1970 Harmony H1204 Sovereign Jet Set 000-Size Guitar

Tone: It's bright and midsy with decent punch and definitely suits use as a fingerpicker. If strumming, perhaps stick with a thinner/floppier pick for aggressive strumming. It has a nice, woody, plainspoken sound when flatpicked for lead/melody.

Feel: The neck is a little slimmer and faster than a '60s H1203-style guitar but it's still a medium C with fatter shoulders than other brands. It handles in the lap like most average 000-size guitars.

Interesting features: It has that cool pickguard, a high-contrast natural-finished rosette, moustache/eagle bridge shape, cool headstock veneer, and a sharp black finish.

Repairs included: It's had a neck reset (with bolt reinforcement) by myself and then Ancel did a level/dress of the frets, made a new fully-compensated rosewood saddle (to fill the large void where an adjustable saddle used to be), cleaned it up, set it up, and reglued the headstock veneer (partial).

  • Maker: Harmony
  • Model: H1204 "Jet Set"
  • Body style: 000-size
  • Weight: 4 lbs 3 oz
  • Scale length: 25 18/8"
  • Nut width: 1 3/4"
  • Neck shape: slim-medium D
  • Board radius: 10"
  • Body width: 15 1/4"
  • Body depth: 3 3/4"
  • Top wood: solid spruce
  • Back & sides wood: solid birch
  • Bracing type: ladder
  • Bridge: rosewood
  • Fretboard: rosewood
  • Neck wood: mahogany
  • Action height at 12th fret: 3/32” bass 1/16” treble (fast, spot-on)
  • String gauges: 52w, 40w, 30w, 22w, 16, 12
  • Truss rod: adjustable
  • Neck relief: straight
  • Fret style: lower/medium

Condition notes: It's all original and in good shape save for the new saddle and a variety of light finish flaws. It has some scratches on the back and patches of rubbed/more muted finish here and there from handling or storage. The headstock veneer has a crack in it. The tuners are mildly-fussy but work fine.

It comes with: Sorry, no case.

Consignor tag: MM