H1200 - Flat Top Cutaway|
Acoustic flatop - Sunburst
Production year(s) : 1954 (other years possible, not verified)
Spruce top, maple back and sides.
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- Chris Slaney - 2008-01-06
My Father has this model. He has had it since the 50's. He use to love this guitar. Many stories were shared at the kitchen table in relation to parties and frequent gatherings.
Over the years this guitar without a case was damage from high humidity damage from the climate conditions of Eastern Canada. Some day I hope to restore this for him so he could once again cherish the tones.
Thanks for this site. Chris Slaney - Alberta, Canada
- Sam - 2008-02-20
I have this model for a few years now. It has been played a lot in it's life. It was once a G.I. guitar complete with a bald eagle decal (removed now). I have restored it as a player. It really works well for dropped bari style tunings and slide guitar. Unmatched for it's special feel and tone!
- robin - 2008-08-28
I have a 1956 H1200 looks real nice, good construction,great sound i would like to know more about my guitar but i guess what is important is sound quality
- Steve Jirak - 2014-10-18
I just purchased a H1200 cutaway from an estate sale. The crown of the original pinless bridge (where the strings once passed through) has been sanded down and converted to a pin bridge. The guitar is strung with nylon strings and sounds surprisingly nice. It has no truss rod, but the neck is straight and the action is low. This is a VERY well built instrument and I look forward to hearing it once it is restored back to an original pinless bridge and strung with steel strings. One curious thing about this particular H1200 is that the wood used on the back and sides appears (from the unfinished inside) to be mahogany, not maple. I wonder is some H1200's were manufactured with mahogany bodies? Hmmm.