Vintage Harmony Electrics?

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  1. buzzp

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    So.... I have an incredibly vague question. What are they generally worth? I have a guy who is offering a vintage harmony electric guitar for my Xbox One (which I paid like 350 for). He clearly knows nothing about guitars as he couldn't tell me if it was acoustic or electric. The only thing he could really tell me was that there is 2 knobs on it.... going to look at it tomorrow.
     
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    What model? They range from right around $100, to right around $2k
     
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    I know, I'm just hoping it's not this sort of model... isn't this the cheap one?

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    A Meteor or even a Rocket would well worth trading for if in good condition.
     
  5. buzzp

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    I think he said it only had 2 knobs on it... 1 volume 1 tone.
     
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    I'd be happy if my kid traded his X box for a guitar
     
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    Ha! Better make sure it's at least a MIM strat / tele
     
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    So it looks like the one I posted. What's that one worth?
     
  9. Bossanova

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    Is your Xbox vintage or reissue?
     
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    Haha 1 TB Xbox One.
     
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    Yeah that's exactly what it is. On to the next one I suppose.
     
  12. Alvis

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    I'd trade my kid's X Box for that .....but not yours
     
  13. BigSB

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    Yeah, no way would I trade anything for that. Offer him $30 and steal the pickups for a Cooder/garage-rock build. If it's a late-70's or early 80's store-catalog job, the pickups were often still either NOS from the late 60's or they were still wound with the old components. Sometimes they are decent-sounding, just not attached to those planks. Those two-knob Harmony jobs have ONE good quality, and that's the super-vanilla clean tone that makes a cranked little tube amp sound like Zep. They suck for anything else but loud and raunchy, although the single-coil version does a decent fake Tele through a nice clean amp. Seriously, though, it's yard-sale fodder and worth zilch as a serious guitar.
     
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    the one in the picture is definitely low-end but not Chinese. there was a period where they were made in Indonesia right up through the late 80's. you'd be surprised how many decent "cheap" guitars they turned out. they make good guitars if you completely strip them of all cheap components and use them as a platform to build an actual 'player' with. but more often than not, these guitars are definitely bottom rung on the ladder.
     
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    [QUOTE="BigSB, post: 21777483, member: 97793"... Offer him $30 and steal the pickups for a Cooder/garage-rock build. ....worth zilch as a serious guitar.[/QUOTE]

    What he said.
     

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