This beautiful Harmony from 1967 has stood the test of time and comes in good condition and playability. 100% original, it has all of the great features from the Harmony Bobkat line including: a slightly offset double cutaway maple body; two "Golden Tone", "mustache" pickups with adjustable polepieces; "Type W" vibrato tailpiece; rounded Fender-style headstock; and an adjustable bridge. Similar to the previous H17, this H16 model, also called the Color-Kat, was produced in 3 colors: Candy Apple Red; Gleaming White; and the version you see here, Metallic Blue, which is a rare find these days. Don't miss this opportunity to own one. With minor wear appropriate for it's age, this guitar still sounds as wonderful as it looks. With its super low and fast action and slim neck it plays like a dream. This guitar is as as comfortable in a jazz setting as much as it is in a rock, blues or country gig. This is definitely one for the player and collector. It comes with its original hard shell case.Description from VintageSilvertones.com
CONDITION:Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Clean, beautiful, metallic blue finish with only a very few minor cracks and paint wear. The chrome plated Type W vibrator tailpiece is in fine condition. Everything is 100% original.Description from VintageSilvertones.com
TUNERS:Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Opened back, chrome-plated, six-on-a-side, Waverly tuners with plastic buttons in very good working order.
NECK:Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Bolt-on, straight, Slim Line neck with mother of pearl dot inlays on a rosewood, narrow bound, fretboard, 20 frets, and 24.25" scale. The neck is held straight with "Torque Lok", adjustable dual reinforcing rods. The frets, fifteen clear of the body, are in very good condition with no visible wear. The back of the neck is clean with very minimal playing wear. The rounded, Fender-style, "Harmony" logo'd headstock has a small amount of paint wear along the edges.
PICKUPS:Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Two DeArmond, Golden Tone, single-coils mounted at a slight angle for enhanced tonal effect with adjustable pole piece under each string are still powerful and in good working order. The neck pickup has a strong smooth, clean sound with a folk, rock, blues tone. The bridge is twangy with a country, blues tone. Both together are powerful, with a smooth, clean tone, adjustable to a variety of different sounds. One volume and one tone control for each pickup and a three way pickup selector toggle switch for rhythm and "take-off" players. All the electronics are in great working order.
The Dimensions are:Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Overall length: 36.5"
Body width: 12.5"Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Body thickness: 1 5/16" (with neck: 2")
Scale: 24.25"Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Width of the nut: 1.75" (Depth at nut: .75")
String height at 12th fret: 3/16"
Here's the original description from the 1967 Harmony Slihouette Solid Body Electric Guitars Catalog:
Hardwood body fits comfortably under the arm. The "uniform feel" Slim Line neck and narrow bound fingerboard-15 frets clear of body-are "Torque-Lok" reinforced. DeArmond designed the dual unit pickup, with each unit at a slight angle for enhanced tonal effect, and adjustable polepieces under each string. Full controls. The smartly designed Type W chrome plated Vibrato-Tailpiece is positive in action-smoothly changing tone above or below pitch. Description from VintageSilvertones.com
No. H16B-Metallic Blue.....................$117.50Description from VintageSilvertones.com
No. C14 Carrying Case for all models....$12.00Description from VintageSilvertones.com