1971 Harmony H164 Sovereign


Located in Portland, OR


For your consideration a 1971 Harmony H164 Sovereign in black! If you like the Harmony Buck Owens, your gonna love this guitar! It is almost identical in construction and sound just finished in black! It’s hard to believe this would have been an entry level instrument in 1971. This is the type of guitar that shines in the studio, dry, crisp sound that doesn’t muddy up the recording with extra unwanted overtones. Still fairly resonate and lively but puts out a great rhythmic punch.

Specs! This guitar is in good condition. It has had a neck reset by Nate Wood at Stahman Guitars. Original three plate tuners. Nut width measures 1-3/4″. Maple neck with a depth of .88″ at the first fret and 1.09″ at the twelfth fret. It has a 25.4″ scale length. Rosewood fingerboard with a 16″ radius. Action measures 5/64″ on the bass side and 4/64″ on the treble side. Original 19 medium small frets are in very good condition. Spruce top with mahogany back and sides. Rosewood bridge with an adjustable saddle. Maple bridge plate. Comes with a chip board case. Weighs 4 pounds and 1 ounce.

If you need a great recording guitar for rhythm tracks this H164 has got you covered! Would make an awesome stage guitar. Action is set up perfectly. The neck reset has brought this instrument back to life. Great old guitar tone, crisp with good attack. Still resonate but doesn’t bleed aggressive overtones. Cool vintage American made guitar!


Year: 1971

Model: H164 Sovereign

Serial: NA

Finish: Black

Weight: 4 pounds and 1 ounce.

Condition: This guitar is in good condition.

Modifications: This guitar has had a neck reset.

Comments: Killer rhythm guitar!