Time capsule.
I am the second owner. This all original unmolested 60 + year cool old Harmony is re-strung with a light gauge string.  A fret dressing was done and guitar is in good playing condition. The action is medium-high for max volume....and the saddle could come down a little if you wish bit as there is some room for adjustment...pictured as shown.  

Flaws: The first owner told me that he bumped the E tuning peg (not bent) and a stress crack appeared by the tuner. It was filled in professionally years ago and it is stable. At the same time, a gap appeared in the heel with a small gap of binding cracked
and he had that filled in also  that in & that is stable (no movement) and has been for a long time...(80's).  I mention for the sake of transparency....no surprises here.  They do not affect the playability or sound or pose any ongoing structural "issues".  There is some age appropriate spider webbing/checking finish cracks on the back, pictured as shown.
All of which worth mention, but all in all, one would not notice unless looking.
 



Positives: This model 698 made in Italy, it’s from the EKO factory And very high-quality compared to a lot of Silvertones of the era. I assume that you know what you’re looking at. It has the original Italian star bridge pins, that appear and Vox and EKO guitars. Has the original tuners which all work flawlessly and original flat head screws in the Pickguard and tuning pegs!

Unbelievably, there is no real actual playwear... there are no dings or dents in the finish. It is quite the timepiece. Despite the flaws I mentioned, it is still quite a stunning guitar.

Obviously this guitar is not a Martin auditorium, but in my opinion this double O sized models' particular strength is it's....  s u s t a i n  ....as far as I’m concerned, and will record well.  It is a fantastic "cowboy chord" sitting on the sofa sorta deal.  First three positions are really comfy the way it is. Like I said if your gonna be doing some shredding Yngwie  way up the neck, there are better choices out there! LOL

Guitar comes with original(??) brown textured soft shell case (looks like a Gibson? $$$ by my research) OK shape, non original handle works and is makeshift with zip ties.  Prefer local pickup.
Guitar is for sale locally in other venues, I reserve the right to end the listing at anytime unless you have paid for it!

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Listed5 months ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
Very Good items may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape.learn more
Brand
Model
  • 698 Acoustic
Finish
  • Sunburst
Categories
Year
  • 1960s
Made In
  • Italy

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Atlantic City, NJ, United States
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