Harmony dating vintage guitar
In other words, if this guitar looks like a Meteor H70, it's a Meteor H70, no matter what's the stamped number inside.
Older "full box" archtops designed from acoustic models still were made from solid woods.H1 H1141 H1203 H1213 H1214 H1215 H1260 H1265 H1266 H1310 H1311 H1325 H1327 H14 H1407 H1414 H1415 H1456 H1457 H15 H15V H162 H165 H16B H16R H16W H17 H173 H174 H19 H22 H22/1 H27 H37 H38 H39 H41 H42 H44 H45 H46 H47 H48 H49 H50 H51 H53 H53/1 H54 H54/1 H55 H56 H56/1 H57 H58 H59 H59/1 H60 H62 H63 H64 H65 H66 H68 H7 H70 H71 H72 H73 H74 H75 H76 H77 H78 H79 H802 H81 H82 H82G H88 H929 H945 H950 H954 H956 - If you're a buyer, the value is the max price you are ready to pay to have it.If you're a seller, the value is the minimum amount you accept to sell it.. You can check ebay for completed sales for the same model, but value on ebay is not value in a shop or elsewhere, for reasons.Ok, there is some rare exceptions to this rule, for some very late models produced a couple of years before the close of the factory in 1976.Kay was known for mastering the laminated techniques, Harmony for using only solid wooods.They always are on a place easy to read, ie near the f-holes on a archtop.
The larger one is the serial number, and the part after the "H" letter is the model number.
These are supposedly the manufacture date of the electrical harness or pickguard assembly, by Rowe Industries, but should give a close guess to the year of production of the guitar itself.
- I have a Harmony Rocket that is labeled as a H56. All pictures that we have seen have identified it as a H54.
It's said that the letter at the beginning indicates the period of the year, like "F" for "Fall" or "S" for "Spring".
That was before Ed, a former worker from the Harmony factory, said : "The company closed down production every July for two weeks.
I believe the "F'" and "S" may have stood for first and second half of the year." Photo below : this H22 bass is from 1964 Photo below : this flat top guitar is from 1957.