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Posted by Curt Dalton
on 6/30/2020, 5:43 pm, in reply to "Re: Rarity
Rick your reconnection with one of your early guitars is a great story and outcome.
The photo I posted was from the Muddy Humbucker website. Sorry if my post was not clear. My guitar is not in the pristine condition of the guitar in the photo. I think my bridge may not be original and there is a crack in the neck near the headstock that was repaired. I emailed you a photo of my guitar and case if you would like to post it.
Nice looking guitar. I know nothing about other guitars and models but maybe someone else will chime in. Here's one of mine that sat in my Mom's closet for about fifty years. I found it while cleaning out her house last year. I don't know why I stopped using it. I almost threw it out as the neck was loose there was a crack down the middle and it was just in rough shape having sat for all that time. Then I found a Harmony Lover's page on Face book and posted a picture. The crowd went wild as they say. Apparently, according to one guy who responded, this was one of the highest quality guitars Harmony made at the time. Wowed me. I ended up finding a guy in Maryland who specialized at refurbishing Harmony guitars, at a fixed price. I sent him the guitar and about six weeks later I got it back. Almost like new except for a missing pick guard on the upper bout which was missing when I found the guitar and haven't been able to find a replacement for it. The restoration cost me $600 on a guitar that cost me maybe $75. But I've seen used ones of the same model selling for four figures on eBay. So I know how much an old guitar can mean to us. Hell, just think John Denver - This Old Guitar! Oh yeah, the guitar is a Harmony 1265 (Sovereign)