Renaissance Series

Guitars built between the 20’s and the 60’s by Harmony, Silvertone, Kay, or sometimes Gibson were built cheaply with ladder bracing, flat necks, and low end hardware.  However, the wood available at that time was a higher quality than most of the woods used in guitar making today.

When we renaissance one of these models we rebrace the inside like our customs by removing the back, then resetting the neck to the proper angle.   

When we renaissance one of these models we rebrace the inside like our customs by removing the back, then resetting the neck to the proper angle.

 

Next the fingerboard is replaned and refretted and a new bridge is made to match.   

Next the fingerboard is replaned and refretted and a new bridge is made to match.

 

We then make a new nut, set the intonation with a new saddle, and add new tuning gears.   

We then make a new nut, set the intonation with a new saddle, and add new tuning gears.

 

 

The resulting guitar is an older, weathered-looking instrument that plays and sounds like a brand new high end guitar at a much more reasonable price. Most of the Harmonys we renaissance are OM sized with Spruce or Mahogany tops, Mahogany backs and sides, Poplar necks, and Brazillian Rosewood fingerboards.

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