Tuesday, July 19, 2011

1950's Futuramic Archtop Acoustic in Minnetonka Minn for $225

These are sometimes identified as Kay Holiday Futuramics but I am pretty sure this one is a Harmony Product. Either way it is as cool and likeable as many of the other Art Deco and Space Age designs that came out of those Chicago factories.

This one looks to be in very good shape which is the key with these - since they are really all about the looks. FYI - the necks on these guitars are rumoured to be the thickest you can possibly imagine - so keep that in mind before buying sight unseen. I have a Regal archtop with what I consider a "baseball bat" neck and these are supposedly even thicker.

The backs of these are TV Yellow just like the front and the tuners should be 3 on a strip Klusons if they are original.

Note: I cannot be held responsible if you contract some bizarre toxic condition from rubbing up against the copper-tinged paint playing this 50 + year old USA made guitar.

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1950's Vintage Archtop Guitar - $225 (Minnetonka)

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Date: 2011-07-19, 12:10AM CDT
Reply to: sale-x6qzf-2501587837@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
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Very sharp looking Holiday "Futuramic" archtop and archback guitar in very very good condition. Rare yellow top and back with equally rare copper sides, neck and pickguard. Neck is straight, action is nice and low, neck heel is solid, frets are fine, fretboard shows no wear and is freshly oiled, no splits or cracks. All of that and it sounds really good too. Holiday was a house brand that was distributed by Montgomery Wards and Alden Department stores, and were made at various times by Harmony, Kay and Danelectro. I figure this was probably built by Harmony. It's a real nice guitar. That finger in the last photo is not pointing, it's just balancing the guitar so you can see the string height and neck butt. Includes a fairly beat old brown softshell case that may be the original.

•Location: Minnetonka

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