1969 H II N – Sunburst – #768071


This is a rare “transition” H II N. It is one of only 250 H II Ns made from late 1969 to early 1970. I was made early enough in that first run (#71) for me to call it a ’69. The transition guitars retain the ‘Fender’ style headstock but have the humbucking pickups and dual volume and tone controls of the new model. Beyond that, I think this is a very cool guitar! It appears to have been gigged (obligatory cigarette burn on the headstock) or played a lot as the frets are quite worn. There are some dings and some buckle rash, but the beautiful finish remains remarkably clear for such an experienced guitar. Other than the fret wear, I would say that this instrument is in very good condition. Another cool feature is that the owner engraved their name in it for identification. See the photos. It appears as if that owner was female which I think is also interesting. It is not ‘one of a kind’, but one of 250 which makes it an interesting addition to any collector of H II Ns. It comes with a period-correct and equally experienced rectangular hard case with new latches. If you are serious about this guitar, more photos and information can be provided.

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