Harmony H-1270 12 String Flat Top Acoustic Guitar , c. 1970

Harmony  H-1270 12 String Flat Top Acoustic Guitar ,  c. 1970
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Item # 8994
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Harmony H-1270 Model 12 String Flat Top Acoustic Guitar, c. 1970, made in Chicago, natural lacquer finish, mahogany back and sides, spruce top; poplar neck with rosewood fingerboard, original black chipboard case.
Overall length is 41 1/2 in. (105.4 cm.), 15 1/4 in. (38.7 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm.) in depth at side, taken at the end block. Scale length is 25 in. (635 mm.). Width of nut is 1 3/4 in. (44 mm.).

This just about 50+ year old Harmony H-1270 12-string has survived better than most and is actually a very nice playing and sounding guitar. The finish has checking, scuffs, and dings, but no major wear areas. There is one fairly deep ding in the back of the neck around the 2-3rd fret area, and a small split along the bass side of the neck from just below the nut to just part the 1st fret. This is solidly sealed up and not conspicuous. The headstock shows seams where the wings are glued on with a bit of flaked finish, but again this is all solid with no added finish. The original Waverly tuners and tailpiece still shine as practically new.

This was a fairly deluxe Harmony offering of the time with a multi-bound good grade spruce top, mahogany back and sides, and a bound rosewood fingerboard. As built, these Harmony 12s were nice guitars-in-waiting, solidly made but often plagued by high action and indifferent fret work. This one is an very fine playing example, with a clean neck reset, fret work, and a general going-over.

This is one of the best-sounding as well; a big, open-sounding guitar -- one of Harmony's all-time finest flat-tops and in this period as good as their acoustic line got. Not untouched by the years but a very cool solid wood vintage acoustic 12-string that won't break the bank. Excellent - Condition.