Made by Harry West in his Melbourne workshop some 70 years ago, this Wayne Harmonic archtop acoustic is ‘beat but sweet’, with bumps and scrapes – most likely from a period when it travelled without a case – but structurally sound, with very good neck set and action. No loose braces, no separation anywhere in the back, sides and top, just lots of natural wear and tear. The frets are in surprisingly good condition, tuners and bridge appear to be original, nut and tailpiece are newer, pickguard is missing. Plays well with plenty of projection and tone. Comes with a 1960s era black hard case with two working latches that fits this charismatic Aussie survivor well.