New Baxendale Conversions Harmony Jamboree


Located in Portland, OR


Here we have a 1960s Harmony Jamboree guitar which has undergone the famed Baxendale Conversion process. Scott Baxendale is an Athens Georgia-based luthier who has developed his own proprietary process for turning old Harmony and Stella ladder-braced guitars from fun couch players into great playing, great sounding, X-braced tone monsters.

Baxendale’s process includes taking off the back of the guitar, repairing any cracks or structural issues, removing all existing bracing, and adding his own X-braced pattern of scalloped braces in quarter sawn Adirondack or Engleman spruce, before replacing the back. He also performs a neck set and refret, planing (or replacing) the existing fingerboard to a perfect 12 or 14 inch radius. New vintage-style tuners and a bone nut are installed. Lastly, Scott makes a new bridge with a bone saddle. The original finish of the guitar is retained so the cool vintage vibe is not lost. Pretty amazing.

Basic Specs: This guitar is in excellent refurbished condition. Grover reissue Sta-tite tuners. 1 3/4 inch Bone nut. Maple neck with a 25.5 inch scale length. Neck depth of .90 at the first fret and 1.05 at the twelfth fret. Bound Rosewood fingerboard with 20 Jumbo frets and a 12 inch radius. Rosewood bridge with Bone saddle and Maple bridge plate. Single-ply white pickguard.

We love Baxendale conversions and we’re sure you will, too. When your buddies come over and pick up your “old” guitar, their minds will be blown away with how it plays and sounds. All Baxendale guitars come with a quality hardshell case, too!


Year: 2020

Model: Harmony Jamboree

Finish: Black.

Case: Come with its original hard shell case.

Weight: 3 pounds and 14 ounces.

Condition: This guitar is in excellent refurbished condition.

Modifications: This guitar has undergone the full Baxendale Conversion process (listed above).

Comments: Another great Scott Baxendale conversion has turned a pedestrian Harmony guitar into a tone monster.