H16B - Bobkat|
Electric solid body - Blue
Production year(s) : 1967-1972 (other years possible, not verified)
2 "mustache" pickups and vibrato - Same as older model H17 but coloured blue - New model number H618 in 1972. Some models have the small body of the H15 Bobkat (bridge on body), some (later ?) models have the larger body of the H19 Silhouette (bridge on pickguard).
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- Bobby Joe - 2005-12-20
I own one of these kolorkats, they have great action, i play it often, it seems to fit perfectly in my hands, i really like the way the dearmond pickups sound,i consider it to be a well made, great sounding and compatible to more expensive guitars,
- skeet - 2007-05-15
Had a couple of these in the mid 90's in mint shape. You could find em at guitar shows for 75 bucks then! Every bit as giid as a mustang or jag, possobly better, from an eccentric/eonomic standpoint. Fun players!
- moodylanegang - 2007-11-16
my first guitar and sounds awesome. plenty of grit with just enough bite, good rhythm guitar, i actually have used it on a few metal tracks.
- Boyd Wallace - 2011-02-16
I purchased this identical Harmony H16B in late 1966 or early 1967. I still have it today and the DeArmond pickups still sound superb. The original action was very low and had a thin neck and comfortable for me to play, as a beginner back then, this is why I purchased it. Cost, about $120.00, and was highly recommended by the Pro Guitar Shop in Pontiac, MI.
- MS - 2013-03-13
My first real guitar. Bought it new in '73 for $119.50. I seem to remember the bridge was on the body not the pickguard. But ? Traded it even for a Goya acoustic in '78.
- Cgf - 2015-06-02
My first guitar. Bought new in 1970 and still have it today! Other than replacing tuning keys with better quality upgrade, she is all stock and has outlasted all my other guitars. Plays great.
- Ryan Lake - 2016-07-01
I had an H16B with the Silhouette sized body, as a thirteen year old kid back in the early to mid eighties. It was my first electric and I ended up selling it to a kid in my neighborhood, after I got a Gibson 'The Paul' for Christmas one year. I sold it for fifteen bucks. Ha! Man, I always regretted letting that guitar go. So, just within the past week, I finally tracked down a super clean H16R, (with a nitro Candy Apple Red finish) and the smaller, Bobkat style body. It rules. It's really loud unplugged, and it stays in tune like a champ, even after liberal use of the tremolo! It feels like a vintage Fender. If you see one, grab it! You won't be disappointed.