1970 Harmony Buck Owens H169
How cool is this and so hard to find this side of the pond and we have just spent a ton of money getting this one into great playing condition which includes a neck reset and re fret. Made during the Buck Owens TV series and often given away at gigs or as promotional prizes.
This one has had some paint touchups to the bottom rim which actually matches in quite well colour wise even if a bit sloppily applied. Humidified and cleated back crack. The saddle is oversized to allow the adjustable bridge to connect to the top of the guitar negating the use of adjustable screws.
Fabulous big round tone, its not all hype, these really are nice guitars…not just a looker!
Comes with a period correct hard shell case
Made with a solid spruce top, and solid birch back and size the 3129 ‘Buck Owens American guitar’ was sold for $82.95 in the late 60s and early 70s Sears catalog (an extra $9.50 for the case). Red, white and blue “American Guitar”- “Grand Concert” size – stamped H169 inside. The guitar is a similar shape and size construction to the H164 Harmony model. The original Buck Owens guitar, as seen in “Hee Haw” TV show, was built by Semie Moseley of Mosrite guitars
This model of guitar can also be seen being used by Ryans Adams and also in the Nirvana Unplugged MTV Music Special.
From The Sears Catalogue:
Buck Owens Red, White and Blue American Guitar. Add color, great sound to the country and wesern scene with this Buck Owens Grand-Concert size Guitar. $82.95. 1) Bold stripes, bright stars, great response in this guitar that sounds as free-spirited as it looks. Select spruce top, finest wood for vibrant resonances. Bound rosewood fingerboard with 7 position markersguide you to sure chording; 5 side markers, steel stringes. Rosewood bridge; adjustable steel-rod reinforced neck prevents warping. Hardwood back and sides. Celluloid bound top and Botton edges. Celluloid headpiece with white edging. Individually covered machine heads. Red, White and blue flat-top guitar. Instruction Book, pick. Guitar measures 401/2 x 151/8 x 41/8. Guitar Case on facing page. ($9.50)
Comes with a hard fitted case
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