Late 1950's Harmony model H-165 folk guitar

Here is the back. The neck is painted to look like mahogany but I suspect it is maple, since it doesn't have the chacteristic mahogany grain. The peg head sports the standard Harmony "treble clef" logo. It is the harmony logotype shown here that identifies this as having been manufactured prior to the 1960's, when the more familar Harmony logotype was adopted. The action on this instrument was pretty bad when I got it - I had to do considerable shaving on the bridge to bring it down to a playable level. Lowering the action also opened up the sound of the guitar, which was further enhanced by the installation of a Bridge Doctor to prevent further distortion of the face.

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