H175 - Classic (2nd version)|
Production year(s) : 1967-1970 (other years possible, not verified)
later "Top of the line" classic model, "Torres tradition of body outline", nylon strings. Spruce top, maple body, mahogany neck. (Not to be confused with H175 first version, from 1957, soon renumbered H174 in 1958).
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|All solid woods - mahogany neck, ebonized maple fingerboard|
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- mike - 2010-01-01
I have this guitar. My son was curious and went looking on the internet for info on it. My wife bought it in 1969. It was my first Christmas present from her! It has been on campouts too numerous to mention. It even went to Vail, Colorado one time for a big campout the church organized at camp Hail in 1985!. I am not a master on the guitar but numerous people have commented they like the soft, mellow tone of this old harmony. I like the nylon strings because they are easy on the fingers. My first guitar was a 3/4 size beauty I rescued from a hock shop in Killen, TX during my time in the army. That little guy disappeared on one of my road trips through the hillsides of Vietnam.
But I always remembered the ease of playing with the nylon strings. So when my wife asked, "If you were to get a guitar, what would you like it to be"? I naturally said, "Classical with nylon strings." The rest is history. My sons have mentioned with fondness the times we sat around a campfire and sang folk songs, and gospel songs. Just tonight we sang a few of them. They remembered every word and the grandkids aged 7 & 4 tried to join in.
Music can truly be a gift for family. I wish every family could have at least one member who plays and gets the others to join in.
I promised my oldest son I would will this old Harmony to one of him. That's how much he values it.
- Dawn Marie McCandless - 2013-02-21
I found one and, wow, what tone! It has the gold plated tuners which look great. The finish is a bit crackled on the top & the back & sides have scratches. The tortise colored binding is perfect for this guitar with the top also having purfling of one cream & one black strip. The neck is as straight as a whistle. The action is wonderful and it plays very well in tune througout the scale. Though, I did shape the super high sharp cornered saddle a bit into a compemsated saddle. The harmonics ring out beautifully. The marquetry has a mix of many colors of black, dark olive green, red, gold & brown. The heel cap was missing but it has been replaced with a cap off of an old parts Harmony. I couldn't be happier with such a find!
- Dave S - 2019-04-16
I bought my harmony classic at a Brooklyn N Y music store in early 1968. The bridge has been repaired (2009) and the nech angle was reset with heat and a brace device. Yet it soldiers on in spite of past dryness damage. It plays well with sound quality probably equal to a medium quality classic guitar. Bass sounds are emphasized. I love the rosette and matching wood decoration on the bridge and headplate.