H88 - Stratotone Doublet|
Electric solid body - Black
Production year(s) : 1954-1957 (other years possible, not verified)
2 pickups - one piece neck/body. Pickups similar to the H44 "Hershey bar", but in a brass enclosure painted in black, with added chrome trim.
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- Splatotone - 2006-07-05
I've had one of these, but much prefer the H-44's (bigger neck) I've had. Currently, my main S-tone is a beater 44 that I've added a bridge p.u. to (I've managed to find a few of these p.u.s). Made an H-88 style pickguard, and added a switch. With the front p.u. sounding like an old archtop, and the bridge p.u. sounding like a cross between the best of L.P. jr. and Tele tones, I can take this gtr to ANY gig.
- Frankie R. - 2009-07-17
I haven't had the luck to really come across one of the originals, but I was able to purchase an Eastwood H44 with two pick ups (the DLX model).
I wanted to change over to the stacked pots & knobs, but not just to make a copy. I wanted to see if I could recapture some of the tone & vibe of the original set up, and yeah - along with some good strings - achieved sonic nirvana!
There's nothing like the real deal,they're hard to come by, but I'm happy with what I've accomplished.
- Come Back !! - 2012-03-19
The first photos here are of my H88 which I sold years ago to a guy in Germany. I have since felt a deep regret and have seen a few sell for a LOT more than I let mine go for. THE LESSON: NEVER SELL ANYTHING... EVER!!!! I miss you Acheey!
- Stratotoner101 - 2013-06-04
I recently scored one of these treasures. The Harmony H88 is one of the best sounding guitars I've ever heard! It is very versatile, which is something that comes in handy when playing many varieties of music. Then there's the neck - the size of a baseball bat, as some may say. Relative to the body size (much smaller than your average electric), it's huge! It definitely fills your hand, but that's the great thing - the neck is part of the Stratotone experience. These are hard to come by, but they're great guitars!
By the way, does anyone know what kind of pickups these are? Are they the Hershey Bar, or is that on H44? Thanks!
- Strato lover - 2017-02-05
I had an H88, now I wish I had it back! It was stamped inside the body cavity March 1959. Great sounding guitar with sustain and tone for days