Harmony H42 Newport Stratotone 1957  - White !? - MOJO!

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1957 Harmony Newport H42 Stratotone

This guitar is a pleasure to play and very satisfying to hold. The solid body resonates well, and the tone is bluesy and thick from the original DeArmond pickup and electronics, saddle, nut, etc. The guitar plays easily, with tons of mojo, all the way up the neck. The concentric volume / tone knobs work properly, and the switch functions as a tone-kill. 

These supposedly were manufactured by Harmony from 1955 to 1957 and only in green and yellow. The white color here is a mystery - either a weird original one-off/prototype or a vintage refinish done thoroughly.  The same white is in the body cavity and even in the screw holes along the body edge. The paint is matte finish, low-tech, DIY-looking... - truly a 1950's vibe. 

The pickguard had a crack near the lower edge, which was professionally repaired with a small piece of thin plastic glued on the underside. Likewise, the body had some separation, which was professionally glued and stabilized. (The open cavity photo shows the guitar a few years ago before the repairs.) The strip tuners appear to be original; one screw is missing there. The guitar probably had the "Harmometal" rubber and metal binding originally, but that is long gone. Screw holes are visible. Black plastic strap buttons... The scarf joint is also visible through the white paint on the back of the neck in first position - this is not a repair or crack. Luthiers have told me not to worry at all, as the white finish is probably just not thick enough to hide that seam after all these years.

I have owned the guitar for about 10 years and have truly enjoyed it, but honestly, it spends most of its time in a case under my bed and should be played more actively.

This is a vintage guitar, being sold as-is, in used condition. Feel free to ask any questions :)

The pictured Levy's canvas gig bag / soft case will be included. 

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This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.

Product Specs

Condition
Good (Used)
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Brand Harmony
Model H42 Newport Stratotone
Finish White
Categories Solid Body
Year 1957
Made In United States

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