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models H180
Acoustic flatop - Natural
Production year(s) : 1970 (other years possible, not verified)

Fender-style headstock. Floral design on head and pickguard. Adustable bridge. H181 is the same with a "pumkin" coloured top.

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Top woodSpruce
Body woodMahogany
All solid woods

9 comments | Add your comment !

  • denis gaudreau - 2007-12-04
    I've seen and tried the h180 today. The one I tried is in real good condition and that guitar is surprising. Nice sound but hard to play.
  • jp - 2007-12-29
    i agree with denis! i own one of these and spent a lot of time lowering the action, but it is still difficult to play. i love the tone quality, though, which is why i have held onto it.
  • Brian E England - 2008-11-14
    I bought one of these in 1970 and still own it
    It was in the loft for about fifteen years but I got it out last year and am learning to play it again I can't understand why I left it alone for so long as I love playing it and hope to teach my grandaughter to play
  • Dan - 2010-08-19
    I have one of these I got when I was just learning to play guitar, so it was probably 1968. I remember going to the music store and the salesman showed it to me. I loved the Fender looking head and the fancy pick guard. I think it cost $75 back then.
  • Daniel Mantyla - 2011-02-09
    My step dad gave me one of these, he said he bought it new in the '70s. I really like it, it has a cool vintage sound, but it's hard to play and its really banged up. Still, it's a cool old guitar! I think I'm going to replace the nut and bridge to try and make it more playable.
  • Jerry Carroll - 2011-10-09
    Bought mine back in 1979/1980 used ,someone painted their name on on it.Was cleaned off,like new ,I bought it for $20 dollars. Strings are a little high at the bottom of the neck.One nice looking guitar.Loved it because,it sounds great,and easy tuning,with all stings on one side.But hard to play,but I'am not sitting down playing it much.
  • Valterra Blue - 2014-01-22
    Great vintage tone- I found mine at the Salvation Army store for $80. hardly played- I lowered the adjustable bridge all the way and tuned down from standard One full step- for easier playability- & lo & behold discovered a gorgeous mellow tone perfect for classical finger plucking style and also Blues styles-
    I'm considering replacing the bridge saddle with a solid bone saddle- I like the thinner body width for ease of playing while strapped on and standing up- I plan to install a pickups system - that's how specie these guitars are, Folks- you just have to alter them slightly to get the sweet spot playability, i reckon~!
  • Patrick - 2015-09-18
    I've had one since 1971. I bought it at a pawn shop in Austin, Texas for $50. It was my only acoustic 6 string until 1995. I have many now, but I still pull it down to play country blues, especially Mance Lipscomb's music. I met Mance and cut my guitar teeth on his music.
    It has a funky, bluesy tone, although lacking in bass. It is in fair condition. I still love it though.
  • Fran - 2016-12-10
    I have had this guitar since the early 1970's. It's comfortable for an acoustic, it does not feel "thick" like other acoustics. I agree that at times it is hard to play especially in the upper frets for me but the sound is great. After all these years the pick plate has lifted itself from the wood a bit but it does not interfere with my playing. I actually stopped playing guitar for 15 years. When I decided to start again, this was my one guitar I went back to. I'm glad I kept it all these years.

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