1966 Harmony Monterey Lefty

A super-cool lefty conversion, this 1966 Harmony H1456 Monterey started life as a right-handed acoustic archtop. It’s been properly converted to a left-handed electric archtop in our shop, and features a Curtis Novak Goldfoil pickup, TonePros AVRII bridge on an ebony base, a custom made celluloid pickguard, aged, and attached with period hardware, and a pair of cool vintage control knobs. We’ve also reset the neck on this one, installed lefty side dots that exactly mirror the originals on the righty side, and made a new aged bone nut for it. This was clearly NOT a money-maker for the shop, lol!

The guitar sounds great, with something of a bluesy ES-125 kind of tone, but with the clarity, power, and frequency range of a vintage Gold Foil. We have it set up with 11-49 roundwound strings, but it would sound jazzy and dark with flats if you so chose.

The guitar is in beautiful condition, without cracks, damage, or worn finish. The frets are original and show very little playwear. Original tuners and tailpiece.

The neck has a large rounded feel and a nut width that’s a touch wider than 1-11/16”. Neck depth at the 1st fret is .940” and 1.007” at the 9th. 25” scale, 2-1/8” string spread at the bridge.

Case of your choice at an additional cost.