The new Harmony Standard Series Comet model is the company’s first semi-hollow body since the brand’s relaunch. The guitar is basically an updated version of the H-72 model from the 1960s. This latest USA model blends vintage style with modern appointments to make a great looking semi-hollow guitar.
The Comet model is the first semi-hollow guitar by Harmony since it was relaunched back in 2019, and is based on the old Harmony H-72 from the 1960s. Even though it screams vintage aesthetic, the guitar has been updated to meet the demands of the modern player.
This Standard Series model actually has some of the more premium features that are usually reserved for the more expensive lines. The Comet uses Harmony’s gold foil pickups, and has Orange drop capacitors in the wiring. The pickups are wired via a push-pull volume knob and a master tone control. The push-pull gives you a handy out-of-phase tone, making this a pretty versatile guitar. It also has locking tuners, something you would have never seen on a vintage ’60s model.
The guitar has a double-cut mahogany semi-hollow body paired with a 25″ scale length C-profile mahogany neck, and a 12″ radius ebony fretboard with 22 medium jumbo frets. I expect tuning to be good, considering it has locking tuners, a bone nut, and a tune-o-matic style bride with a stoptail. Elsewhere you have the vintage ’60s style headstock and a set of vintage style cupcake control knobs.
The Harmony Comet is available in Midnight Blue, Trans Red, and Sunburst nitrocellulose finishes. They come with a really high quality, premium Mono Vertigo gig bag to help transport them, or keep them protected when not in use. Shipping is expected to begin sometime around the end of November.
If you’re in the market for a vintage style semi-hollow, without the hassles of dealing with a vintage guitar and/or the high price tag of owning anything from the 1960s, then the new Harmony Comet may be worth checking out. You can hear the guitar in action in the official demo videos below.
RRP – USD 1499