1960s Harmony H1260 Sovereign Jumbo Guitar (Refinished)

Who doesn't like an H1260 after it's been spruced-up? These are always fan favorites when folks stroll into the shop. They're not expecting a ton from an old Harmony, but once they take the first strum on one they're usually hooked. For those not wanting to spend big money on an old Gibson or Martin, these jumbo-sized (wide-bum-dreadnought) guitars offer solid tone and solid spruce over solid mahogany in the body.

Post-repairs, this one sounds excellent -- it has that airy, open, loud sound I expect from them and you can lean into it without it getting too compressed-sounding.

It's not obvious at a glance, but this '60s Harmony H1260 has been refinished. Its coloration is accurate on the front so I sort-of wonder if the finish is just dulled on the front and refinished only on the back and sides as the bridge has what looks like an original topcoat on it. In any case, it's changed.

Repairs included: a neck reset, fret level/dress, replacement truss rod cover, recut of the saddle slot and a new bone saddle install (for better intonation), minor cleaning, and setup.

Setup notes: the neck is straight, the truss rod works, and action is a fast 3/32" bass and 1/16" treble at the 12th fret, strung with normal 54w-12 light-gauge strings.

Scale length: 25 1/8"

Nut width: 1 3/4"

String spacing at nut: 1 1/2"

String spacing at bridge: 2 1/4"

Body length: 19 1/4"

Lower bout width: 16 1/8"
Side depth at endpin: 4 1/4"

Top wood: solid spruce

Back & sides wood: solid mahogany

Bracing type: ladder

Fretboard: rosewood

Bridge: rosewood

Neck feel: medium D-shape, ~10-12" board radius

Neck wood: mahogany

Weight: 4 lb 6 oz

Condition notes: as noted, it looks like the body and neck were entirely refinished (or at least oversprayed) in the past -- but it was a long time ago because it's aged-in and looks legit at a glance. The pickguard's not oriented perfectly with the soundhole rosette but is original (this is very common on old Harmony boxes). It's also been "engraved" via someone scratching-in floral designs. The tuners are replacement Ping-brand units from the '90s, probably. There's also an endpin jack hole that's been filled.


Se said…
Hi Jake
is that sold? i wanna buy this one