Toggle navigation. Vintage guitars for sale: Harmony. So, I had my buddy down the road reach out to a descendant of the maker of the guitar and do the math on the specs for stringing this beautiful creation. We'll be posting a video link as time allows that describes the journey of what this process has become. So make an offer before it gets way more expensive from me having to pay a cinematographer! Feel free to stop by the shop I dropped it off at for restoration and give it a try!! Made famous by some of the best.
The answer there is they kind of did. It appears that the number after the H is the model number and the number prior is the serial of that batch, made in that time period. In other words, you can't date a Harmony instrument from the serial number alone.
You need the date code. It should also be noted that some of the time that stamped number just isn't there.
Special thanks to Hal Loflin for pointing me towards some great information. I took the back off to fix a few items when I got it so I took a few pictures of the interior. It looks like the two codes in mine are: Under bass f-hole: H Between bottom of treble f-hole and tailblock:?
There was glue from a previous poor repair over the letter s. Removal of the glue did not make the mark any more clear since the glue took some of the marking with it. Attached Thumbnails. So the First half and Second half explanation, would make it just the opposite season from the generally accepted Spring and Fall.
It makes good sense though. The First and Second shift explanation I believe also came from an ex-employee. Makes me wonder if there was just a little misunderstanding on the half of the year and work shift part by the person collecting the facts. I have seen numbers like Brad's on a few Harmony instruments that from all features appear to be from the late 30's early 40's. Will only ship within USA. Very good condition H Harmometal Harmony Jamboree, Includes Case.
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Aluminum binding, and original pickguard. Plays nice and easy. Feel free to ask any questions. Truthfully I have been collecting sovereigns for over 45 yrs, and never seen one like this. Very clean guitar that has had it's neck reset at sometime in its life. It has serial numbers that seem to conflict each other. I will try and post pictures. Of all Hi, I'm selling my vintage Silvertone guitar. I've had this guitar listed before but always end up having second thoughts about selling it.
This is a great guitar and plays well. The DeArmond pickup trio sound fantastic. All the electronics work without issue. I am pricing much cheaper than I have in the past as I have some debt to pay off.
You can find the original For Sale listing with more photos from the shop I purchased it from by searching the website Vintage and Rare dot com. With bold colors on a birch body, this particular Harmony has arguably the most desirable graphics of any within the Catalina lineup, and the two-tone Pacific and Dawn Blue cosmetics capture the aesthetic zeitgeist of the era in a way that few guitars can.
Notable for being both fully playable up the neck and remarkably well preserved, this Catalina Here is a Silvertone model electric guitar, made in the USA.
Dating Harmony Sovereign Guitars. I think we found a way to roughly or approximately date Harmony Sovereign guitars. The serial numbers do not provide dating information. Sometimes, a date stamp is visible on the back through the sound hole. This does give an indication of year ('F'irst or 'S'second year half). Sep 02, A Harmony Model number is generally stamped as XXXHXX. It appears that the number after the H is the model number and the number prior is the serial of that batch, made in that time period. In other words, you can't date a Harmony instrument .
The serial is These guitars were made by Harmony and sold at Sears. This cool guitar is in very good condition for it's age. It has some nicksdings, and scratches.
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The frets show very little wear. It has three DeArmond pickups made in Toledo, Oh. It has the factory Bigsby. Included is a newer heavy duty hard shell case. This is a Built in the early 80s these guitars had some appointments similar to a normal Strat as well as some appointments that catered to the rockers from the era.
This 83 Elite is overall in great shape and sounds fabulous. Great playability up and down the neck. Cool Strat! Comes with the original hardshell case. Up for sale is a 1 owner 's 2 pickup Bobkat - Looks and plays great and is in great shape with no issues - Message with any questions and lower 48 shipping is FREE! We also use global for international customers Up for sale, a Harmony Bass Amp model H in excellent condition and in perfect working order.
A rare and unusual vintage tube amp made for Harmony in the USA by Lectrolab, the H is, like the Fender Bassman before it, an amp marketed for bass and best suited for guitar. With a single channel and pair of fixed bias power tubes, the H delivers a rich tone via a quad of vintage RCA-branded 8" speakers.
Not a particularly bright amp, the H has very responsive Treble and Bass Up for sale, a Harmony model H USA-made acoustic guitar in excellent condition and in perfect working order. Having received the maintenance due an acoustic of this vintage, this Harmony benefits from a professional neck reset, and features a solid ladder braced spruce top, birch back and sides, and a bound rosewood fretboard.
The guitar offers a midrange-forward percussive bark, smooth top end, and a bold, authoritative sound that projects beautifully. Snappy, clear, and full-bodied, Up for sale, a Harmony model tube amp in excellent condition and in perfect working order.
Made in Chicago, USA by Valco the parent company known for producing the Supro, National, and Airline brands among othersthe is essentially a Supro Thunderbolt with the added benefit of individual Treble and Bass controls.
For everything from rich Up for sale, a Harmony Rocket model H in excellent condition and in perfect working order. One of the rarer variations of the classic Rocket platform, this upscale model features a double cutaway body, a chrome Bigsby-esque vibrato tailpiece, and a pair of original "moustache" DeArmond gold foil pickups! Branded "Barclay, " this Harmony was made exclusively for the Brash Suttons, one of the biggest music retailers in Australia in the '60s.
Fully hollow and featherweight at only 6lbs Really Cool Vintage Truetone Speed Demon Guitar, sometimes referred to as the jazz king Model, in overall good condition considering it's almost 60 years old - what you see is what you get Some slight signs of wear but in overall in Great condition, especially given its age. Very resonant body. Very comfortable to play and nice and light weighing approx.
Includes original case. Listing and template services provided by inkFrog It has one scratch on the top, no real marks on the rest of the guitar.
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It shows no sign of repairs ever. The action is a little high but the bridge is a floater and could easily be lowered with some sanding. It has real binding and light fret wear. It comes in the original case. Guitars in this condition do not come along Manufacturer and Date Codes place this Built by Harmony.
It is in pretty good condition overall. From the info I gather Regal was owned by Harmony and then sold to Fender in but based on what I know and the measurements of a sovereign this is a it has the same specs, same It was built in Model H says so inside. It is in fairly nice condition overall, it would be a Wonderful display guitar.
The action is high but playable in the open positions and the bridge saddle could be slotted if you need lower action. I do not think it needs a neck reset on this one but everyone has Harmony H Made in USA Very good condition - acoustic. Plays fine. The action is low to low medium.
The TKL bass case fits the body great but has some extra room for the headstock. The case alone is worth 75 00 The neck repair was professionally repaired. X braced. All original. Always dampit'd. Very nice. Holds tune. No disappointment here. I hesitate to let this Vintage original circa s Harmony H small bodied flattop acoustic. A real nice and clean example that plays and sounds amazing.
A real nice vintage made in the USA acoustic for a nice price. Great for recording, gigging and also for the collector. Sounds incredible. Comes with a cool vintage gig bag, too!
Pay Pal Accepted. International Buyers - Please Note: Import duties, taxes, and charges are not Absolutely stunning vintage circa Harmony Monterey Colorama archtop acoustic. Plays and sounds great.
Action is good and neck is straight. Has some honest signs of wear as pictured. Comes with original soft case. International Buyers - Please Note: Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. The neck has been shimmed, and the nut appears to have been replaced. It plays ok, but could use a set up and some new strings. The body is solid with no cracks or breaks. The pickups, switch, volume, and tone controls are all working as they should, and the gold foil On large items, we arrange for shipping from reputable shipping companies and will often get competitive bids to make sure you get the lowest shipping rates.
We ship every business day. Our guitars are shipped in one, sometimes two days, depending on the time of day the order is received. Service Our first goal is to make you completely Hard to find Montclair in awesome shape, Straight out of my personal collection. Converted to leftynew nut. This guitar is straight and true. Check out our other cool guitars This is a rare example of a Harmony H mislabeled with the model number H If you do your research, you will see that the H was built on the same production line as the H, but was referred to as "The Sovereign" and was an overall higher quality guitar.
It is documented that there are Harmony Guitars with misprints out there, but as of right now, I cannot find one for sale anywhere. In fact, I can't even find a listing of one that sold recently. In good overall condition for its age Condition is Used and very nice for the vintage! Ships with a new gig bag.
H - Sovereign - Acoustic flatop - Natural For years the H was the flagship of the harmony brand. Large 'jumbo' size, 16"1/4 wide. H - "Jet Set" Sovereign Jumbo - Acoustic flatop - Black Symetrical double pickguard - short time production. Spruce top, birch body (birch is unusual for a Harmony Sovereign guitar). Jun 18, Here's a '60s Harmony Sovereign H on the workbench. Vintage Harmony guitars have become a popular choice for collectors and often fetch high prices on auction sites. The H was produced between - The Harmony Guitar Company became the largest producer in the U.S. They sol pieces in an in. Your Harmony Sovereign is the Model H "Grand Concert Special" (Western Special) and it was discontinued in Yours was made in I believe, and the value is; Excellent Condition: $ to $ USD Average Condition: $ to $ USD.
Classic s Harmony Rocket with DeArmond pickup, new tuners! Plays evenly and in tune.
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More photos here! Alternatively, I will ship if you provide me with a hard case, or pay for me to get one. Feel free to message if you have any questions Vintage original circa Harmony Stratotone with two Dearmond pickups. Sounds amazing. A nice and clean example with a straight neck, good action, and two fantastic sounding Dearmond pickups. Don't miss it! International Buyers - Please Note: Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping Guitar will need some repairs.
Has some chips on body, mostly on neck and around exterior, but no cracks. Neck and pickups seem to be in good condition, no cracks or warping. Pick guard has crack in plastic. Good guitar, but will need some TLC.
Will be shipped with soft case. You will receive the exact items shown in the photos.
For further questions, please message us. This little combo sounds just incredible. Fully serviced and in excellent condition. Two Channels with tremolo circuit too which sounds amazing. Original 12" Jensen Speaker date coded Don't miss this gem. Amp is exactly as pictured.
Very good used condition with normal signs of wear. International Buyers - Please Note: Import duties, taxes, and Bobkats rule! This is a nice example of a vintage Bobkat. Guitar is in really nice shape compared to most I come across, and has a nice amber burt finish. Guitar functions as it should and plays reasonably nice.
Minor blems and imperfections show the age, but no major damage to note. The goldfoil pick-up is a tone beast, and the offset looks just make it even more bad-ass imho.
Grab up a nice piece in really nice shape. Comes with original case. Here is very rare Harmony H with gold floral designs on the headstock and pickguard. It is all solid woods, with a spruce top, mahogany back and sides, adjustable bridge and rosewood fingerboard.
This model is the same as the H which had a natural color top. The only difference is that the H top has a slightly darker, pumpkin finish. The unique styled headstock features all 6 tuners on the same side like a famous guitar company whose name says I can't use in the description.
Made famous by Jimmy Page the H is a true sleeper in the acoustic world and in my opinion one of the best models Harmony built. This particular is in fair condition showing scattered dings, dents, scratches and play wear.
The pickguard was poorly re-glued at one point and an attempt to re-set the neck was done. Although the action is It is marked inside the sound hole with both FM and b This guitar is in pretty decent shape overall, but it does show aging.
The neck appears to be nice and straight, and is tight to the body.
The action is a bit high. The instrument is complete and all original. The body of the guitar has a couple very small spot marks, there are no other I got this bass about two years ago. It's been used for recording and playing live. The volume knob is stuck on full volume as well as the tone. I'm guessing it might need rewired somewhere.
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It has a few nicks and scratches. Someone wrote numbers on the headstock at one point. It still works and sounds great, just needs a few things worked on. If you have any Up for sale is a Harmony Monerey H acoustic guitar. This guitar has the date stamp S This is in nice condition for its age.
There are normal signs of use and play, including scratches, and light dings.
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There are no cracks to the wood, or major loss of paint. This is missing the pickguard. There is some light fret wear. Overall a great looking guitar for its age. I will have a hard case that this will ship in Real cool vintage original circa Harmony H Flattop Acoustic. A lot like a vintage Sovereign, but with a cool headstock shape.
Tone is fantastic. Real nice and warm and resonant. A great recording guitar. International Buyers - Please Note: Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price I am offering for sale this Harmony Silvertone acoustic guitar. I think it's from It has a few nicks on the front and it might need to be reset but it sounds good. It comes with a free case for safe shipping. This is a hard to find guitar in good used condition.
Please visit my store and follow me, thanks for looking Condition is excellent and includes original booklets and case. Shipped with UPS Ground I was told it was a H, Guitar has tortise shell color binding all around.
Even the sound hole is bound.
Nice guitar great sound. I think these were made in the 60s period. No labels left inside. Looks like someone has reset the neck long ago, or just cut it and put a screw in it? There is a repaired crack on the top side as shown, was this way when I The head has a brace. The rear has screws. Our in house luthier has done an amazing job bringing this guitar from back to life. The guitar is very clean overall but you will notice some paint chips, minor cracks around the screw holes of the pickguard, corrosion on the bridge plate, scuffs, and a few dings.
Also, the control knobs are a bit crooked. None of the wear affects the playability, the neck is straight This is a Silvertone Bobkat produced by Harmony Chicago.
This model is identical to the H model but what makes it unique is the Silvertone logo on the headstock. This guitar has been completely setup by our in house luthier whose work has breed new life into the guitar with the modern player in mind.
The guitar does exhibit some battle She has some dings and scratches - see photos - but is in very good shape for her age. The pickguard cracked many years ago, and the section by the knobs was replaced.
There is also an area that was This is a project guitar. It's beat up but looks really cool and would be great once it is restored.
A great project for someone who wants to learn guitar repair, or to have restored for play as it will play and sound great once all the work is done. This guitar is just a shell with tuners and does not come with the pickups.
Guitar is exactly as Vintage 's Acoustic Guitar Harmony H Hardly any signs of wear, a couple of minor finish blems and minor dings from age.
Few blemishes -the most major one is on the front of the guitar pictured. The neck is straight as an arrow, which is not necessarily common with these 50 year old guitars. This fact, coupled with the amazing sound of the vintage bridge pickup, make this your next player-grade guitar! Known issues: the bridge pickup is solid and sounds brilliant. The neck pickup, however, will need Lyra Brand was distributed by C. Good overall condition with scratches, discoloration, paint loss and small dents.
Tonally, this guitar is warm, thick and deep rich sound. We install new replacement string Tuners rusted original we will include also and set of nylon strings- just for This was customized to a cutaway Goldtop. Someone customized this into an ES style guitar. The guitar really looks great. This is a super Jumbo sized guitar The guitar plays nice. The job is not perfect but overall this is a very unique gold color the fret board has the marbled red dots on a nice maple board.
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Harmony Sovereign H Acoustic Guitar Scale length is the same as a martin (24 9 ") It is all original including the tuning pegs which look almost new but are original and what harmony used in Definitely one of the more scarce harmony guitars. Harmony sovereign dating - Men looking for a man - Women looking for a man. Rich woman looking for older man & younger man. I'm laid back and get along with everyone. Looking for an old soul like myself. I'm a woman. My interests include staying up late . Harmony sovereign h dating sim. This is often a three digit stamp beginning with S or F. Typical quote from a referenced h on the subject: "Find the date stamp on the inside of the guitar. This is usually located guitars h sound hole or cutaway. Some models have it stamped on the inside of the top of the guitar, near sim neck.
Great sounding amp with nice drive. Sharp tremolo that actually works fine. Tested working condition.