Harmony A-style Mandolin Vintage

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Listed:a year ago
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Sammy B's Basement
Spokane, WA, United States
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Finish: Lacquer, Reddish-Brown

Body Material: Birch top, Birch back and sides

Neck Material: Presumably Birch or Poplar

Neck Profile: “D”

Fingerboard Radius: None, Flat

Scale Length: 13”

Nut Width: 1 1/8”

Bridge: Floating Bridge, probably original, 1 1/8” string spacing

Hardware: Original tuning machines, in pretty good shape, function well

Case: No case

Repairs/Modifications: There’s about a 5 inch crack in the top of the instrument that runs from the tailpiece to the bridge and should be clearly visible in the photos.

Neck Details: The neck looks nice and straight!

Action: Action is about .070” all the way across, measured at the 12th fret. Action is very low but there is some notice able fret buzz occurring at the 4th or 5th fret, and this instrument could probably benefit from raising the bridge.

Fret Wear: These frets are in pretty great shape, wear is minimal!

General Cosmetic Condition: Aside from the aforementioned crack on the top, this instrument is in pretty good shape for it’s age. The painted binding around the top is showing some wear, which is typical of most old Harmonys this age and probably the most important thing to point out. Otherwise, there’s some wear on the back of the instrument, probably from contact with zippers, clothing, etc, which should be visible in the photos. Otherwise it’s looking pretty good. Also there are some dings around the edges of the headstock, and a small chip out of the bridge between the 2 high E strings, which doesn’t seem to affect the functionality of the bridge at all. Otherwise, there is nothing I can think to point out and this instrument is in pretty decent cosmetic condition.

Other Notes:

You are looking at a vintage American made Harmony A-style mandolin. *String buzz around the 4th-5th fret* Tone is pretty good! Not the richest or most complex sounding Mandolin iv’e ever heard but its got decent volume and a nice mids-forward plucky sound to it. Could be great with some work put into it. Feel free to ask me any questions as I am happy to answer them to the best of my knowledge. Thanks for looking!

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