Harmony Deco EH Lap Steel; ce. 1950
Model H3 made from 1947 thru 1951.
BLACK laquer, rectangular trapeziod deco body, top & back binding, P13 "Speedbump" pickup.
Excellent 99% Period Condition
--- Handsome art-deco design.
--- Solid wood.
--- Thru body neck.
--- Original satin laquer finish. BLACK for you outlaw Pro's & aspirers!
--- White body binding top and botom edges.
--- Clear Plexiglas fretboard; White w/ black fret and deco position markers printed on underside.
--- DeArmond P13 Tone Empasizer TM "speedbump" aka "soap dish" pickup. Predecessor to the P90.
--- Plays / sounds great.
--- Pots are free, smooth and noiseless.
--- Reverse wired tone pot for finger controlled boo-wah (wah wah) effect.
--- Harmony radio style deco bakelite knobs.
--- Chromed brass handrest will remove with 2 small screws if desired for hand blocking.
--- Beefy, stainless, "quarter round" bridge; roots strings at rear V clasps; Stainless mounting screws at each lateral end reach deep into the body for sustain.
--- 22.5" scale length.
--- I have cleaned this Steel up expertly, including the minor corrosion shown in these pics; The
Steel and it's hardware are now very nice.
--- A remarkably cool and nice Steel.
--- Very small / minor dings & chips in paint finish.
--- Small paint separation along body-back wood joints. (caused by different ageing rates and characteristics of the 3 slabs).
--- There are no other issues with this Steel.