H1302 - Cremona II|
Acoustic archtop - Brown sunburst
Production year(s) : 1938-1944 (other years possible, not verified)
Spruce top, mahogany back and sides - Same model number H1302 later used on a all blonde spruce/maple Cremona (1954)
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|All solid woods - pressed (not carved) top|
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- Eric Scott - 2008-03-02
I own a '44 Cremona 2, with the wooden tailpiece. The label reads '43 but has '44 typed over the original number. If this helps you to verify the production run of the model, I'll be happy.
- Savage - 2009-03-26
I have one of these, it is stamped both S-39 and S-42?? It has the metal tailpiece and individual Kluson tuners, so I would have said it was pre-war. I am a vintage guitar dealer and this is my favourite guitar. Loud and very versatile. It is lighter built than other Cremona models and has a pressed spruce top, the mahogany back/sides give the tone a mellow touch. Mine is affectionately known as "Mona". If you are lucky enough to find one of these, they are worth taking to a luthier to get properly sorted.
- joe soto - 2009-11-10
i have one of these with metal tail but it has a stamp inside of 1 04 37. Guessing it's the date. hope this helps.
- Roger K. - 2010-03-06
I have a cremonawith the inscripsion inside [CASACAMITE 12] also there is a small no. 45 and some unreadable marks next to it.It is a nice guitar no cracks. I paid 15$ for it at a fles market in Wis. I do like playing it, but I'm not very good.
- Will - 2013-05-09
I have this model of guitar. It's lovely
- Jim K - 2014-03-23
I have a Cremona II that is stamped inside 10437. The guitar has a lot of wear, but is in excellent playing shape. I've been really impressed!
- ron stanovich - 2014-08-05
I think I have one of these mine has no model number but the woods and binding fit as does the finish. Im in the process of bringing it into playing condition . the PO hacked it up trying to do a neck reset. we will see if its doable. only ID F-35 in box. year? mabe!
- ron stanovich - 2014-08-06
pulled the neck today has 646 in stamped ink on heel
- Injun John - 2014-10-16
I bought one of these a few months ago. Stamped F-44 inside . Wooden tailpiece and original all steel tuners. Needed a neck reset and some cracks repaired. But now plays and sounds great. I love these old Harmonys.
- Gary Fitzgerald - 2014-10-22
I just bought on of these guitars at an estate sale. It needs some work to get it to a playing state. From what I hear it has a nice tone but the tuners has rotted and the neck is separating from the body in the back (about 1"). Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciate. Thanks.
- stephan - 2014-12-02
I have that model with a rosewood tailpiece however the numbers inside one of the fholes don't follow the same "codes" as everyone. There's a stampef number that reads:2681B and an other one on a label that reads:" serial number:1302-S".
- ron stanovich - 2015-03-17
1935 Cermona II Done. total rebuild top and back off, neck steamed off and reset . new fingerboard 25.5 scale (old was missing overhang past the 14th fret) abalone custom inlays, it now has low action. finish remains as untouched original very fine tone and easy/fun to play ( have pictures of the process)
- Tave Daylor - 2016-10-03
I bought one of these recently at an antique shop. It's actually branded as "Carl Fischer Monarch III" engraved on black celluloid veneer on the narrower version of the headstock. But the construction and headstock shape all seem to be identical to this model. It has a nice, small dark sunburst on the top and back, and mahogany back and sides. Simple black pickguard and the simpler Gibson style tailpiece. The neck is not bound. It's incredibly light and loud and is in great condition. Neck is a huge V shape, very comfortable. Inside is a very faint ink stamp that says "Lot 1236". This website is amazing and has helped me identify several old Harmony guitars, including this one, as there is almost no info online about the Carl Fischer brand, which incidentally was just a distributor that sold instruments rebranded under Carl Fischer name.