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    Quote Originally Posted by fender3x View Post
    Just went through...and Sonic has a truly impressive array of unique instruments.
    Heh cheers. Might as well pop this one in here.

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    I really like the combo headstock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Mountain View Post
    Heh cheers. Might as well pop this one in here.

    I like this...simple and unique...but it has been bothering me that it also feels familiar. I finally realized why...

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    My kids will think you're the coolest ;-)

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    Some white MoP cut a triskillion similar to the fret markers and inlayed a silver 1963 rams head shilling. MoP truss rod cover. Next one gets a more elaborate inlay as my cutting skills improve
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    That is gorgeous. I have wondered about inlaying a coin. Seems to have worked really well. The fret inlays are beautiful as well.

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    Here is my GR-1SF modified to nylon string and my ES-3 with gold glitter inlay.
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    Harmony/Silvertone did some awesome headstocks, right from the beginning. I've been discovering more about them, and digging the history of the company. In Australia, they're rarely seen, but in USA they were producing more guitars than both Fender, and Gibson combined, when they were at their peak. Cheaply produced, and shipped out to department stores, and sold through Sears & Roebuck catalogues, many peoples' first guitar purchase was made by Harmony in Chicago.
    As cheap working guitars go, the old models quite often don't last that well, with necks requiring resetting, etc. Harmony fans on forums tell stories of pulling them out of bins, or dumpsters, or finding them abandoned in someone's attic/basement, , or buying them for bargain prices at "thrift stores", etc. These ones typically, have been beaten up, or when the action starts to make them unplayable, they're put away in a cupboard and forgotten about. Then they're fixed up, and sold on, or treasured as a freebie/cheapie that just needed a bit of work to make a great player again.
    Here's a few more headstocks using tortoiseshell, or other ornamentation - others (like my current GAS source, the H62), used a rosewood veneer, with the Harmony logo, and Fleur de Lys (like the top one to the left with tortoiseshell).
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    Those are cool. I also like the tortoiseshell veneers. I haven't seen one for years, but they used to be very common here as you say. My mom has one in her basement that is about 50 years old. It needs a new nut and bridge, but is otherwise a fine player. Too bad that hers got short changed in the headstock. Just black with a gold logo...and a fleur de lis, I think.

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