Some months ago now, I bought a 1957 Harmony Master acoustic guitar off ebay.
It came from the USA and the owner had looked after it well.
It landed in Australia in great condition, very honest and considerate seller, for under $400 all up. Yep, landed to my door and and old hard case as well. Sometimes you get a bargain.
It was always my plan to refinish this and add a pickup to make it an electrified jazz guitar - not that I can play jazz, but as we all know - that is beside the point.
My inspiration was the Godin 5th Avenue series.
He is the Harmony as initially received:
The block markers are simply painted on, and the fret board is a darkened version of something much lighter. The body is all birch.
The model is H945, as can be seen here through the F hole:
A bit hard to tell from my pics, but it is really nice condition for its age and what else is on offer of this type.
But I want a different look, so off with the finish. Yes and that was in pretty good nick too, sorry to all the purists out there: