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H15V
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H16R
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H17
H173
H174
H19
H22
H22/1
H27
H37
H38
H39
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H42
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H53
H53/1
H54
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H56/1
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H59/1
H60
H62
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H64
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H66
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H7
H70
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H76
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H79
H802
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Biltmore guitars

Brand : Biltmore - (1938-1950)
Distributed by Targ & Dinner

Guitars shown below were made by Harmony and sold under the Biltmore brand. It doesn't mean that all Biltmore guitars were made by Harmony.

Biltmore was an "exclusive trade name" of Targ & Dinner, a Chicago musical instruments distributor (ca 1930 - 1950)

  • Acoustic archtop
    • Savoy - - Acoustic archtop - Mahogany - images 8
      All mahogany - (based on Harmony H1403)
    • Drake - Drake - Acoustic archtop - Sunburst with faux flame - images 6
      Birch body, auditorium (15" 1/2) size. Close to a Harmony H1215 or H950
    • 812 (1936-1938) - Venus - Acoustic archtop - images 5
    • 813 (1938) - Ace - Acoustic archtop - Sunburst - images 12
      Looks close to early Harmony H1307 Cremona models. real mother of pearl inlays on top, headpiece, and fingerboard. - (based on Harmony H1307)
    • 814 (1938) - Apex - Acoustic archtop - Sunburst - images 4
      Top of the line model with carved top (spruce) and carved back (Mexican mahogany).
    • 811 (1938-1950) - Diana - Acoustic archtop - Sunburst - images 19
      Early model have single fret markers at 3,5,7,9,12, with a star at 3rd fret. Later models have block markers. In 1950 a different Diana model is available, in natural finish, with spruce top and mahogany body.
    • 810 (1938-1953) - Herald - Acoustic archtop - Sunburst - images 23
      The model seen in 1950 Targ & Dinner catalog has block inlays on fretboard. It looks like Kay alternatively made some "Biltmore Herald" in some years, similar but different models (cream headstock).
    • Classic (1940) - Classic - Acoustic archtop - Natural - images 33
      Stamped H1450 inside. - (based on Harmony H1450)
    • Avon (1941) - - Acoustic archtop - images 5
    • Essex (1941) - Essex - Acoustic archtop - Natural with faux-flame - images 6
      Stamped H989 inside - (based on Harmony H989)
    • Commando (1942) - - Acoustic archtop - Sunburst - images 16
  • Acoustic flatop
    • Ritz (1939) - Ritz flat top - Acoustic flatop - Natural - images 15
      Grand concert flat top model, "figure eight" rounded body. Similar to Harmony H162 or H1203 from the same period. A different Biltmore archtop model was available with the same "Ritz" name. - (based on Harmony H162)


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