Roy Smeck H162 Grand Concert Acoustic by Harmony
This guitar shows appropriate wear for it's age including scratches and small dings. Frets and fretboard are in very good condition, almost as if this guitar spent much of it's life getting bruised sitting in the living room as opposed to being played.
Hardware appears to be all original with a nice medium-low action and a very bright, crisp tone (even with old strings). While this guitar will make a great conversation piece, it's more deserving of a player.
Specs: Fully bound mahogany body, maple neck, original Waverly tuners, bound Brazilian rosewood fretboard, pinless bridge, very light- approximately 3.5 lbs.
Comes with a functional, yet not original case.
Before their was Hendrix playing behind his back, there was Roy Smeck, the "Wizard of Strings." He was one of the most popular vaudeville performers and a maestro at nearly any stringed instrument.
Additionally, Smeck became a movie star in the 1920s performing in some of Warner Brothers early Vitaphone pictures. This caught the attention Harmony's president, Jay Kraus, who eventually built a relationship with Smeck in 1926. Harmony released the first of many Roy Smeck branded instruments a year later.
Gibson also had a couple of Roy Smeck signature Hawaiian guitars that launched in 1934. Smeck was Gibson's second artist-endorsed musician behind Nick Lucas.
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