One thing’s for sure, the Harmony Silhouette is a sleek-looking instrument. This American-made rocker boasts an offset alder body that’s sure to garner second glances, while gold-foil Alnico III mini humbuckers churn out a whole range of dazzling, vintage-inflected tonal textures. The Silhouette is built to inspire — its hand-filling C-shaped neck with just-right 25" scale and glassy 12"-radius ebony fingerboard ensures playability that equals its jaw-dropping appearance and alluring sound. A classic nitrocellulose lacquer finish and Harmony's iconic Custom Cupcake knobs round out this upscale axe’s features. The Silhouette includes an ultra-padded MONO Vertigo soft case that makes gigging around town a piece of cake.
Alder and maple are a recipe for tonal perfection. Alder is reputed to be one of the most balanced-sounding tonewoods on the planet. Lows, mids, highs — they all ring out loud and true. Maple is a guitarist’s secret weapon for adding snap and sustain to their playing. And when you add ebony to the party, all bets are off — it’s instant tonal nirvana. The Harmony Silhouette boasts an offset, double-cut alder body that joins an ebony-capped maple neck by way of an extremely ergonomic low-profile heel. Together, these create a buttery-smooth response in the hands and an unforgettable playing experience into any low-wattage tube amp in your collection. And just like another legacy American guitar brand, the Harmony Silhouette is handbuilt in Kalamazoo, Michigan, with the right touches of heirloom quality and modern precision.
Gold-foil pickups began popping up on student guitars from the likes of Harmony and Teisco in the 1950s and '60s, then saw a brief resurgence in boutique instruments in the mid-2010s. And just like that, as quickly as they came, they were gone again. But the tone maestros at Harmony never forgot the touch response and retro good vibes these pickups were all about. That's why the Harmony Silhouette comes stock with a custom-voiced set of gold-foil mini-humbucking pickups. These pickups exhibit a character — a bite, a chime, a spank, a spark — you're not likely to find in other pickup types. Alnico III magnets and Orange drop caps give these humbuckers a nice vintage-y warmth and roundness. If you're looking for classic tone and touch dynamics, you'll find it in the Silhouette.
American-made Harmony guitars have been found in the hands of pro musicians and hobbyists since 1892. The Harmony Silhouette is a welcomed return to form for the American instrument company, combining old-world techniques with more than 125 years of technical know-how to bring today's players a taste of its Kalamazoo heritage.
Boasting a unique off-set shape that is both sleek and comfortable, and uncomplicated wiring of our custom Harmony gold foils; the Harmony Silhouette is the perfect guitar for players looking for a new playing experience.