The Harmony H42 Stratotone has long been considered one of the most unique guitar designs of the 20th Century. With its large carve neck-through construction and diminutive body size, it offers unparalleled comfort and a uniquely inviting playing experience. These have long been a slide guitar favorite, with an exceptional amount of resonance and sustain due to the aforementioned neck-through design. The guitar simply rings like a tuning fork, exciting the original “hershey bar” single coil pickup in delivering some beautiful harmonically rich tones with a warm, deep response. The pickup is the same DeArmond made unit as the more familiar and slightly more upscale Model H-44 which cost all of $5.00 more in most years. The stack-knob configuration mimics the compact body shape, keeping control layout nice and tidy on the original single-ply black pickguard. The toggle switch is a Tone Bypass circuit that activates or deactivates the tone control. This is a fantastic and complete example in original condition. The Yellow finish and “Harmo-metal” body edges are very clean. Peghead graphics are clear and undisturbed, and the original 3-on-a-plate tuners work very well. The pickgard is crack-free and all electronics are original. She’s very good overall & she comes in its original (but fragile) chipboard case.