Friday, March 20, 2009

1960's Harmony Bobkat Bobcat H15V

I picked this guitar up in late 2008 and it has a market value of $228.50. It's a mid 1960's Harmony Bobkat (Bobcat) electric with two DeArmond goldfoil pickups. The bridge P/U is weak but the neck P/U is very strong! The finish is completely removed, sanded smooth and is ready to be repainted or sealed to bring out the natural beauty of the wood. The neck is straight with low action and a rosewood fretboard. As far as I can tell, this guitar is all original and complete. This guitar is in very good condition and only minor corrosion on the metal parts.


Harmony BobKat's were produced starting in 1966. There were many versions of the Bobkat including the H14 (single pickup sunburst) , H15 (double pickup sunburst), H15V (double pickup sunburst with vibrato), and H17(double pickup with red sunburst and vibrato) among other models.

This one has the finish completely removed, sanded smooth and is ready to be repainted or sealed to bring out the natural beauty of the wood.

Here's a site with a bit more information and pictures.

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7 comments:

Dan "The Man" said...

Ok I really want this one.

G L Wilson said...

The removal of the finish makes it look really new!

Could probably do with being oiled.

Guitar Hunter said...

I agree with you GL, I didn't know the wood was so nice under the finish of the BobKat's.

John said...

why'd you remove the finish? that's most of the charm of an old guitar. and plus the lacquers they used back in the 60's were better than the ones today. not criticizing, just askin'! oh and why's it so cheap if its that old? ta.

Guitar Hunter said...

I didn't remove the finish, that's the way it was when I acquired it. And as for the value, that's what I found it was worth. Maybe because of the finish removal or the pickup problem it has a lower value. Just remember, old isn't the only thing that might make it valuable. It's the old supply and demand thing at work here.

Neil said...

Someone gave me one of these along time ago. I am not a guitarist so I don't care about it though. I am a drummer.

Thanks for posting the market value of it, I am hopefully going to sell to a friend or so.

Guitar Hunter said...

I wish someone would start giving me guitars they don't need.

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