The reason the reissue Harmony's were a flop was because there were enough vintage ones out there with the real deal pickups at reasonable prices. I picked up a 68' H-54 Rocket in near mint condition about 3 years ago for less than they were selling the reissues for and the gold foils really scream, it's a fun guitar and I'll likely keep it around. When I want to blast a few old Kinks tunes it'll do them quite nicely. The reason I picked it up was my buddy has an old one pickup rocket(no truss rod era) and I always loved playing it, the neck is great. To me there's just something about the old Harmony electrics, I used to have a Bobcat with the silver foils for a long time but it went away to help finance my Les Paul purchase years ago. The Harmony's are what they are, low budget USA made units. Some are great players and some are great wall hangers. I've never heard any real positive things about the reissues.