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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:23 pm    Post subject: Harmony Silhouette Project Reply with quote

I bought a Harmony Silhouette neck that needs some work and I would like to make a body/pickguard for it in the near future.
If someone has one and wouldn't mind tracing the body out line or maybe giving me some measurements I would really appreciate it.

Here's a link to some reference pictures.

http://harmony.demont.net/guitars/H19/107.htm
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 2:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that the same as a bobkat? There is one of those at the guitar shop down the road from where I work.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 2:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cur wrote:
Is that the same as a bobkat? There is one of those at the guitar shop down the road from where I work.


No, it's a little different body/pickguard from a Bobkat. I have a bobkat tracing if you ever need one. I may go that route if the silhouette doesn't pan out.
The necks are pretty much the same.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 2:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will check what it is. I just assumed bobkat when I saw it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have one in my uncle's shop
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I have one in my uncle's shop


Thanks. I was needing some measurements but I was lucky enough to get a template from a member on another forum.
Now I just need to get around to making a body.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will be happy to see this project here. Old Harmonies are supercool.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I will be happy to see this project here. Old Harmonies are supercool.


Here's the damaged neck I bought for $10.











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And here's some pics of of the progress so far on the Harmony neck.
I still need to do some binding work and refret but it's been good practice.






















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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That maple block blended in really well, did you add that veneer just for aesthetics?
Looking forward to the rest of the project.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for posting! Great job on the heal - the second block overlaps the first one and makes the whole construction solid.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sunshiner wrote:
Thank you for posting! Great job on the heal - the second block overlaps the first one and makes the whole construction solid.


Thanks! yeah, that's what I'm hoping anyway. It seems pretty solid. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.


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That maple block blended in really well, did you add that veneer just for aesthetics?
Looking forward to the rest of the project.


The veneer was because I was bored and a bit bugged about the drilled hole in the block I used as a donor.
I doweled the hole but everything else looked clean and that plugged hole just kept staring at me.
It'll never be seen once the neck is painted. Embarassed
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How is the project going?
By the way, is it a double acting trussrod on this vintage Harmony?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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How is the project going?
By the way, is it a double acting trussrod on this vintage Harmony?


Not much to post on this one. I've been sidetracked making bodies for others.
Plus I bought up some Dano necks off the GFS website so I've been dicking around with those.

It's a single action truss rod on the Harmony. I bent it slightly when I was removing it but I've straightened it back out.
I was going to replace it with a StewMac Hot Rod truss rod but they don't come in the length I need for this neck.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just checked GFS, they do still sell Dano necks. Some hollow covered with masonite body is in your plans? Smile
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sunshiner wrote:
Just checked GFS, they do still sell Dano necks. Some hollow covered with masonite body is in your plans? Smile


Yep. A U1 with a dolphin headstock and a Longhorn 6 string bass.
I also have a 12 string dc build and a 6 string dano dc build started but I'll probably sell them off when I get 'em far enough along.
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