Harmony launches a Bigsby version of the Silhouette

The guitar sports all of the standard Silhouette’s features.

Harmony Guitars has launched a new version of its gold-foil loaded offset, the Silhouette. The new instrument replaces the vintage-style hardtail bridge with a Bigsby B5 vibrato.

The Silhouette with Bigsby comes with many of the same specifications as the hardtail Silhouette. There’s an alder body with a bolt-on maple neck, topped with a 12-inch radius ebony fingerboard and 22 medium-jumbo frets.

Harmony's Silhouette With Bigsby

The bridge is also the same, but with cutouts to allow for the strings to reach the vibrato tailpiece.

The guitar’s scale length is 25 inches, between a standard Gibson length of 24.75 inches and a Fender scale of 25.5 inches. The electronics are a pair of custom gold foil mini-humbuckers, with master volume and tone controls and a three-way toggle.

Harmony’s Gerald Hooper said in a statement that “the Silhouette has seen incredible reception and demand from around the world and we’ve received so many requests to add a vibrato option to the model.

“The Bigsby B5 is the perfect choice, a vibrato system iconic for its smooth action and tasteful pitch-bending capabilities, it complements the Silhouette perfectly and brings the playing experience to a whole new level.”

You can hear Patrick Breen put the guitar through its paces in the demo video below.

The Silhouette with Bigsby comes finished in a choice of Burgundy, Slate, Space Black, all nitrocellulose. The model will begin shipping in August at a US MAP of $1,549. Find out more at harmony.co.

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