1960s Harmony H1201T Flattop Tenor Guitar

This is maybe the 5th or 6th one of these I've worked on, I think. It's roughly the size of a Martin 0-18T tenor guitar but the body is a hair longer (it's more like Harmony's usual 6-string 0-size body). Like the Martin, it's solid spruce over solid mahogany, though it does ditch the 23" scale length for a Gibson-style 22 3/4" tenor scale. It's got ladder bracing but it's light enough that the instrument doesn't feel "stuffed-up" like its big-brother H1203 models sometimes sound.

I love the way these boxes have an open, lingering, "full" thing going on. It really suits standard (CGDA) and "Celtic" (lower, GDAE) fifths tunings and various open tunings really well. For fingerpickers looking to play in Chicago-style DGBE tuning, they're also a good choice, though I don't like them as much for flatpicked DGBE chord-chopping. It doesn't do that badly but I really prefer "open" voices on this particular model.

Post-work it's playing spot-on and ready to go.

Repairs included: neck reset, fret level/dress, saddle-slot fill and recut plus new bone saddle, minor cleaning, replacement endpin, setup.

Top wood: solid spruce

Back & sides wood: solid mahogany

Bracing type: ladder

Bridge: ebonized maple

Fretboard: ebonized maple

Neck wood: mahogany

Action height at 12th fret: 1/16" overall (fast!)
String gauges: 32w, 22w, 13, 9 for CGDA tuning (can restring/comp saddle for preferred tuning)

Neck shape: medium C/V

Board radius: flat

Truss rod: non-adjustable

Neck relief: straight

Fret style: medium-low, brass

Scale length: 22 3/4"  

Nut width: 1 1/4"

Body width: 13 1/2"

Body depth: 3 3/4"

Condition notes: there are two, tiny, not-through-the-wood, hairline cracks over the endblock on the back. I took a glared picture. They are no concern. Otherwise it appears crack-free. It's all-original, too, save a replacement endpin and a new bone saddle. I added side dots. There's minor usewear, playwear, and small scratches throughout the instrument but overall it's in good shape.