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#1 misterhat

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 12:21 PM

It is a Silvertone archtop made by Harmony sometime between 1954 and 1964. It is identical to the Harmony Monterey. I got it from the Money Man pawnshop in Moncks Corner, South Carolina while I was in the area over the weekend. It plays well, sounds good, and looks cool. I dig it.


#2 one_who_rocks

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 12:28 PM

That looks snazzy. How thick is it? And is that something in the sound holes? Felt maybe?

Edited by one_who_rocks, 09 April 2009 - 12:29 PM.


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Posted 09 April 2009 - 03:37 PM

One hundred bucks? That sounds like a steal. Congrats.
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Posted 09 April 2009 - 08:17 PM

Thats one dusty vacuum cleaner!

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 12:10 AM

$100? That's impressive

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 01:45 AM

sorry to ask a dumb question, but how does this kind of guitar work? is it electric? where are the pickups?

its always good to ask so we can learn something new. lol

100 is really a good deal.

congrats misterhat, another great item for your collection!

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 10:37 AM

QUOTE (Altitudes911 @ Apr 10 2009, 05:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
sorry to ask a dumb question, but how does this kind of guitar work? is it electric? where are the pickups?


It is an acoustic guitar.

One of my friends has a guitar that looks almost identical to that guitar. I like old guitars...

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 08:34 PM

altitudes911, the sound hole doesn't necessarily need to be below the strings. I believe the soundboard (basically the top face of the guitar) is responsible for vibrating most of the sound inside the guitar. the holes are there so the sound can escape and sound louder and brighter. Look at a violin, that's how they are built/work. the holes on a violin are on either side of the strings, not directly under it.

Great deal btw...





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Posted 15 April 2009 - 04:40 AM

QUOTE (AxSlinger @ Apr 15 2009, 12:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
altitudes911, the sound hole doesn't necessarily need to be below the strings. I believe the soundboard (basically the top face of the guitar) is responsible for vibrating most of the sound inside the guitar. the holes are there so the sound can escape and sound louder and brighter. Look at a violin, that's how they are built/work. the holes on a violin are on either side of the strings, not directly under it.

Great deal btw...


The holes are there so the top can move. The sound already "escaped" thru the top of the guitar as you mentioned.
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Posted 23 April 2009 - 02:11 PM

QUOTE (one_who_rocks @ Apr 9 2009, 09:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That looks snazzy. How thick is it? And is that something in the sound holes? Felt maybe?


It has nothing in the f holes. The guitar is about 3 1/2 inches thick, about normal depth for an acoustic archtop.


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Posted 25 April 2009 - 09:36 AM

any idea how much this guitar is worth? i'm assuming its worth a good deal over $100 but was just wondering how good of a steal this was.

nice geetar by the way.
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Posted 25 April 2009 - 12:26 PM

QUOTE (SRV99 @ Apr 25 2009, 06:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
any idea how much this guitar is worth? i'm assuming its worth a good deal over $100 but was just wondering how good of a steal this was.

nice geetar by the way.


It is a suprisingly good guitar. I reckon I'd say it is worth about $300 or so especially considering that it is in very nice playable condition. It is one of my favorite guitars to record and practice with.

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 08:16 PM

I once played an exact guitar to that made by Silvertone at a pawn shop here but they wanted 600 CAD for the damn thing even though it was beaten up and was much more worn then the one you have purchased is misterhat. I reckon it was about the same age too, not a bad guitar but I don't think it was worth the money considering it's condition.

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 03:43 AM

Man, I wish I could get my hands on something like that.

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 09:20 AM

QUOTE (Razzo @ Apr 28 2009, 11:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Man, I wish I could get my hands on something like that.


It is really is just a matter of spending a lot of time looking and stopping at every pawnshop, flea market, and used music store you see and revisting them regularly. Keep at it and stuff just shows up. And sometimes it is stuff that you did not realize you wanted it until you see it. Like the Yamaha combo organ I just bought. I never really thought about getting an old organ before. But it was in the store when I went in that day. Had I not stopped in that day I might have missed out.



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