I regularly keep my eyes on the marketplace sights, just to see if there are any deals. Altho I don’t have any needs, I’ve been wanting a Hollowbody again, so when this bass popped up for a price where I’d get change from 3 $20 bills, I was intrigued. Tried to do some quick research, the pickup made me think 60’s Japan, but the most distinguishing feature I think is the odd alignment of the 3 Neck bolts. A little looking and it led me to believe this is a Harmony H22, the singlecut version which was made between ‘61 & ‘69, and surprisingly, made in the US as far as I can tell. I plugged it in & I was sold immediately... an amazingly clear but old school thump, and really “uprightish”, which is really what I was hoping for. A couple observations: - Electronics all work, even the “baritone” switch functions. - Apparently pickup is a DeArmond Gold Tone - sounds great! - The neck is incredibly thin - a jazz bass feels chunky in comparison - and bass is a 30” scale. - Really light, thin, and resonant; it projects decent volume acoustically. - A pretty big body in all but depth, but very comfortable to play. Now, as can be seen, this Bass was practically given away because it needs some work... luckily it’s mostly cosmetic, basically reversing someone’s half completed, poor refinish job. LUCKILY, the binding is undamaged and in great shape all around. The neck is in good shape, and adjustments on the rosewood bridge work well. Unfortunately the tuners have been replaced, as the originals are 2 pieces, each piece containing 2 tuners each. I’ll probably make a restoration thread in the LC, but in meantime I hope someone can answer a few questions. - Where the wood has been stripped, it looks quite dry in places: should I do something to nourish the wood before putting a finish on it? - The bare wood seems dirty, is there an effective way of cleaning it before finishing it? - All pictures I’ve seen these have had some kind of burst finish, so I’m assuming the finish on the back was done as part of the half finished refinish? We’re any sold with a solid color finish? That’s it for now, I’ve yet to really dig in, but I’m really excited. Hopefully I can bring it back close to its original glory, as the price these go for in good condition is telling of the sound & build quality of these Basses. Please, if anyone has any info on these, or can help with any restoration ideas or advice, chime in. I’d love any info & ideas TB has to offer! .... and now, the pics!