Harmony H19 Silhouette BobKat

  • Very Good Condition
  • Year: circa 1965
  • No Case


The Poo-Bah of the Bobkats - The H19 model marked the highest grade from Harmony's solid body line from 1963, originally priced at $180. The body unlike others in the Silhouette line, is a bit larger, and feels a bit more similar to a comparable Fender from the era. The Cherry Red Shade finish is well complimented by the 3 ply fire pick guard - and sonically brought together by way of two gold foil pickups. A stockier bolt on neck, this is clearly a cut above the other BobKat models. This example comes to us in great condition. Cosmetically it has some battle scars, scratches through the finish mainly on the back, and some nicks and bruises along its edges. Fitted with a Framus style tremolo, this one is missing its original bar. It appears to have a second hand bridge saddle, likely better than the original, that has some added notches in the saddle to help the string spacing. Missing the pickup switch tip. Original electronics work and sound as they should, providing the mellow to bright and trashy garage rock sound we know and love. The bolt on neck is nice and straight, with no need for adjustment. It is designed with a short 24" scale length. The frets, fingerboard & inlay are in great shape with hardly any wear present. The action measures about 5/64" in height at the twelfth fret. The neck is a bit hefty, and measures about .92" thick at the first position and .98" at the twelfth. It has a comfortable 1 3/4" nut width. Replaced black open geared tuners function as they should. This is a superb instrument for any collector, studio or player looking for a unique & collectible tone!


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