This is a vintage 1972 Harmony H420 electric semi-hollowbody bass guitar. This particular example, serial number 7370, is in extremely excellent (near mint) 100% all original condition and includes the original soft case! This beautiful bass guitar is the more simplified successor to Harmony’s H27 hollowbody bass model. While both the H27 and H420 sport significant differences, the two basses are more similar than they aren’t. Like the H27, the H420 features; (2) DeArmond Golden Tone humbucking pickups, a laminated maple hollowbody construction, a 30″ scale length, a 1 3/4″ nut width, original wood finger and thumb rests, The double-pickup Harmony hollowbody bass was notably used by Ronnie Lane of the (Small) Faces, and all Harmony basses have since gained popularity for not just being fantastic bargain basses, but for achieving an incredible thumpy low-end most other hollowbody basses fail to deliver with comparable character. Compared to it’s predecessor, the H27, the H420 was produced for a very limited period between 1972-1973, and was issued in much lower quantities than it’s sunburst counterpart. While it may seem strange that the H22 and H27 can be worth as much as $1,200.00 to $1,800.00 when in excellent condition, finding a better example of an H420 may not be possible. Even the original soft case is in incredibly crisp condition.
Because this bass retains the original low-tension La Bella flatwound strings, this bass still has a perfectly straight neck and an impeccable neck angle. The bass hasn’t been used, and remains in near NOS condition. The neck is the width of the average electric guitar’s, but it is slightly deeper, and the profile is a somewhat chunky C-shape. It sounds incredible as mentioned, and was recently cleaned and serviced to function perfectly.