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Thinking Of Picking This Up...

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Harmony Stratotone of unknown year (old), single De Armond gold foil pick up, apparently a baseball bat-ish size neck, and looks funky.

Seller will not ship internationally, I've got a couple of mates in the US that can work as a go-between. Just have to stump up the international shipping, as God only knows when I'll be able to get over to the US again.

I'll see how the auction runs, but if the price is right I'll definitely snap it up.

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Very nice looking H48, great sounding guitars, full hollowbody with the De Armond goldfoils, I would love to own one but out of my price range now.

I have played a couple of H49s and owned an H47, they are a different but great sound.

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k1w1 wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:38 pm
Very nice looking H48, great sounding guitars, full hollowbody with the De Armond goldfoils, I would love to own one but out of my price range now.

I have played a couple of H49s and owned an H47, they are a different but great sound.
That's cool - I've never played a Harmony before, but I was really interested by the hollow body, fat neck, and gold foil. Found a couple of interesting YouTube videos that helped sink the hooks in me:





The auction has two and a half days to run and I'm afraid it'll go for more than I'm willing to spend...

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there is a local guitarist that plays blues on one of these, forgot his name.
cool sounding guitars imo

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Yikes.

Sold for $1400 NZD. Not willing to stump up that much for a guitar that I can't play first and assess, especially as it had known issues. Not to mention shipping and import duties.

Oh well. It's not like I really needed another guitar...



...yet.

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That's impossible! Every guitarist always needs yet another guitar. It's always the next guitar that'll make us better players right! Right!?

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vyfster wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:55 pm
That's impossible! Every guitarist always needs yet another guitar. It's always the next guitar that'll make us better players right! Right!?
Enabling appreciated! Unfortunately still crap.....

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Andrew4ik wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:06 am
Hi. Great guitar. I recently started looking for a guitar. I found a website with an article about the best indio guitars. The choice was not long in coming. I recommend reading it, maybe you will also like it and find something for yourself
Hmm.

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robthemac wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:52 am
Andrew4ik wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:06 am
Hi. Great guitar. I recently started looking for a guitar. I found a website with an article about the best indio guitars. The choice was not long in coming. I recommend reading it, maybe you will also like it and find something for yourself
Hmm.
:clap: :lol: . Pretty blatant, what?

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robthemac wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:52 am
Andrew4ik wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:06 am
Hi. Great guitar. I recently started looking for a guitar. I found a website with an article about the best indio guitars. The choice was not long in coming. I recommend reading it, maybe you will also like it and find something for yourself
Hmm.
That has given me a really great business idea!

Let’s import a bunch, take the necks off, put them back on again and then say they are “Assembled in NZ”. Then we can sell them for $500 a pop. Who’s in?

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What a great idea. Let's call them "Opac" guitars :mrgreen:

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MikeC wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:18 am
What a great idea. Let's call them "Opac" guitars :mrgreen:
Nah - just call them CAPO... he had no problem calling his guitars 'Bogner' :-)
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MikeC wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:18 am
What a great idea. Let's call them "Opac" guitars :mrgreen:
Excellent Mike, glad to have you on board. I’m putting you down as our ‘world-renown luthier’. ;-)

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olegmcnoleg wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:12 am
robthemac wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:52 am
Andrew4ik wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:06 am
Hi. Great guitar. I recently started looking for a guitar. I found a website with an article about the best indio guitars. The choice was not long in coming. I recommend reading it, maybe you will also like it and find something for yourself
Hmm.
That has given me a really great business idea!

Let’s import a bunch, take the necks off, put them back on again and then say they are “Assembled in NZ”. Then we can sell them for $500 a pop. Who’s in?
Great idea - I have inlaws in China.
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It would be funny to list a couple of crap guitars with capo logo on them. See what the guy does :-)
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