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Pete’s Gear: Harmony Sovereign H-1260 6-string acoustic guitar

Pete Townshend’s Harmony Sovereign H1260 6-string jumbo acoustic guitar, as used in the studio and demo recording ’60s. The Harmony 6-string featured a double-bound jumbo body in natural finish and dot inlays.

In 1968 Pete purchased a new 1968 Gibson J-200 acoustic from Manny’s in New York and stopped using the Harmony guitar.

Whereabouts unknown.


The following catalog description from the Harmony Database:

1966 catalog: Harmony Sovereign – Jumbo Model

The rich deep sustained bass and clear treble tones so desirable for folk and Country and Western music are “built-in” this specially designed Sovereign Jumbo model. The large deep body has selected mahogany back and sides, resonant spruce top, white edge bindings, with inlays. The Torque-Lok reinforced mahogany “Slim-Line” neck, with ovalled rosewood fingerboard, makes chording and playing fast and easy. Beautifully finished, highly polished.

No. 1260 – Size 16 x 4 5/16 x 40 3/4 in.: $85.00

No. C-550 – Carrying Case, extra: $16.00

Ca. 1967, Harmony 6

Ca. 1967.

Ca. 1967, Harmony 6

Ca. 1967, home studio with Harmony 6.

Ca. 1967, on Top of the Pops, with Harmony 6.

Ca. 1967, on Top of the Pops, with Harmony 6.

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