H1304 - Cremona IV|
Acoustic archtop - Brown sunburst
Production year(s) : 1935-1940 (other years possible, not verified)
Carved spruce top, maple back and sides. 16"1/2 wide but it looks like prewar model were narrower, 15"1/2.
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- Paul - 2006-06-29
I have this guitar that my uncle found and purchased in a pawn shop. Mine is dated 1943 inside. Other than that... looks just like the picture. Mine has some work that needs to be done (a small crack on top and back, a tiny chip out of the headstock), but overall, very nice and playable..
- bcbernd - 2006-07-03
My Crem IV was recovered from a garbage pile on the streets of Buffalo, Ny. Amazingly all of the splintered pieces of the crushed carved top were inside when my friend gave it to me. I pieced it back together and it is now fairly solid. I am wondering if any aftermarket companies still make a pickup/pickguard for these types. Mine has 4 holes where a pickup once was and I'd live to put it back someday. Save the Harmys!!
- Russ Harris - 2007-08-13
I have a Harmony exactly the same as this one. The date on the inside is 1943. I love it. I have had to replace it's machine heads. I am lucky to have a very sympathetic lutjier to do these things for me, that is find appropriate style of component to refurbish.Currently I have given the Guitar to him as I want to electrify it. I am hoping he will find a way to do it that does not alter the look of the instrument to much. I did take the scratch plate off as it was pretty loose and indeed I like the plainess of it but I may well put it back on. I also have the original case which i pretty tatty but I intend to bring that back into service as well. I live in Wales and one of the interesting things about this guitar is that in 1950 or thereabouts it was shipped back from Bombay in India to Southampton in Britain. I can only conjecture on an American Sears and Roebuck guitar that lived for a while in India efore coming back to the Unitd Kingdom
- Robert Rainey - Australia - 2009-06-11
I have a Harmony guitar model 1303 (s36)
with 'f' holes & a resonator cover.It has the
Harmony logo in red & a gold label which reads
American Standard on the headstock.All original,plays nice & I think the case is original. Can anyone help out with what this model was called please,
- ish - 2011-11-13
I have a harmony cremona iv from 1933 that my grandfather gave me in near perfect condition it also has a Dearmond model 40 pickup on it.
- Spenser Reneau - 2017-08-14
I have this guitar it sounds wonderful. It is also very beautiful. I found it in a attic of a house I was remodeling in the Colorado mountains. Tucked away under some insulation. Who knows how long it had been up there.
- Andy Krauth - 2018-11-21
I have a 1935 Armstrong archtop by Harmony and it is so difficult to find any examples of this guitar but I am pretty sure that it is really a Harmony Cremona IV that was used to place an Armstrong decal or paint.