Harmony dating vintage guitar
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.In other words, if this guitar looks like a Meteor H70, it's a Meteor H70, no matter what's the stamped number inside.- If your guitar is an acoustic, please read this and tell everyone about it : ALL Harmony acoustics were made from solid woods, even the lowest of the lower grade student model, made from solid birch.For example, on the photo below this guitar is without doubt a H22 (You can type a model number, with the H, on the search box on top of this page).
- Usually you will find two stamps inside your Harmony guitar.
- If your guitar is an electric, most models produced after 1960 (and all cutaway) have a laminated top and/or body.
Older "full box" archtops designed from acoustic models still were made from solid woods.
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.