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models H63 - Espanada
Electric Archtop - Black
Production year(s) : 1955-1964 (other years possible, not verified)

2 pickups. Older models with "Harmometal" aluminium trimming, until 1957. Thick White/Black/White bindings from 1958. New neck with trussrod in 1956. Body depth changes from 3 1/2" to 2 3/4" in 1960.

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Scale25"1/4642 mm

15 comments | Add your comment !

  • Espandas rock! - 2007-08-21
    Duplicate of the Silvertone S1384 also made by Harmony during the same years, the only difference besides the logo is the fancier tailpiece on the Harmony model. It is not the same as the Silvertone S1385 or the S1427 as suggested on the web page, neither had the metal binding unique to the Espanada and Silvertone S1384. The later H-63s are all black jazz box electric archtops with Gibson P19 pickups, but it is the harmometal that sets the other two into a class by themselves. One of the guitars shown has been equipped with a Bigsby vibrato tailpiece which is an ad on and a new bridge--original was black wood. An all original 1957 Espanada in good condition sold on Ebay in August, 2007 for $2,350.00.
  • Shooter - 2007-12-23
    I've got one of these, with the white binding. I love the way it sounds, though it's so old it's got some serious problems. But all in all, for being about 50 years old, it's incredible. I just need to take it into a tech to get it set up properly and it'll be perfect.
  • mg - 2008-01-17
    I have a supposed 1952 version of a harmony seems to be closer to the Espandas although it has white binding vs the metal. Was my father's first guitar at what he thought was 16yrs of age. born in 1936 so the math puts it around 52. The case was destroyed in a flood but the guitar is still a-1. Can't find a stamp anywhere though and the neck label went missing years ago. Don't know for sure it's a Harmony only have my dad's word on it. Can anyone here identify with a pic? Shapes the same as the Espandas except w/white binding and large pearl inlays on the neck. Double pick ups with white strip that runs down the right side and displays the pickup selector with controls linear rather than grouped. If anyone can tell me where it's tagged for identification purposes or wants to give it a shot by looking at a pic... email me at mgates58@gmail.com THANKS!
  • Ed in PA - 2009-05-15
    This was my first electric. My father bought it for me about 1958. I had a Bigsby installed the first year I owned it. I couldn't afford the Gretsch that Duane Eddy was playing but this came very close to the sound I wanted. The case was the first thing to disintegrate. It was cardboard. That Harmony traveled around the world with me while I was in the Navy and actually saw an afternoon jam session at the Peppermint Lounge. I eventually owned several Gretschs and Gibsons but I never forgot that Harmony.
  • dale in portage la prairie manitoba - 2011-01-15
    I own a 1955 or 56 espanada 63 with harmometal trim all original plays great only thing missing is a couple of letters on the body that spells espanada beautiful buttery neck and stays in tune! play it regularily and allways get musicians and listeners wanting to check it out just because it is so different and exclusive. love it even as a piece of art even if it was unplayable!
  • - 2011-09-03
    I had one of these and learned to play in a stage band in HS with it.It was a great guitar.Don't know what happened to it
  • David from South Australia - 2013-10-16
    Got myself a black Silvertone H63, the next best thing to a harmometal Espanada. Wow, she's a handful and at 3.5 inches thick acoustically quite loud. Lots of bottom end, P13's pups have a punchy, honky tone when amped up. Jump blues hero axe for sure. Looks sensational too!
  • David from South Australia - 2014-02-11
    Sometimes you get lucky, really lucky. The guitar that has been on top of my want for sooooo long has finally arrived. A glistening harmometal Espanada badged Black Beauty. I'm in vintage heaven.
  • Bruce Walker - 2014-12-24
    My dad has one similar to this. It has the Silvertone logo on the head but it has the type/style of tailpiece of the Espanada. It is also a sky-blue color and not black.
    I have never seen another one in this sky-blue color. I don't believe it has been painted because my dad has had it since the early 60's and he said the guy he bought it from did not paint it.
  • Paul Sigmon - 2015-02-03
    My Espanada which I believe to be a 1959 model has Espanada on the headstock instead of Silvertone. It does not have the Espanada logo on the upper bout. What is the significance of this?
  • St james - 2015-05-23
    These r the guitars that today we spend thou sad in Gibsons, PRS, FENDERS, then another $2500 on some BOUTIQUE amp and at least $800 on a bunc of pedals that do nothing but ruin your signal
    these r the guitars the bands that didn't achieve such success as BB KING n other
    So with such a great Ax as The ESPANADA N then The ROY SMECK ARCHTOP made by Harminy with one single P-13
    U have everything u need right here, the quality IMO is better than today's Gibsons and with some TLC and a GOOD 66 Deluxe Reverb , you,ll be in heaven....
    The Blues never sounded so real....
    These r the guitars I. The next 5 years will be going for $5 K as they doubled in price in 2014 alone....
    next up n H-78 OH N BTW a Harmony BOBKAT is really a LES PAUL SPECIAL... Think about it
    St James
  • Don Johnson - 2015-07-01
    I am looking for the Harmo-Metal edging for 2 Espanada guitars. If you can help me Please send message to donsjohns@yahoo.com with all info..
    Thanks
  • Steve Lawson - 2016-04-06
    I have an 'Espnanda' ...body is 3 inch at edge, white binding, headstock says Harmony not Espananda......what do I have here?
  • Steve Lawson - 2016-04-06
    I have an 'Espnanda' ...body is 3 inch at edge, white binding, headstock says Harmony not Espananda......what do I have here?
  • Jack Levy - 2016-11-10
    Does anyone know how to tell year? Mine has the thicker body, says Espanada on headstock and serial number has a B63 at the end

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