Harmony reissues the semi-hollow H72, first launched in 1966
With a pair of ‘moustache’ gold-foil mini-humbuckers
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
More Information on Harmony Guitars
Harmony H72 Reissue Demo Video
- Harmony H72 Reissue semi-hollow in Cherry: Harmony
- Harmony H72 headstock: Harmony
I’m a huge a fan of the original Harmony guitars and was lucky to collect many of them before they got expensive. You do have to play many of them in order to find which are still good instruments today; they’re antiques at this point. This reissue looks great, I’d love to try one
Minihumbuckers? Usually a big fan of minHBs but the goildfoil dearmond style PUs of the originals are way better imo.