H1251 - Roy Smeck professional|
Acoustic flatop - Sunburst
Production year(s) : 1935-1940 (other years possible, not verified)
Earlier models have an "airplane" bridge. Back to classic bridge in the 1940 catalog. The same model number was first used for a smaller guitar.
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- xcentrik - 2007-05-11
I was lucky enough to find one of these babys in Santa Barbara back in '96. Looks like Gibson used the body shape/size as a model for its J-185, except Harmony used curly mahogany for b/s instead of maple. Even has cross inlays on the feet of the bridge. (Is it coincidental that the J-185 has Maltese crosses here?) This is such a cool guitar. Very lively, very sexy looking. The envy of my collector/player buddies. Love it.
- Thomas B - 2008-05-25
I have one of these that was purchased from a convent that was relocating to another location.
- Blues Wallace - 2009-05-02
Just had the neck reset on mine, a very playable guitar and probably the coolest looking one I have.
- Pete Szikura - 2010-06-09
Just found a beautiful original from an estate for a song and a dance. The guitar is untouched and in excellent original condition like opening up a time capsule when i opened the case. A high quality guitar, forced to sell it will be on ebay tomarrow.
- Michael - 2015-08-25
My sister found an H1251 Harmony Roy Smeck professional under her house- it had been there probably for 50yrs. Anyway- it's restored now and plays beautifully. A real treasure.