1957-1959 Harmony H-162 Acoustic Flat Top Guitar Made in USA Vintage H162

1957-1959 Harmony H-162 Acoustic Flat Top Guitar Made in USA Vintage H162

Up for sale is this early Harmony H-162 flat-top acoustic guitar from sometime between 1957 and 1959. This guitar was made in the USA. The date range is based on the body shape, the logo and that Harmony started steel reinforcing the necks at around 1959. This one is not steel reinforced.

It features a solid spruce top, and mahogany sides and back. The neck is poplar and has a beautiful rosewood fingerboard with the original brass frets. Later models used nickel frets. It also has all of the original tortoise-style bindings along the top and bottom of the body. The back of the headstock has a volute, which was more typical on models up to the mid/late 1950s.

The nut, pickguard and bridge have been replaced. The body is sturdy and structurally sound. There are several small age cracks in the wood from being stored in a low-humidity environment. The cracks are reinforced and glued to be stable. There are several small repairs along the side walls in the upper bout on the bass side (see pictures). The tuners are all original.

The headstock logo is likely from the early to mid 1940s, but not later than that. There is no truss rod, which is standard for guitars in the 1940s from Harmony. There is a very slight upward tilt in the neck, which I tried showing in the picture with the ruler.

Size and Specs:

  • Overall length: 40″
  • Width at bottom bout: 15″
  • Body depth: 4″
  • Scale length: 25″
  • Neck radius: 10″
  • Action at 12th fret Low E: 3mm / 0.13″
  • Action at 12th fret High E: 3.5mm / 0.14″
  • Weight: 3lbs 8oz.
Feel free to ask any questions. Free shipping in the lower 48 States.

Description

Up for sale is this early Harmony H-162 flat-top acoustic guitar from sometime between 1957 and 1959. This guitar was made in the USA. The date range is based on the body shape, the logo and that Harmony started steel reinforcing the necks at around 1959. This one is not steel reinforced.

It features a solid spruce top, and mahogany sides and back. The neck is poplar and has a beautiful rosewood fingerboard with the original brass frets. Later models used nickel frets. It also has all of the original tortoise-style bindings along the top and bottom of the body. The back of the headstock has a volute, which was more typical on models up to the mid/late 1950s.

The nut, pickguard and bridge have been replaced. The body is sturdy and structurally sound. There are several small age cracks in the wood from being stored in a low-humidity environment. The cracks are reinforced and glued to be stable. There are several small repairs along the side walls in the upper bout on the bass side (see pictures). The tuners are all original.

The headstock logo is likely from the early to mid 1940s, but not later than that. There is no truss rod, which is standard for guitars in the 1940s from Harmony. There is a very slight upward tilt in the neck, which I tried showing in the picture with the ruler.

Size and Specs:

  • Overall length: 40″
  • Width at bottom bout: 15″
  • Body depth: 4″
  • Scale length: 25″
  • Neck radius: 10″
  • Action at 12th fret Low E: 3mm / 0.13″
  • Action at 12th fret High E: 3.5mm / 0.14″
  • Weight: 3lbs 8oz.


Feel free to ask any questions. Free shipping in the lower 48 States.

Additional information

Weight 18 lbs
Dimensions 50 × 20 × 8 in
Brand

Harmony

Model

H-162

Year

Return Policy

Overview

Our refund and returns policy lasts 14 days. If 14 days have passed since your purchase, we can’t offer you a full refund or exchange.

To be eligible for a return, your item must be in the same condition that you received it and it must be returned within 14 days of your purchase. It must also be in the original packaging.

To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.

Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer.

There are certain situations where only partial refunds are granted:

    • Any item not in its original condition, is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our error.

    • Any item that is returned more than 14 days after delivery

Refunds

Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.

If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days. There will be a 3% return fee deducted from the original amount. For example, if the purchase price was $100, you will receive $97. 

Late or missing refunds

If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account again.

Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted.

Next contact your bank. There is often some processing time before a refund is posted.

If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund yet, please contact us.

Sale items

Only regular priced items may be refunded. Sale items cannot be refunded.

Exchanges

Exchanges are not offered on returns.

Shipping returns

To return your product, you should mail your product to the address on your product box, or contact us for a return address.

You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable.

Shipping insurance must be obtained on returned items. You may want to consider using a service that offers shipment tracking.

We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item.

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Shipping Info (Free Shipping)

FREE SHIPPING IS AVAILABLE ON THIS ITEM.

All sold guitars are handled and shipped within 2 days of purchase. For most deliveries in the United States, we use UPS.

Packing process:

  • Guitar is inspected
  • Strings loosened
  • Neck and head wrapped and supported
  • Body wrapped and supported
  • Inserted into guitar case (if sold with guitar)
  • Inserted into box
  • Taped/sealed
  • UPS pickup