I felt obligated to do something with it. I have seen some re-builds of old Harmony archtops online and figured this would be a fine candidate to hot rod. Aside for the loose dovetail joint and a few cracks on the side and top(cracks have been sealed and cleated; Dovetail was re-sized and securely reset), the structure o after months of deliberation and repair work, It's my best guitar rebuild to date. (mid-late 60's) with a single p90, tone and volume. French polished shellac finish on the solid spruce soundboard knocked back to a satin finish, Back and sides polyurethane. Brazilian Rosewood fretboard. Has had Neck reset, action is set low with plenty of adjustability on the bridge. Flatwound strings for a rockabilly thump or jazzy stuff if you are into that. Shoot me an e-mail if you want to try it out. It sounds great and plays well.

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