New Baxendale Conversions Converted H165


Located in Portland, OR


For your consideration a New Baxendale Conversion Harmony H-165 with a natural finish. This 60s Harmony H165 has a new lease on life after being fully gone through by the crew at Baxendale Guitars! We see a lot of these cool old OM style Harmonys but they never sound like this! Plus the neck reset as well as refret are a must and guarantee this guitar is ready to roll for years to come! Big full sound that should sweeten even more with time. Nice light weight. Killer playing and sounding guitar!

Specs! This guitar has been fully restored by Baxendale Guitars. It has had a neck reset and a refret. It has been rebraced. It has a new maple bridge plate, a new rosewood bridge and a new bone nut. It has a new set of Grover Sta-Tite tuners. It has a new bone nut with a width of 1-3/4″. Mahogany neck with a depth of .94″ at the first fret and 1.20″ at the twelfth fret. it has a 25.5″ scale length. Rosewood fingerboard with a 12″ radius. Action measures 4.5/64″ (bass side) and 4/64″ (treble side). 19 medium frets are in new condition. Solid spruce top with mahogany back and sides. Natural finish. Comes with a Gator hard shell case. Weighs 3 pounds and 8 ounces.

About Baxendale Guitars!

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 reset and refret, planing (or replacing) the existing fingerboard to a perfect 12 or 14 inch radius. New vintage-style tuners and a bone nut is installed. Lastly, Scott makes a new Rosewood bridge with a bone saddle. The original finish of the guitar is retained so the cool vintage vibe is not lost. Pretty amazing.

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: 2021

Model: Converted H165

Serial: 210307

Finish: Natural.

Case: Comes with its original hard shell case.

Weight: 3 pounds and 8 ounces.

Condition: This guitar is in brand new refurbished condition.

Modifications: This vintage guitar was fully restored by Baxendale Guitars. Its been re-braced. It's had a neck reset. It's been refretted. New bridge, bridge pate and bone saddle. It has a new bone nut. It has a new set of tuners.

Comments: The best H165 you've ever heard!