Harmony Guitars has brought back its semi-hollow 1966 model in the form of the H72 Reissue, and at a very competitive price. Now made in Korea, the guitar will be available again for the first time in decades, and has a decidedly late ’60s aesthetic.
Harmony H72 Reissue
The new Harmony H72 Reissue is a semi-hollow guitar that uses a maple laminate top, back and sides, a 24.75″ scale length maple neck and a 12″ radius ebony fretboard. It comes factory fitted with 20 jumbo frets and has a set of pearloid block inlays, which really suit the design. It also comes with a two-piece wooden saddle and has a set of six-in-line non-locking tuners. You get f-holes, and the body and neck are both bound, as is the headstock, giving it that late ’60s retro vibe.
The H72 Reissue comes fitted with a pair of ‘moustache’ gold-foil mini-humbuckers. These are then wired to individual volume and tone controls with a three-way toggle switch down on the lower cutaway. Hopefully these pickups will get you close to the vintage tone you would expect from a guitar like this. They do sound nice in the official demo video below.
Currently, the model is available in a cherry finish only, but that’s ok as it suits the guitar well. However, what I really like is the price point. It is very reasonable for a Korean made instrument with this styling and specs. And hopefully, they will be better made than some of the ’60s models I have tried out in the past. I actually think modern guitar making has come a long way, and guitars built nowadays are often far better compared to some of the vintage models I have played.
RRP – USD 699
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