With the popularity of "new garage rock" has come a concomitant rise in the prices of instruments seen in the hands of rootsy performers including the Mississippi Shakes, Jack White, and the Black Keys. The H77 is sometimes described as the little brother of the Bigsby-equipped H78 model associated with the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, but in terms of performance, the guitar is every bit its equal.
This all-original example's features include a lustrously finished arched maple top, a comfortably narrow fingerboard, a short 24 1/4" scale length (for those pitch-perfect bass-string bends), three great-sounding DeArmond pickups that exhibit just the right mixture of chime and snarl (ideal for a rendition of either old or new garage rock, from "Psychotic Reaction" to "Gold on the Ceiling"). What's more, according to the original Harmony catalog, the variety of switches "permit selection of any of 7 combinations of [sounds]." We haven't counted each and every one, but our experience is consistent with the catalog copy -- this guitar clearly provides a "brilliant and flexible" playing experience.
The guitar is missing the end pin and the pickguard is slightly warped, else excellent condition.
Ships in new gig bag.