1954 Silvertone (Harmony H710) Archtop Guitar

A date stamp inside reads F-54 and there's a Harmony model stamp reading H710. This one is owned by the son of the original owner and he brought it here in pretty good shape, though he did replace the bridge a while back. I gave it a "glorified setup" and now it's playing spot-on and sounding like it should.

I checked Silvertone World but couldn't find this exact model in their old catalog scans -- just the fancier, also-Harmony-made 708 model. This one's solid birch throughout the body and has a poplar neck and ebonized/stained fretboard. It's got tonebar bracing and, alarmingly, has no cracks or structural failures of any kind. The neck gets a hair of relief when tuned to pitch, though.

Repairs included: fret level dress, slight recutting of bridge, side dots, setup.

Made by: Harmony (for Silvertone/Sears)

Model: H710

Made in: Chicago, IL, USA

Top wood: solid birch

Back & sides wood: solid birch

Bracing type: tonebar

Bridge: rosewood

Fretboard: stained hardwood of some sort

Neck wood: poplar w/non-adjustable rod

Action height at 12th fret: 3/32” bass 1/16” treble (fast, spot-on)
String gauges: 52w, 40w, 30w, 22w, 16, 12

Neck shape: medium-big C/V

Board radius: ~10

Truss rod: non-adjustable

Neck relief: a teensy hair of relief at pitch

Fret style: medium-small

Scale length: 25 1/8"

Nut width: 1 3/4"

Body length: 19 3/4"

Body width: 15 7/8"

Body depth: 3 3/8" + arching

Weight: 4 lbs 0 oz

Condition notes: it's all-original save a replacement bridge. The body shows average wear and tear throughout but no cracks. There are a number of scuffs on the sides and a few on the back, too.