H910 - Stella classic|
Acoustic flatop - Natural
Production year(s) : 1959-1971 (other years possible, not verified)
Classic guitar, "standard" size for use with nylon strings. "Small" body size but normal 25"1/4 scale, same neck as H173 for example. Doesn't wear the Stella name but was presented as the "Stella classic" in catalogs. Later models (from 1969) have a larger stenciled rosette at soundhole. It looks like the body shape and size was changed, enlarged to a more "classical" design in 1971. Old design is back in 1972 with model number H6137.
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|All solid woods|
|Body depth||3"7/8||97 mm|
|Neck at nut||2"||52 mm|
|Neck at 12th||2"3/8||60.6 mm|
14 comments | Add your comment !
- Rob - 2006-01-26
The best sounding acoustical guitar I've ever had.I had to file down the edge of the frets myself,my finger on fret hand was getting sliced.This definately is a quality sounding and sturdy guitar.I saw a similar guitar in a shop and the guy was charging $250.00 Harmony,I salute you! Would be nice if you guys filed the frets though,then again it would probably jack up the price.
- Hillbillysanger - 2006-04-04
I have a H910 that is stamped factory second on the headstock and it has a tailpiece added behind the bridge.I don't know if the tailpiece was factory or added later.I have 9 guitars and I have to tell you this is one of my favorites for sound and playability.It is certainly not my most expensive guitars but it is a favorite.Does anyone else have a Harmony marked factory second? This one is the only one I have ever seen marked that way.
- JA Shropshire - 2007-02-02
I have a 910 Model in excellent condition. I paid $10 for it in 2004. I re-glued the bridge and changed the tuners. It is my favorite acoustic second only to my Lyon & Healy Camp Guitar (circa 1926)
- Jimmy La - 2008-11-02
I just picked up an H910 at a thrift store for $25. I replaced the tuners as a gear was missing and one was bent. With great tone and easy action on the frets it plays better than anything I've tried selling for a few hundred dollars.
- Creative Native - 2009-09-13
Wow, I agree with all the other comments about the H910. It is very playable with great tone. We've had this guitar in the family since the early 70's (at least). Like JA Stropshire I had to re-glue the bridge, also, the heal of the neck is starting to separate from the body. Now I that I know it's age, etc., I'm going to get some restoration work done on her (Stella is her name). Thanks for the info, people.
- Fastalker - 2010-01-04
Just bought an H910 at an auction in Indiana for $50. It's in unbelievable, original condition, straight neck, beautiful top and almost no scratches or finish wear. Need to replace the strings, it currently has wound and nylon on it, and they're quite old. Machine tuners are a little tight- some 3n1 oil should fix that up. With a little love and some polish, this thing will be an excellent example of this model. Sounds nice, frets well, this is my first classical guitar. Nice find for a vintage, made in USA, all-wood guitar.
- six string singer - 2010-01-26
I just recently picked up a '69 model on ebay for $85.00 with the original case. I've had other classicals which cost in the 3 to 5 hundred range and this holds right up with them. It has a really nice sound, very soft and mellow and the action is great.This is my 6th Harmony to date and it still amazes me how nice all my Harmony's sound!
- mike sodos - 2012-03-02
Just acquired a 1967, and am having the bridge and ancient strings replaces. Should fit quite nicely with my @1965 Gibson J45.
- Pete - 2013-11-22
Found one of these on garbage day in my neighborhood in someone's trash. Leather case in bad shape. Guitar was even worse. They put steel strings on it so you know what happened to the bridge. Then they screwed it back on. What morons! Bridge cracked. A total mess. Tuners were in good shape ,though. Cleaned it up, put a new bridge on tonite actually. Took me a while to find an exact replacement. Hope it plays well when it's done.
- Scott - 2014-05-13
A friend just brought me one of these to repair and I thought the same thing about the cracked bridge with screws. But if you notice in the first picture, the bridge has screws in it. I will be building a new bridge for this one and it should be ready to play. Everything else looks good.
- Joy - 2014-08-29
Found a this sweet little treat in our local White Elephant thrift store, buried under a couple of items, case a bit tattered, Classic Guitar seeming PERFECT....... thank you universe for knowing just what I needed 3
- Savmedoc - 2014-09-12
I got my H-910 at a yard sale a few years back, if I remember correctly, for $15.00. I don't play much classical guitar but when I do I play the Harmony. I've got a Yahama and a Mexican hand-made classical, but the H-910 plays the best. The small birch body keeps the tone a little restricted but the playability is very nice. It has no date stamp but it seems early because there is only a thin white stripe around the soundhole. A very nice, solid guitar!
- Phil - 2015-02-16
My 910 is probably one of the first ones made. I was 5 years old in 1957 and remember playing it and watching my mother play it. She gave me the guitar when I was 17 and I still have it today. It is one of the best playing guitars to this day. Fellow musicians who have played it are surprised how well it plays - even better than most of the expensive "big name" brands. I use La Bella Folk Singer Nylon Ball End Strings - they are the best.
- Orlando Gonzalez - 2015-03-24
Just bought a 1969 H910 on Ebay. I have a 1960 H173. A great guitar. Can't wait to get it!