I just received a mint Silvertone 633e reissue (Harmony H1260) and right out of the box it sounded like I was playing an unplugged electric guitar. No acoustic. I know some will say tone is in the fingers, but there is nothing fingers could do. I immediatly proceed to remove a layer of finish with a microfiber and a surface prep product. It helped. Then I used a magic eraser with same surface prep. Helped a little further. I had some polishing pad in the garage with polishing products. And that also allowed the wood to get more tone, more life. The guitar sounds very good. I also changed the strings to Earthwood 80/20 ligth-medium. Regardless, to kick this topic I will post 2 videos I found on youtube, please contribute with your thoughts about excessive gloss that manufacturers apply to guitar bodies to enhance their visual appeal (which end up messing the sound of the guitar).