View Full Version : Harmony Tenor Guitar

08-09-2013, 08:01 AM
Hey UU,

I have a 1950/60s Harmony H1201 Tenor Guitar I'd like to re-home. It has a spruce top, mahogany back and sides, and is generally awesome.


This one's been done over: neck reset, bridge reset (with new bridge plate), fret level and dressing, and overspray. It has nice action and plays clean all the way up the (long for us ukers!) fretboard.

There's a bit of strum wear on the upper treble bout, and one of the bridge pins isn't an exact match, but otherwise it's in great shape.

Strung with D'Addario light trebles, tuned Chicago style, DGBE. (Actually, I purchased it to play with lower tunings; this one feels great tuned a full step down, ie CFAD.)

Sound sample: https://soundcloud.com/user92796094/regal-tenor-guitar-in-f (It's tuned down to F -- sorry about the rain in the background.)

Willing to trade for luthery hand tools (chisels, files, planes, saws, etc.); otherwise, $275 gets this shipped CONUS. Internationals, PM me to discuss details.

Please let me know if you have any questions.


08-09-2013, 08:03 AM
More pics...


08-09-2013, 08:05 AM
And three more pics...


08-09-2013, 08:21 AM
pm sent....

08-09-2013, 08:59 AM
Sold. Cheers, Rocko.

08-27-2013, 01:41 PM
Hey UU,

Please disregard the last post; this tenor is back on the market.

Any questions, please let me know.


08-30-2013, 03:05 PM
I had one of these and they are very well made, plus have vintage guitar mojo. I love the neck and the sound of the steel strings.

08-30-2013, 03:51 PM
I had one of these and they are very well made, plus have vintage guitar mojo. I love the neck and the sound of the steel strings.

Yup, my feelings as well. Only selling so I can get another (cough cough, Gibson) one.

Thanks for bringing it back to the top, Teek.

09-05-2013, 02:44 AM
Friendly bump.

The Gibson I was chasing sold, so I'll be happy to entertain trade offers for either sopranos or baritones.


09-10-2013, 03:12 AM
Cloudy Tuesday AM bump.

09-10-2013, 11:03 AM
I was wondering what the width of the nut is ?

09-10-2013, 11:53 AM
Nut width is 1 1/4".

It takes me a couple of minutes playing to adjust to the combination of scale length and nut width, but it's just that: an adjustment. (I have the same problem switching back to soprano after playing the Bari for a few days.)

09-15-2013, 03:51 AM
Most of the questions I've received are in regard to tuning, so here's a couple quick samples to give an idea of range:

Here it's tuned CFAD: http://soundcloud.com/user92796094/regal-tenor-guitar-in-f/s-1KAWD

Here it's tuned DGBE: http://soundcloud.com/user92796094/harmony-tenor-guitar-baritone/s-9arzx

And here it's tuned GCEA: http://soundcloud.com/user92796094/harmony-tenor-guitar-ukulele/s-BZKzd

You can hear me struggle in the final sample; it's admittedly difficult (for me) to hit above the fifteenth fret cleanly, but I hope this gives you a sense of the range this instrument has.


09-15-2013, 03:59 PM
In case anyone is on the fence, (especially since this now has the stain of a once-returned instrument), I'm happy to offer a trial period of a couple of days. Buyer pays return shipping + insurance (it was about $30 to ship cross-country), and promises to return in the condition received.


09-16-2013, 01:43 AM
What size case does this fit in?

09-16-2013, 03:12 AM
I don't have a case for it, but I'll measure it tonight and figure out what would be a good fit.

Quick guess would be a travel/baby guitar. I can tell you it won't fit in a baritone case.

09-17-2013, 02:58 PM
Sale pending, so I'm going to be optimistic and close this one down.

Cheers, all.