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H1141
H1203
H1213
H1214
H1215
H1260
H1265
H1266
H1310
H1311
H1325
H1327
H14
H1407
H1414
H1415
H1456
H1457
H15
H15V
H162
H165
H16B
H16R
H16W
H17
H173
H174
H19
H22
H22/1
H27
H37
H38
H39
H41
H42
H44
H45
H46
H47
H48
H49
H50
H51
H53
H53/1
H54
H54/1
H55
H56
H56/1
H57
H58
H59
H59/1
H60
H62
H63
H64
H65
H66
H68
H7
H70
H71
H72
H73
H74
H75
H76
H77
H78
H79
H802
H81
H82
H82G
H88
H929
H945
H950
H954
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448 Harmony models

H1 - Copper "Lapsteel" (1962-1971) - Lapsteel - Copper
Modern "Steel" or Hawaiian electric guitar - copper bronze lacquer. See also later model H601 with a different tailpiece and no pickup cover.
H1000 (1938) - Acoustic flatop - Sunburst
Floral design stenciled around soundhole. (Compare to H1021).
H1000B (1935-1937) - Acoustic flatop - Mahogany shaded
H1000B is the "ebonized pin bridge" version for the H1000TS. All birch, slotted head.
H1000TS (1935) - Acoustic flatop - Mahogany shaded
"Best minimum priced" guitar in the '35 catalog. All birch, slotted head. H1000TS 3/4 is a 3/4 version. H1010TS is the natural finish version.
H1001TL (1940) - Acoustic flatop
Some have the "Idento" tailpiece (place for your name on a rectangular card)
H1002 - Caribbean (1956) - Acoustic flatop - Reef Coral / white
H1003 - Caribbean (1956) - Acoustic flatop - Copper / Sahara yellow
H1004TL (1940) - Acoustic flatop
"Idento" tailpiece (place for your name on a rectangular card)
H1005 - Caribbean (1956) - Acoustic flatop - Tangerine / white
H1006 - Caribbean (1955) - Acoustic flatop - Fire Bronze and Silver
H1007 - Caribbean (1955) - Acoustic flatop - Spring Green
H1008 - Caribbean (1955) - Acoustic flatop - Chocolate Brown and Taupe
H1009TL (1940) - Acoustic flatop - Sunburst
The precise model number in the catalog is F1009TL. Sunburst with horizontal faux-flame. All birch. "Idento" tailpiece (place for your name on a rectangular card)
H1010TS (1935) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
All birch, natural finish version of the H1000TS
H1015B (1940) - Acoustic flatop
All birch, open slotted headsyock, pin type bridge
H1020TS (1935) - Acoustic flatop - Dark sunburst
All birch, crystaline (faux perloid) fingerboard. H1021TS is the same mdel with a large added motif around soundhole.
H1021B (1937 ca.) - Acoustic flatop
Crystaline fingerboard (faux perloid) and large motif around soundhole. H1021TL/TS is the same with floating bridge and tailpiece.
H1021TS - H1021TL (1934-1940) - Acoustic flatop - Dark brown shaded
First version (1935) is numbered H1021-TS and has the triple dots markes on the fret board. Late version (1940) is H1021TL and has 4 single dots. Crystaline fingerboard (faux perloid) and large motif around soundhole. H1021B is the same with pin bridge. H1020TS is the same without the large motif around soundhole.
H1023 - Standard size birch (1940) - Acoustic flatop
Standard size and birch construction. Horizontal faux-flame. Trapeze embossed tailpiece. Could be compared to later very common H929 stella models.
H1025 - Standard size birch (1940) - Acoustic flatop
Standard size and birch construction.Vertical faux-flame. Trapeze embossed tailpiece. H1025 3/4 is the 3/4 size version. Could be compared to later very common H929 Stella models.
H1026TZ (1935-1939) - Acoustic flatop - Dark sunburst
All birch, crystaline (faux perloid) fingerboard. Later models (1939) have a gold G clef on the head.
H1028TZ (1935) - Acoustic flatop - Dark sunburst
All birch, green crystaline (faux perloid) fingerboard, red band around soundhole
H102BD - Unicorn (1931) - Acoustic flatop - Shaded koa
All birch, imitation shaded koa wood. "Unicorn" design on top
H1030T - Tenor - Acoustic flatop - Sunburst stenciled
Wartime tenor model, based on the H1030 6 string version
H1030TL (1940) - Acoustic flatop - Sunburst, faux pickguard
Standard size, all birch construction. Faux gardplate stenciled in white. All birch. "Idento" tailpiece (place for your name on a rectangular card)
H1030TZ (1935) - Acoustic flatop - Dark sunburst
Standard size, all birch construction. Faux gardplate stenciled in white. Crystaline (faux perloid) fretboard. All birch.
H1031 - Standard size birch (1940) - Acoustic flatop
Standard size and birch construction. Horizontal faux-flame. Slotted head.
H1033B (1935) - Acoustic flatop - Dark sunburst
Standard size. All birch. Large black pickguard. H1033TS is the trapeze tailpiece version.
H1033TS (1935) - Acoustic flatop - Dark sunburst
Standard size. All birch. Large black pickguard. Nicel trapeze tailpiece. H1033B is the pin bridge version.
H1035 - Hawaiian Slide guitar (1939-1944) - Lapsteel - Sunburst
Raised nut and bridge, square neck
H1046 (1939) - Acoustic flatop
All birch construction. H912TL was a (later ?) similar guitar with the "musical note" stenciled faux puickguard.
H104B - Hawaiian (1931) - Acoustic flatop - Sunburst
All birch, Designed for Hawaiian playing. White bindings on top. Based on H1104 1/2 BD but palm trees ornament omitted.
H1051 - Standard size birch (1940) - Acoustic flatop
Standard size, all birch construction. Faux gardplate stenciled in white, crystaline fingerboard. All birch. Trapeze embossed tailpiece
H1054C (1935) - Acoustic flatop - Sunburst and flowers
All birch - Floral stencil on the lower bout, gold and black decoration at soundhole. Black pickguard.
H1054TG (1936) - Acoustic flatop - Sunburst and flowers
Tenor companion version for the H1054C. 23 inch scale.
H1056 - Round-up (1940) - Acoustic flatop - Opalescent Gray
Stenciled with cowboy on horseback roing cattle. Cactus and Sunrise. Same scene used on guitars named "Lariat" or "Stampede"
H1057 - Singing Cowboys (1951-1963) - Acoustic flatop
Stenciled with "Western chuck-wagon scene". Based on the 1938 Supertone model S237. This model disappears fom Harmony catalogs in 1964, but later model exists, with an updated design (more modern cowboy hats, drawers in the wagon). A recent made in China reissue can be found (all black, white stencil).
H1058 - Mountain cowboy (1947) - Acoustic flatop - Stenciled on natural wood
Stenciled mountain scene with a couple, the guy playing guitar. This H1058 was branded Bob West and distributed by the "Bob West Guitar co." in Chicago, as evidenced in a 1947 catalog. (it looks like the only model specifically branded "Bob West", other guitars in same catalog wears the Harmony brand).
H1060 (1942-1943) - Acoustic archtop
It looks like an early cousin of the all birch Archtone (H1215) family.
H1066 - Halekala (1935) - Acoustic flatop - Marine blue Stenciled
Blue and gold with "Halekala" hawaiian scene stenciled on lower bout. Perloid fingerboard, slotted head.
H1070 - Wagon wheels (1940-1954) - Acoustic flatop - Reddish brown with stenciled scene
Different models stenciled with "Western chuck-wagon scene" The version sold by Sears has "Pioneer Days" title, the one sold by Wards has no title, and the Harmony version has "Wagon Wheels" title… The Canadian sold through Simpson-Sears was "Wagon Train"
H1074 - Hawaiian moon (1935-1940) - Acoustic flatop - Black with stencil in green and silver
Hawaiian stenciled design (black/green)
H1075B - Hawaiian (1931) - Acoustic flatop - Stenciled
All birch, Designed for Hawaiian playing.Tropical scene, decoraded soundhole and back stripe.
H1077 - Southern Seas (1935-1940) - Acoustic flatop - stenciled
1940 catalog says redish mahogany stain but one model exists in a dark green transparent finish. Contrasting stencil. Slotted head. All birch construction.
H1079 - Hawaiian scene (1935-1940) - Acoustic flatop - Shaded with stencil in green and pale yellow
Hawaiian stenciled design
H1083TW - Panelled faux woodgrain (1940) - Acoustic flatop
Trapeze mahogany grained on front, from neck to tailpiece. Fretboard with alternate dark and light finish. Trapeze embossed tailpiece - All birch construction
H1084TW - Panelled faux woodgrain (1940) - Acoustic flatop
panelled design, faux grain of flamed and curly maple. Fretboard with alternate dark and light finish. Trapeze embossed tailpiece - All birch construction
H1087C (1935) - Acoustic flatop - Sunburst
Concert size, spruce top, 12 frets neck,slotted head.Black pickguard.
H1088TW - Panelled faux woodgrain (1940) - Acoustic flatop
panelled design, "drape" panel on top. Trapeze embossed tailpiece - All birch construction
H1089TW - Panelled faux woodgrain (1940) - Acoustic flatop
panelled design, faux grain giving the effect of matched quartered walnut. Ebonized fretboard. Trapeze embossed tailpiece - All birch construction
H1090T - Hawaiian (1931) - Acoustic flatop - Dark walnut stain
All birch, Minimum priced guitar "especially adapted for school or beginners on hawaiian guitar". Metal tailpiece. See also H1091T
H1091 1/2 (1940) - Acoustic flatop
Musical clef design on headstock. "Harmony" name on lower bout (some seen on upper bout ?). "Idento" tailpiece (place for your name on a rectangular card)
H1091T - Hawaiian (1931) - Acoustic flatop - Mahogany stain
All birch, Minimum priced guitar "especially adapted for school or beginners on hawaiian guitar". Metal tailpiece. See also H1090T
H1093B - Crystaline (1936) - Acoustic flatop - Metalic Grey
Special "Crystaline" metalic finish in grey. Low priced guitar, all birch, 12 frets neck, Pin bridge. H1093T is the metal tailpiece version.
H1093T - Crystaline (1931-1932) - Acoustic flatop - Green, red or black
Special "Crystaline" finish in a choice of 3 colors (green, red or black). Low priced guitar, all birch, 12 frets neck, metal tailpiece
H1096B (1931) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
Low priced guitar, all birch, 12 frets neck, pin bridge
H1096T (1931) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
Low priced guitar, all birch, 12 frets neck, metal tailpiece
H1103C - Concert flat top f-holes (1940) - Acoustic flatop
Concert size, flat top with f-holes, alternate light and dark frets, lighter white trapeze design on top from fretboard to tailpiece. Embossed metal tailpiece. - All birch construction
H1104 1/2 BD - Hawaiian Palm Tree (1931) - Acoustic flatop - Sunburst and palm trees
All birch, Designed for Hawaiian playing. White bindings on top. Palm trees design, H104B is the same with ornaments omitted.
H1105 - Stella (1940-1944) - Acoustic flatop - Sunburst - faux flame
Stella with older rounded shape body - all birch - "Idento" tailpiece (place for your name on a rectangular card). Wooden tailpiece during wartime. One of the first "Stella" models made by Harmony in 1940 when they bought the name after the Oscar Schmidt era.
H1105 1/2 B - Hawaiian (1931) - Acoustic flatop - Mahogany stain
"Especially adapted to the needs of Hawaiian or Steel guitar students, teachers and school". Pin bridge
H1105 1/2 BD - Oriental (1931) - Acoustic flatop - Decalcomania
All birch, gold japanese decalcomania on top, soundhole and strip in back
H1105B (1931) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
All birch, 12 frets poplar neck, decal on soundhole ring and back. Metal tailpiece
H1105T (1931) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
All birch, 12 frets poplar neck, decal on soundhole ring and back. Metal tailpiece
H1108 1/2 T - Hawaiian (1931) - Acoustic flatop - Decalcomania
All birch, Designed for Hawaiian playing. Black with gold and pearl lyre decalcomania designs
H110B (1931) - Acoustic flatop - Walnut stain
All birch, b&w bindings on top and soundhole
H1112 - Acoustic flatop
H1112 - Art Moderne (1931) - Acoustic flatop - black and silver
All birch, art moderne decor in black and silver, "v" design on fretboard
H1114 - Panelled artdeco (1939-1945) - Acoustic flatop
Panelled design - "Idento" nameplate tailpiece - All birch construction - 6 different panelled designs, numbered H1114 to H1119
H1115 - Panelled artdeco (1939-1940) - Acoustic flatop
Panelled design - "Idento" nameplate tailpiece - All birch construction - 6 different panelled designs, numbered H1114 to H1120
H1116 - Red Devil (1931) - Acoustic flatop - Stenciled
All birch, black and red with a red devil design, contrasting fretboard with a "v" design, red lacquer bridge.
H1116 - Panelled artdeco (1940) - Acoustic flatop
Panelled design - "Idento" nameplate tailpiece - All birch construction - 6 different panelled designs, numbered H1114 to H1121
H1117 - Minstrel (1931) - Acoustic flatop - Stenciled
All birch, black with minstrel and castle scene in white and green
H1117 - Panelled artdeco (1940) - Acoustic flatop
Panelled design - "Idento" nameplate tailpiece - All birch construction - 6 different panelled designs, numbered H1114 to H1122
H1118 - La Habanera (1931) - Acoustic flatop - Decalcomania
All birch, black and red body, open head tuners, "pearlette" fingerboard. "La Habanera" dance from "Carmen" pictured on top. A later model have a plain head, "crystaline" painted fingerboard. A spruce/mahogany similar model was available under model # 209 from Sears & Roebuck catalog (see Supertone brand).
H1118 - Panelled artdeco (1940) - Acoustic flatop
Panelled design - "Idento" nameplate tailpiece - All birch construction - 6 different panelled designs, numbered H1114 to H1123
H1119 - Castillian (1931) - Acoustic flatop - Decalcomania
All birch, decalcomania on top with Spanish fan and scarf
H1119 - Panelled artdeco (1940) - Acoustic flatop
Panelled design - "Idento" nameplate tailpiece - All birch construction - 6 different panelled designs, numbered H1114 to H1124
H1122 - Hawaiian squareneck (1941) - Acoustic flatop
Hawaiian type with square neck for slide play
H1123 - Cherub (1931) - Acoustic flatop - Shaded brown
All birch, b&w bindings on top, "cherub" decoration, golden pickguard
H113 - "Black classic" (1931) - Acoustic flatop - Decalcomania
All birch, ebonized fingerboard, black with white bindings and decalcomania on top with musical theme.
H1137 - Vagabond (1931) - Acoustic flatop
tenor vesrion of the H1137, birch body. New silver color.
H1139 - Acoustic flatop
two contrasting "faux-flame" zones - approx 1940
H113P - "Black classic" (1931) - Acoustic flatop - Decalcomania
All birch, "pearlette" fingerboard, black with white bindings and decalcomania on top with musical theme.
H1141 - Stella (1947-1966) - Acoustic flatop - Brown, then Red shaded
It looks like it replaced the very similar H1105 Stella. Nickeled tailpiece, floating bridge - Body shape changed from the rounded shape to the later "grand concert" shape in 1957. A "warm red" shaded finish replaced the older brown shaded in 1959. Painted on fret markers, snowflake on early models, then rectangles from 1959. Was then replaced in 1967 by the H941 with a pin type bridge.
H1143 (1931) - Acoustic flatop
Spruce top, concert size
H1143 - Stella (1964) - Acoustic flatop - Red sunburst
Compares to H1141 but with screwed-on bridge, Check also H940, H941, H942
H1145 - Cowboy Stampede - Acoustic flatop - Stenciled
Steve Evan's Cowboy Guitar book indicates that these Guitars were made for the T. Eaton Company of Canada by Harmony
H1150 - Wood Panel (1937-1942) - Acoustic flatop
Inlaid wood panel effect
H1156C - Hawaiian concert (1940) - Acoustic flatop - stenciled
Concert size, perloid headstock and alternate fretboard
H1160 - Vogue model C (1937-1944) - Acoustic flatop - Black with central sunburst
Prewar flat top, different models - all birch construction - black finish - 14 frets neck. H1163 is the "hawaiian", squareneck version.
H1163 - Vogue Hawaiian (1938-1940) - Acoustic flatop - black
Hawaiian model with square neck. H1160 is the equivalent model with a standard neck. H1163 appears with two body shapes. The H1163 model has a "small dreadnought" shape in the 1940 catalog.
H1170 - Vogue model A (1935) - Acoustic flatop - Dark sunburst matt
"Modestly priced" Grand Concert Ochestra model. Spruce top. Painted body bindings. Model B similar but has celluloid bindings
H1171 - Vogue model B (1935-1940) - Acoustic flatop
Grand Concert Ochestra model
H118 - Orchestra special (1931) - Acoustic flatop - Decalcomania
Spruce top, birch body, floral design with a lyre on top, pearlette fingerboard and faux pickguard
H1180 - Marquise (1938-1940) - Acoustic flatop - Mahogany shaded
Prewar flat top, spruce top, rich wood-block marquetry on bindings
H1193 (1940) - Acoustic flatop - Cream and tobacco burst
Extra Auditorium size - birch construction - top grained to ressemble spruce. 1940 catalog shows the H1193 with a white pickguard and a pined bridge, but it looks like some were produced during wartime witha wooden tailpiece and a black pickguard.
H1200 - Espanita (1940) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
Same as H1201 Espanita but in standard size - H1200 model number was later (1954) used on a flat top cutaway model
H1200 - Flat Top Cutaway (1954) - Acoustic flatop - Sunburst
Spruce top, maple back and sides.
H1201 - De Luxe (1931) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
Concert size, mahogany body, spruce top, b&w bindings on top and back, ovalled fingerboard.
H1201 - Espanita (1940) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
12 frets neck, slotted head, grand concert size, "figure 8" body. Unusual fan bracing system under the top, not far from what is used on classical guitars. No pickguard. H1201 model number was also used before for a different "DeLuxe" parlor sized model, and later for a tenor model.
H1201TG - Tenor Sovereign (1959-1971) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
Tenor (4 strings, tuned CGDA) Flat top - same range as the H1203 Sovereign. This model appears in the 1961 catalog, but a sample is reported with a clear 1959 datestamp.
H1202 - De Luxe (1931) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
Concert size, mahogany body, spruce top, ovalled fingerboard, b&w bindings on top and back.Rosewood veneered headpiece. Fancy pearl posiition markers.
H1203 - De Luxe (1931) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
Concert size, bookmatched rosewood body, spruce top, ovalled fingerboard, b&w bindings on top and back.Rosewood veneered headpiece. Fancy pearl posiition markers.
H1203 - Sovereign (1945-1972) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
"Western special". Pinless style bridge. Older models (pre 1956 ?) had a different, rounded "figure eight" body - No pickguard on early years - Barclay branded version wears H1203-3 model number. Not to be confused with the lower end H162 (check this model number). The H162 has a simple ply binding around body, H1203 has multi-plies binding around body, better woods on the top and a double rosette around soundhole.
H1204 - Black Sovereign (1971) - Acoustic flatop - Black with natural rosette
1971 black version of the H1203 Sovereign. Floral pickguard and laminated plastic stenciled headstock - It seems the plastic was poor quality and is often seen dried and cracked. Spruce top, birch body (birch is unusual for a Harmony Sovereign guitar). Adjustable bridge. Not to be confused with other black models H164 or H6364.
H1206 - De Luxe (1935) - Acoustic flatop - Dark sunburst
"Grand Concert orchestra". Mahogany body, Spruce top, white celluloid bindings.
H1213 - Archtone (1950-1971) - Acoustic archtop - Brown sunburst
One of the most popular archtop models from the "Archtone" serie. See also H1214 and H1215. All birch body (solid woods).
H1214 - Archtone (1948-1964) - Acoustic archtop - Blonde ivory, faux flame
Ivory painted with faux-flame. All birch body (solid woods).
H1215 - Archtone (1944-1971) - Acoustic archtop - Sunburst
One of the most popular archtop models. All birch construction (solid woods). Top grained to ressemble spruce, faux-flame on sides and back. Double faux-bindings lines on body edge, then triple line from about 1958. New model number H6415 in 1972. H1213 and H1214 are similar with different finishes.
H1215T - Archtone tenor (1956-1971) - Acoustic archtop - Sunburst
Tenor version (4 string, tuned CGDA) of the H1215 (6 strings). All birch construction.
H1218 - Barclay - Acoustic archtop
Acoustic archtop, similar to H1215 Archtone or H950 Monterey leader ?
H1219 - Sovereign resonator model A (1940) - Sunburst
Concert size - Resonator licensed from National-Dobro
H1220 - Sovereign resonator model A (1940) - Acoustic flatop - Sunburst
Square neck version of the H1219 - Concert size - Resonator licensed from National-Dobro. (H1220 model number was later (1955) used on the black and pink Catalina)
H1220 - Catalina (1955-1958) - Acoustic archtop - Charcoal Grey and Pink
H1221 - Acoustic flatop - Sunburst
H1221 model number was used on the blue "Catalina", then later (seventies ?) on a small flatop, Stella-like but wearing only "Harmony" on the headstock
H1221 - Catalina (1955-1957) - Acoustic archtop - Pacific and Dawn Blue
H1221 model number was used on the blue "Catalina", then later (seventies ?) on a small flatop
H1222 - Archtone - Acoustic archtop
Acoustic archtop, similar to H1215 ?
H1224 - Acoustic archtop
H1227 - 12 String (ca 1973) - Acoustic flatop 12 string - Natural
Seventies guitar but can't be found in catalogs - plain headstock, pin-type bridge - 14 fret neck. (Same model number was used for a Silvertone different version - slotted headstock, floating bridge)
H1230 - Sovereign resonator model B (1940) - Acoustic flatop - Sunburst
Grand concert size - Resonator licensed from National-Dobro. (H1230 model number was later (1970) used for a 12 string model)
H1230 - 12 String (1969-1971) - Acoustic flatop 12 string
Narrow neck 12 string. The 1969 catalog says "CAUTION : It is best not to tune a 12-string guitar as high as regular 6-string guitar pitch. Experienced players recommend tuning three or four half-tones lower, to avoid strain wich might pull up the guitar top or bow the neck".
H1233 - Arched top f-holes (1935) - Acoustic archtop - Sunburst
Unusual arched top type, with f-holes on the upper bout. Grand concert size. Spruce top. 14 frets neck, slotted head.
H1233 - 12 String (1972-1975) - Acoustic flatop 12 string - Natural
Seventies 12 string - "moderately priced" - H1233 model has a 12 frets neck in the 1972 and 1973 catalogs, but a 14 frets neck in the 1974 catalog.
H1234 - Arched top roundhole (1935-1940) - Acoustic archtop - Sunburst
Slotted head, arched top with round hole. Auditorium size, described as a larger version of the Concert sized H1255 (but H1234 has 12 fret neck)
H1235 - Rhythm King (1935) - Acoustic flatop - Light Shade
Grand Concert size. Mahogany body and neck. Steel reinforced neck, 14 frets off body. H1237 is a larger version in "auditorium" size.
H1237 - Rhythm King (1935) - Acoustic flatop - Light shade
Auditorium size version of the H1235. Mahogany body and neck. Steel reinforced neck, 14 frets off body.
H1239 (1975) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
Seventies model, compare to Stella H941, H942, Silvertone 602 ?
H1242 - Lapsteel (1940) - Lapsteel - Black and cream
Equiped with a three-coil pickup, was proposed with separate H1243 amp or as a "Mono Unit", a long cased amp containing the lapsteel.
H1248 - Spanish Electric (1939) - Electric Archtop
This appears to be the very first Harmony electric model, in the '39 or '40 catalog. It was named "spanish electric" to distinguish it from the "hawaiian" electric lap steels. Similar models were proposed as Supertone models 293 and 294 in Sears catlogs 1936 and 1937, with acompanying amplifier.
H1250 - Roy Smeck Vita standard (1928-1931) - Acoustic flatop
Pear shape, seals holes, airplane bridge from the "Vita" series. Spruce top, mahogany body. Top is fragile, be gentle on string tension !
H1250 - Jamboree (1957-1960) - Acoustic flatop - Black, white pickguard
TV guitar - Wide and thin body. Early models were made with the "Harmometal" body trimming.
H1251 - Roy Smeck Grand Concert (1930) - Acoustic flatop
Airplane bridge. Spruce top, mahogany body
H1251 - Roy Smeck professional (1935-1940) - Acoustic flatop - Sunburst
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.
H1252 - Roy Smeck Hawaiian Grand Concert (1930) - Acoustic flatop
Airplane bridge. Spruce top, mahogany body
H1252 - Professional Hawaiian (1940) - Acoustic flatop - Sunburst
12 frets squareneck - for hawaiian playing
H1255 - Arched top roundhole (1935-1940) - Acoustic archtop - Sunburst
Slotted head, concert size, arched top with round hole.
H1260 - Sovereign (1958-1971) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
For years the H1260 was the flagship of the harmony brand. Large 'jumbo' size, 16"1/4 wide.
H1262 - Cremona arched (1931) - Sunburst
First Cremona model ? Presented as built like a violin. Grand Concert size. Arched top without braces, different from later archtop models. Spruce top, mahogany body. 12 frets neck. "Fishtails" bridge.
H1263 - Cremona arched (1935) - Sunburst
Grand Concert size. Arched top with f-holes (different construction than the common "archtop" models, no braces under the top). Closer to "arched top" with roundholes models. 14 frets neck, perloid engraved headstock.H1264 is the larger Auditorium size version.
H1264 - Cremona arched (1935) - Sunburst
Auditorium size. Arched top with f-holes (different construction than the common "archtop" models ?). Compare to "arched top" with roundholes models. 14 frets neck, perloid engraved headstock.H1263 is the smaller "grand concert" size version.
H1264 - "Jet Set" Sovereign Jumbo (1970-1972) - Acoustic flatop - Black
Symetrical double pickguard - short time production. Spruce top, birch body (birch is unusual for a Harmony Sovereign guitar). Adjustable bridge.
H1265 - Valencia arched top (1934-1935) - Acoustic archtop - Sunburst
Arched top and back with round hole. "Hardwood" construction (birch ?). White celluloid bindings. Concert size, 14 frrets neck, black pickguard.
H1265 - Sovereign Deluxe Jumbo (1967-1968) - Acoustic flatop - Sunburst
Asymetrical double pickguard - Spruce top, mahogany body. Short production time, soon replaced by H1266 (with symetrical pickguards). (H1265 model number was used for a different Valencia guitar in the fourties).
H1266 - Sovereign Deluxe Jumbo (1969-1971) - Acoustic flatop - Sunburst
Double pickguard - replaced the H1265
H1269 - Regal dreadnought 12 String (1972-1975) - Acoustic flatop 12 string - Natural
Seventies 12 string - X-braced spruce top, mahogany "dreadnought style" body. Wears the Regal brand in 1972 and the Harmony brand later in 1975.
H1270 - Patrician (1931) - Acoustic flatop - Mahogany
First Patrician model, launch with a whole line of all mahogany intruments (uke, tiple, mandolin, tenor guitar). Regulation size (as says the catalog), 12 frets neck.
H1270 - Vogue model E (1937-1940) - Acoustic archtop - Black, sunburst center spot
All birch construction, extra auditorium size. H1270 model number was later used for the very different 12 string Sovereign flat top.
H1270 - Sovereign jumbo 12 string (1963-1971) - Acoustic flatop 12 string - Natural
12 string version of the Sovereign H1260 "jumbo". 12 frets neck, so the guitar is not longer than the 1260 six string. Pickguard added in 1964. New "harp" tailpiece in 1968. The 1969 catalog says "CAUTION : It is best not to tune a 12-string guitar as high as regular 6-string guitar pitch. Experienced players recommend tuning three or four half-tones lower, to avoid strain wich might pull up the guitar top or bow the neck".
H1272 - Arched top mahogany (1935) - Acoustic archtop - Sunburst
Arched top with roundhole. Mahogany body, spruce top, Grand Concert Orchestra size. Ovalled fingerboard, 14 frets neck.
H1273 - Vogue model F (1938-1940) - Acoustic archtop - Black
Extra Auditorium size, in '40 catalog it has the unusual shape body (small dreadnought), but a known sample stamed H1273 has the different "rounded" shape - spruce top, rosewood fingerboard. H1773 is a tenor (4 string) model to match.
H1275 - Patrician arched top (1935) - Acoustic archtop - Shaded brown
Arched top and back with round hole. All mahogany construction. White celluloid bindings. Concert size, 14 frets neck, black pickguard.
H1277 - Vogue model G (1937-1940) - Acoustic archtop - Black with central sunburst
Spruce top
H1280 - De Luxe arched (1935) - Acoustic archtop - Sunburst
Arched top with round hole. Mahogany body, spruce top. Auditorium size. White celluloid bindings. 14 frets neck, black pickguard.
H1300 - Cremona VN (1940-1951) - Acoustic archtop - Natural
Engraved tortoise celluloid headpiece. "Nu-Tone" natural finish, carved spruce top, maple back and sides. Original pickguard is black with a "C" motif until 1950.
H1301 - Clipper (1944) - Acoustic archtop - Sunburst
Spruce carved top, maple body. The wooden tailpiece and pickguard usually date the Harmony guitars during wartime.
H1301 - Cremona cutaway (1954) - Acoustic archtop - Sunburst
Later Cremona model with cutaway - carved spruce top, maple back and sides - neck with genuine mother-of-pearl large inlays
H1302 - Cremona II (1938-1944) - Acoustic archtop - Brown sunburst
Spruce top, mahogany back and sides - Same model number H1302 later used on a all blonde spruce/maple Cremona (1954)
H1302 - Cremona cutaway (1954) - Acoustic archtop - Blonde natural
Later Cremona cutaway model, blonde companion of the H1301 - carved spruce top, maple back and sides - neck with genuine mother-of-pearl large inlays - Not to be confused with non-cutaway 40's sunburst H1302 "Cremona II".
H1304 - Cremona IV (1935-1940) - Acoustic archtop - Brown sunburst
Carved spruce top, maple back and sides. 16"1/2 wide but it looks like prewar model were narrower, 15"1/2.
H1305 - Cremona V (1935-1939) - Acoustic archtop - Sunburst
Early Cremona, spruce carved top, maple body, perloid fretboard with alternate contrasting engraved frets
H1306 - Cremona VI (1935-1951) - Acoustic archtop - Brown sunburst
Engraved tortoise celluloid headpiece. Carved spruce top, maple back and sides. It looks like older models had abalone bindings on body, narrower headstock, split block fretmarkers. Some (1935) were produced with gray perloid fretboard and headstock (as was the H1305). During wartime they had wooden pickguard and tailpiece, and downgraded tuners, because of the lack of metal at the time.
H1307 - Cremona VII (1935-1951) - Acoustic archtop - Wine red shaded
Top of the Cremona line, carved spruce top, flamed maple back and sides. Wooden tailpiece and pickguard, downgraded tuners during wartime, because of the lack of metal at the time. One is seen with different shaped "straight" f-holes. Early models (thirties) have a narrower, tortoise engraved headstock, and "stars" fret markers.
H1308 - Cremona (1940) - Acoustic archtop - Blonde
Blonde version of the H1307 Cremona - Top of the Cremona line, carved spruce top, maple back and sides
H1310 - Brilliant cutaway (1952-1971) - Acoustic archtop - Sunburst
Top of the line acoustic archtop - Pressed top (not carved) - H1311 is the blonde version - trussrod from 1956 - square tailpiece from 1965 - white-bounded f-holes from 1968 - renumbered H6510 from 1972. Pickguard is thick solid plastic in early years, then molded from about 1954.
H1311 - Brilliant cutaway (1952-1962) - Acoustic archtop - Blonde
Top of the line acoustic archtop - Pressed top (not carved) - blonde version of the H1310 - trussrod from 1956
H1315 - Cremona - Acoustic archtop - Sunburst
I did not found this model in the catalogs yet, but it looks like a model produced during wartime, because of its wooden tailpiece. It has a pressed, not carved top.
H1320 - Monterey (1938-1940) - Acoustic archtop - Wine-red sunburst
Spruce top - Grand Auditorium 16 1/2 in. B&W checkered bindings on top - B&W pickguard
H1325 - Monterey (1952-1972) - Acoustic archtop - Brown shaded
Spruce top, birch body - Grand Auditorium 16 1/2 in. Unusual sunburst pattern in bands. Neck has a trussrod from 1964.
H1327 - Monterey (1937-1953) - Acoustic archtop - Sunburst
Spruce top, older top of the Monterey line model, herringbone binding - Grand Auditorium 16 1/2 in. Steel reinforced neck (bar in the neck but no adjustable trussrod). Early models only had "Monterey" stenciled in white on the head, then "Harmony" was added in red, then later replaced by a new logo with a musical note.
H1341 - Jumbo (1931) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
"Jumbo" sized (from the thirties !) - All birch, 12 frets, 3 dots neck
H1342 - 12 string Jumbo (1931) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
12 string version of the H1341, "Jumbo" sized (from the thirties !) - All birch, 12 frets, 3 dots neck
H1343 - Jumbo (1931) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
"Jumbo" sized (from the thirties !) - All birch, 12 frets, 3 dots neck. Top, back and soundhole inlaid with wooden marquetry
H1344 - 12 string Jumbo (1931) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
12 string version of the H1343 - "Jumbo" sized (from the thirties !) - All birch, 12 frets, 3 dots neck. Top, back and soundhole inlaid with wooden marquetry
H1390 - Marquise (1937-1940) - Acoustic archtop - Mahogany shaded
Prewar archtop, spruce top, rich colored wood-block marquetry and heavy bindings
H14 - Bobkat (1963-1971) - Electric solid body - sunburst
1 pickup - H14V is the model with "W" vibrato taipiece.
H1400 - Patrician flat top (1940) - Acoustic flatop - Natural brown
Auditorium size (15 1/4) flat top - All mahogany - colorful wood-block marquetry bindings - dot inlays on fretboard
H1403 - Patrician (1940) - Acoustic archtop - Natural brown
All mahogany body with white binding on top only - low end of the Patrician line
H1405 - Patrician - Acoustic archtop - Mahogany
All mahogany slotted head Patrician model. Not seen in catalogs, one sample known with H1405 stamped inside. I guess it could be from around 1938.
H1406 - Patrician (1940) - Acoustic archtop
All mahogany - colorful wood-block marquetry bindings - dot inlays on fretboard
H1407 - Patrician (1940-1971) - Acoustic archtop - Natural
A classic Harmony archtop, more than 30 years production time. Some variations through the years, trussrod appears only from 1965. New scripting and logo from 1962. The H1407 is by far the most common model in the Patrician line, but the "Patrician" name was used on many different models, comprising flat top guitars and even roundhole archtops. All solid woods, solid spruce pressed top (not carved), mahogany body, tortoise body bindings on front and back.
H1408 - Patrician (1940) - Acoustic archtop - Natural
All mahogany - varied color marquetry bindings - dot inlays on fretboard
H1410 - Patrician Classic (1940) - Acoustic archtop - Natural brown
All mahogany - multi-row marquetry bindings - block inlays on fretboard
H1411 - Patrician (1945) - Acoustic archtop
Spruce top, mahogany body. H1410 Patrician looks similar but with mahogany top.
H1414 - Patrician (1940-1954) - Acoustic archtop - Top with a contrasting central panel
Mahogany top with spruce central panel. Fretboard has a central contrasting wood strip as well, until 1950. late models have a fancier "vine" engraved headstock.
H1415 - Patrician (1940-1954) - Acoustic archtop - Top with a contrasting central panel
Spruce top with mahogany central panel. Early models (-1950) have a fretboard with contrasting woods. Late models have a fancier headtsock with vine motif.
H1430 - Master (1940) - Acoustic flatop - Sunburst
Extra Auditorium size - spruce top
H1439 - Master (1940) - Acoustic archtop - Natural mahogany
Mahogany guitar, "for spanish style playing"
H1442 - Roy Smeck Artiste (1940-1942) - Acoustic archtop - Black
Grand auditorium size - maple body, spruce top - transparent (or white ?) pickguard. Some of them had the unusual "straight" f-holes. One reported with a H1305 stamp.
H1444 - Master (1940) - Acoustic archtop - Dark wine shaded mahogany
All mahogany construction - rounded body edges (as will be the later mahogany flat top H165)
H1450 - Patrician "Deluxe nu-Tone" (1940) - Acoustic archtop - Natural
Spruce top, figured maple back and sides - decorative or dot fretboard inlays - black headstock
H1453 - Patrician "nu-Tone" (1940) - Acoustic archtop - Natural
Spruce top, maple back and sides - block fretboard inlays - Celluloid tortoise headstock
H1455 - Marquise (1941) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
H1456 - Monterey (1944-1968) - Acoustic archtop - Sunburst
Top of the "Monterey" models in the fifties/sixties. Long production time. Trussrod neck from 1956. H1457 is the blonde version. As most archtops, models produced during wartime had a wooden tailpiece.
H1457 - Monterey (1952-1962) - Acoustic archtop - Blonde
Top of the "Monterey" models in the fifties - blonde version of the H1456 (production stopped earlier, ca. 1964). Trussrod neck from 1956.
H1462 - Sovereign archtop - Acoustic archtop
This model may be the only archtop wearing the Sovereign name, widely used for flat tops. The wooden tailpiece means a wartime production.
H1463 - Cremona - Acoustic archtop - Sunburst
Carved spruce top, maple back and sides. "Straight" f-holes. The one pictured (thanks to JP) originally had a wooden tailpiece (indicates a wartime model).
H1492 - All American (1940) - Acoustic archtop - Natural
One of the red-white-blue patriotic guitars of the 1940-1941 wartime era. Colored real celluloid bindings, blue pickguard.
H15 - Bobkat (1963-1971) - Electric solid body - sunburst
2 pickups
H150 - Studio Special (1960-1970) - Acoustic flatop - Sunburst
Studio Special, short scale 3/4 students guitar, celluloid bindings. All birch body, solid woods. Replaced by H151 from 1971.
H1500TS - Tenor (1935) - Acoustic flatop - Mahogany shaded
Tenor guitar, 3/4 sized version of the H1600TS, birch body. Two colors decoration around soundhole
H1502 - Tenor (1931) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
Tenor guitar, 3/4 size body, amateur scale. Spruce top, birch body.
H1505 - Tenor (1931) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
Tenor guitar, 3/4 size body, amateur scale. All birch construction.
H151 - Studio Special (1971) - Acoustic flatop - Sunburst
Studio Special, short scale 3/4 students guitar, celluloid bindings, floral decorated pickguard. All birch body, solid woods. Replaces H150 in 1971.
H1522 - Tenor mahogany (1931) - Acoustic flatop - Mahogany
Tenor guitar, 3/4 size body, amateur scale. All mahogany.
H1522P - Tenor mahogany (1931) - Acoustic flatop - Mahogany
Tenor guitar, 3/4 size body, amateur scale. All mahogany, pearlette fingerboard, head and pickguard
H155 - Mahogany (1935-1940) - Acoustic flatop - Natural Mahogany or Sunburst
Slotted head - all mahogany flat top - 12 frets neck - model H155 3/4 is the 3/4 size version. H157 is the spruce top version. H155 was finished natural mahogany (ca 1935), then Sunburst (ca 1940).
H155 3/4 - 3/4 mahogany (1935-1940) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
3/4 version of the H155. All mahogany body, hardwood neck. 4 dots on neck, black pickguard, pin type bridge.
H1550 - Roy Smeck Vita tenor (1928-1931) - Acoustic flatop
Pear shape, seals holes, airplane bridge from the "Vita" series. Spruce top, mahogany body, 4 string 23" tenor scale (should be tuned CGDA - top is fragile, be sure to use the right strings !)
H1552 - Roy Smeck Vita plectrum (1928-1931) - Acoustic flatop
Airplane bridge. Spruce top, mahogany body. A plectrum guitar is a tenor guitar (4 string) with a longer 27" scale.
H157 (1935) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
Spruce top version of the H155 all mahogany. Black pickguard, 12 frets neck, 3 dots, slotted head. Black and white bindings around body and soundhole.
H158 (1935) - Acoustic flatop - Sunburst
Standard size, mahogany body, spruce top. Tortoise bindings and pickguard. Open slotted head. The H158GC is the Grand Concert larger version. H158 3/4 is the 3/4 version.
H158 - Birch Jumbo (1968-1969) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
Economical version of the H1260 but not a Sovereign (replaced later by H159). Birch body construction. Screwed-on pin-style bridge, no trussrod.
H158GC (1935) - Acoustic flatop - Sunburst
Grand Concert size, mahogany body, spruce top. 14 frets neck. Tortoise bindings and pickguard. Open slotted head. The H158 is the smaller Standard size version. H158 3/4 is the 3/4 version.
H159 - Birch jumbo (1970-1971) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
Economical version of the H1260 (replace the previous H158 ?). All solid birch body. Glued pin-style bridge, No trussrod. Stenciled red ring at sound hole.
H15V - Bobkat (1966-1971) - Electric solid body - sunburst
Vibrato version of the H15, appears only from 1966 catalog.
H1600TS - Tenor (1935) - Acoustic flatop - Mahogany shaded
Tenor guitar, standard size, birch body. Two colors decoration around soundhole. H1610TS is the natural finish version. Metal tailpiece but pin bridge was available as a 30 cents option.
H161 - Master (1940) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
Grand concert size - All mahogany - 12 frets neck
H1610TS - Tenor (1935) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
Tenor guitar, standard size, birch body. Two colors decoration around soundhole. Natural finish. H1600TS is the mahogany shaded version. Metal tailpiece but pin bridge was available as a 30 cents option.
H162 (1940-1971) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
Spruce or Cedar top (on some late models) - Stenciled rosette from 1971 - Mahogany version is H165 - older models (before ca. 57') had a different, more rounded "figure eight" body, and a "pinless" bridge. Very early models (before 1942) were sold among the "Master" line, as evidenced by the headstock logo - A very popular model, with at least 30 years of production time !
H1620TS - Tenor (1935) - Acoustic flatop - Sunburst
Tenor guitar, 23 inch scale. Crystaline (faux perloid) fingerboard. All birch construction.
H1621 - Cherub Tenor (1931) - Acoustic flatop - Shaded brown
Tenor guitar (23" scale). Designed to match H1123 guitar. All birch, b&w bindings on top, "cherub" decoration, golden pickguard
H1622 - Tenor mahogany (1931) - Acoustic flatop - Mahogany
Tenor guitar, standard size body, 23" scale. All mahogany body with white bindings on all edges
H1623 - Tenor (1931) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
Tenor guitar, standard size body, 23" scale. Spruce top, mahogany body with white bindings on all edges.
H162_3_4 - H162 3/4 (1951-1970) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
3/4 (children) version of the H162 guitar. Spruce top, mahogany body, solid woods.
H1630TS - Tenor (1935) - Acoustic flatop - Sunburst
Tenor guitar, 23 inch scale. Crystaline (faux perloid) fingerboard. Faux pickguard stenciled in white. All birch construction.
H1637 - Vagabond tenor (1931) - Acoustic flatop - Silver with decal
Tenor version of the Vagabond guitar, in "silver-like" finish. Most of them have taken a greenish color with age.
H164 - Master flat top - Acoustic flatop - Sunburst
"Master" is usually associated with the popular sixties archtop model H945, but there was a full line of flat top "Master" models proposed in the fourties.
H164 (1970-1971) - Acoustic flatop - Black
This model appears in 1971 catalog only and wears the "Sovereign" name, but is a black version of the H166, see also popular H162 model. The H1204 Sovereign was the black version of the "real" H1203 Sovereign. The H164 was replaced next year by the similar H6364.
H165 - Stella version (1940) - Acoustic flatop - Mahogany
The H165 all mahogany model, marketed as a Stella in the 1940 catalog, in standard size and with an open, slotted head. Pin style bridge.
H165 - Mahogany (1944-1971) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
All mahogany - (H162 has spruce top) - One of the most popular Harmony acoustic - Older models had a more rounded "figure eight" body (new body in 1958). Trussrod (and no more golden clef logo) from 1968. Late models have a stenciled rosette around soundhole and are stamped H165-1
H1651 - Roy Smeck tenor (1931) - Acoustic flatop
Airplane bridge. Spruce top, mahogany body - 23 inches scale
H1654 - Tenor (1935-1936) - Sunburst
Tenor guitar, 23 inch scale. Arched top. "Hardwood" construction. Black pickguard.
H1655 - Tenor (1935) - Acoustic flatop - Mahogany
Tenor guitar, 23 inch scale. All mahogany, black pickguard. Rounded edges on body (no bindings). H155 is the 6 string version.
H1657 - Tenor (1935) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
Tenor guitar, 23 inch scale. Mahogany body, spruce top. Black & white bindings, black pickguard. H157 is the 6 string version.
H1658 - Tenor (1935) - Acoustic flatop - Sunburst
Tenor guitar, 23 inch scale. Mahogany body, spuce top. Tortoise shell celluloid bindings and pickguard. H1658GC is a larger concert sized version. H158 is the 6 string version.
H1658GC - Tenor (1935) - Acoustic flatop - Sunburst
Tenor guitar, 23 inch scale. Concert size version of the smaller H1658. Mahogany body, spuce top. Tortoise shell celluloid bindings and pickguard. H158GC is the 6 string version.
H166 (1971-1972) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
Birch body. H164 is the black version
H1661 - Vogue - Acoustic archtop
Early model in the Vogue line (late thirties ?). The same model is seen in Whaley, Royce &co. catalog (from Toronto, Canada), with a different model number (H1295 ?). One sample reported stamped 661.
H1663 - Cremona tenor (1935) - Sunburst
Tenor guitar, 23 inch scale. Arched top. White celluloid bindings, black pickguard. H1263 Cremona is the 6 string version.
H1665 - Valencia Tenor (1935) - Sunburst
Tenor guitar, 23 inch scale. Arched top. White celluloid bindings, black pickguard. H1265 Valencia is the 6 string version.
H167 (1970) - Acoustic flatop - Red Sunburst
Fender-style headstock. The H168 is the same in "natural" finish.
H1670 - Patrician tenor (1931) - Acoustic flatop - Mahogany
First "Patrician" model, launch with a whole line of instruments made from mahogany (uke, tiple, mandolin, guitar). 23" scale, 14 frets neck. It looks like this model has a x-braced top (see sound hole photo), which is very unusual for a Harmony guitar.
H1675 - Patrician Tenor (1935) - Acoustic archtop - Mahogany shaded
Tenor guitar, 23 inch scale. Arched top. Black & white celluloid bindings, black pickguard. H1275 patrician is the 6 string version.
H168 (1969-1970) - Acoustic flatop - Pumpkin color
Fender-style headstock. Natural "pumpkin color" finish version of the H167.
H1688 - Johnny Marvin Tenor (1931) - Acoustic flatop - Dark brown
Tenor guitar, standard size body, 23" scale
H16B - Bobkat (1967-1972) - Electric solid body - Blue
2 "mustache" pickups and vibrato - Same as older model H17 but coloured blue - New model number H618 in 1972. Some models have the small body of the H15 Bobkat (bridge on body), some (later ?) models have the larger body of the H19 Silhouette (bridge on pickguard).
H16R - Bobkat (1967-1972) - Electric solid body - Red
2 "mustache" pickups and vibrato - Same as older H17 but coloured red - New model number H616 in 1972. Some models have the small body of the H15 Bobkat (bridge on body), some (later ?) models have the larger body of the H19 Silhouette (bridge on pickguard).
H16W - Bobkat (1968-1971) - Electric solid body - White
2 "mustache" pickups and vibrato - Same as older model H17 but coloured white. Some models have the small body of the H15 Bobkat (bridge on body), some (later ?) models have the larger body of the H19 Silhouette (bridge on pickguard).
H17 - Bobkat (1963-1966) - Electric solid body - Red sunburst
2 "Golden Tone" pickups, then "mustache" pickups with adjustable polepieces from circa 1966 - Early models had the "type G" vibrato (as can be seen in catalogs), then later the "Type W" vibrato tailpiece - Rounded Fender-style headstock - From 1967 the H17 was replaced by the H16 coloured series - H15V model is very similar, also has vibrato but a sunburst color and a different headstock design
H171 - Classic (1969-1971) - Acoustic flatop
H172 (1931) - Acoustic flatop - Sunburst
Spruce top, mahogany body, b&w bindings on all edges. H272 is the same in natural finish. (The same H172 model number was later used in the fourties for a Patrician model, and even later for a classical nylon guitar in the seventies)
H172 - Patrician flat top (1945-1947) - Acoustic flatop - Sunburst
Flat top model with the "figure of eight" grand concert body
H172 - Classic (1971-1972) - Acoustic flatop
Renumbered H6272 in 1972. The same H172 model number was used in the thirties for a parlor flat top, and in the fourties for a "Patrician" flat top.
H173 - Classic (1957-1969) - Acoustic flatop
H174 - Classic (1959-1967) - Acoustic flatop
Top of the line classic model. Spruce top, mahogany body, rosewood overlay on the head.
H175 - Classic (1st version) (1957) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
Early Classical guitar in the Harmony range. Nylon strings, Spruce top, mahogany body. Easy confusion : this same model was renumbered H174 from 1959, and the H175 number was used vor a different classical guitar from 1967, check the H175 "2nd version".
H175 - Classic (2nd version) (1967-1970) - Acoustic flatop
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).
H177 - Classic (1970-1971) - Acoustic flatop
H180 (1970) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
Fender-style headstock. Floral design on head and pickguard. Adustable bridge. H181 is the same with a "pumkin" coloured top.
H181 (1969-1970) - Acoustic flatop - Pumpkin color
Fender-style headstock. Floral design on head and pickguard. Adustable bridge. "Pumkin" coloured top. Some are stamped H181-1. H180 is the same in "natural" finish.
H182 - Sovereign (1971) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
H1820T - Monterey tenor (1937-1940) - Acoustic archtop - Wine-red sunburst
Tenor guitar to match the 6 string H1320 Monterey - B&W checkered bindings on top - B&W pickguard
H19 - Silhouette (1963-1967) - Electric solid body - Redburst
The finest Harmony solid body. Hagstrom vibrato and bridge. Silvertone 1478 version has different pickups, bridge, vibrato. Holiday version has no vibrato. Note the body shape very different (larger) from the "Bobkat" H15 series. Production ended sooner than the smaller "bobkat" line, But late H16 (coloured) models also had the larger body of the H19.
H2 - White perloid Lapsteel (1954-1960) - Lapsteel
H20 - Consolectric lapsteel (1954-1955) - Lapsteel - black, tweed case
Lapsteel, console with legs and amplifier. "Hershey bar" type pickup.
H22 - Bass (1961-1968) - Bass - Sunburst
Single cutaway. The later model H22/1 has double cutaway from 1969. Note : these basses are flat top and back, not arched as a Rocket for example.
H22/1 - Bass (1969-1972) - Bass - Sunburst
Double cutaway - later version of the H22. Some have a triple bindings neck.
H25 - Bass (1966-1971) - Bass - Redburst
Fender-style headstock - Bridge with string damper - One pickup, replaced in 1972 by the two pickups model H426
H27 - Bass (1966-1971) - Bass - Sunburst
2 pickups - Fender-style headstock
H272 (1931) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
Spruce top, mahogany body, b&w bindings on all edges. H172 is the same in sunburst finish.
H281 - Electro Banjo - 5 string (1954) - Copper bronze
Electrified 5 string banjo (wooden top). Later model was red and numbered H282. Bridge is made of hardwood with a slice of brown rubber as a saddle !
H282 - Electro Banjo - 5 string (1955-1957) - Red and white
Electrified 5 string banjo (wooden top). Previous model was bronze colored and numbered H281. H82 is the 4 string version. Bridge is made of hardwood with a slice of brown rubber as a saddle !
H3 - Lapsteel (1947-1951) - Lapsteel
"Tone-Emphasizer" (P13) pickup
H33 - Jubilee (1955) - Acoustic flatop - red
electrified, with external volume/tone control
H37 - Hollywood (1956-1962) - Electric Archtop - Gold and black
1 pickup - early models have a "hershey bar" pickup, with a jack cord permanently attached to the small volume box. Later models have a "golden tone" pickup, with tone and vol pots, "cupcakes" knobs, and a conventional jack on body side. H38 is the same model in reversed Black and Gold - H39 is a later Hollywood model
H38 - Hollywood (1956-1957) - Electric Archtop - Black and gold
1 pickup - H37 is the same in Gold and black - H39 is a later Hollywood model
H39 - Hollywood (1952-1967) - Electric Archtop
1 pickup - H39 model starts in 1952 but did not yet wore the Hollywood name/logo. It had a red treble clef logo on headstock, as seen on the Archtone acoustic series (H1215). Then in real life some early (53-56) models had an "atomic" logo ala Stratotone (see H44). H39 has a "Hershey bar" pickup until 1958, with a volume control and cord attached to the pickguard (and a red jack plug...). "Golden" DeArmond pickup is installed in 1959, with usual "internal" tone and volume pots, and jack on body's side. Check also earlier H37 and H38 Hollywood models with black and gold colors.
H4 - Grey perloid Lapsteel (1954-1960) - Lapsteel
"Tone-Emphasizer" (P13) pickup
H40 - Uno-tone, electrified flat top (1954-1957) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
1 pickup at the end of fretboard - later replaced by H55. A brace was removed under the top to make place for the pickup, so they may not be as solid as the pure acoustic version. Note the fretboard is longer, and soundhole is lowered if compared to the H1203 or other pure acoustics. Pickup looks like a variation of the P13 pickup. 4 screws hold it in place.
H41 - Riviera (1955) - Electric Archtop - Two tone blue, harmometal binding
1 pickup with external volume/tone control, and permanently attached green jack cord. "Harmometal" bindings on top and back of body. H41 model number was later used on the Hollywood 2 pickups model
H41 - Hollywood (1960-1967) - Electric Archtop
2 pickups - H41 model number was also used in 1955 on a different, blue archtop called "Riviera". H37, H38 and H39 are one pickup Hollywood models
H4101 - Tenor (1972) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
Seventies tenor version of the H6362 - 4 strings tuned CGDA - Compares to older H1201
H4102 - Tenor - Acoustic flatop - Sunburst
Seventies tenor version of the H6362 - 4 strings tuned CGDA - Compares to older H929TG Stella tenor
H42 - Stratotone Newport (1955-1957) - Electric solid body - H42/1 Sunshine Yellow or H42/2 Metallic Green
1 pickup - one piece neck/body - "Harmometal" binding with a black plastic lining. Thinner body than H44.
H420 - Bass (1972-1973) - Bass - Burgundy red
2 pickups - Seventies version of the H27 - Fender-style headstock
H425 - Bass (1974) - Bass - Rosewood grained
2 pickups. Finished in faux rosewood. Seventies version of the H25. Fender-style headstock. Two finger-rests - See also H426
H426 - Bass (1972-1973) - Bass - Red sunburst
2 pickups - Seventies version of the H25 - Fender-style headstock - "pivot" rocker switches - See also H425
H44 - Stratotone (1952-1957) - Electric solid body - Copper
1 pickup - "Neck-through" construction : one piece of wood from head to tailpiece, and two added "ears" to form the body.
H45 - Stratotone Mars (1958-1965) - Electric hollowbody - Sunburst
1 pickup. Early models (58-59) had the "long tail Y" on the headstock logo. Then from 1962 were added black line and atomic logo on the pickguard.
H46 - Stratotone Mars (1958-1965) - Electric hollowbody - Sunburst
2 pickups - Early models (58-59) had the "long tail Y" on the headstock logo. Later (from 1962), were added black line and atomic logo on the pickguard.
H47 - Stratotone Mercury (1958-1965) - Electric hollowbody - Redburst
1 "Golden-Tone Indox" pickup by DeArmond. The tone switch has three positions : "Bass" gives the usual direct wiring with vol and tone control. "Treble" bypasses the tone control, the volume pot only is active. "Rythm" is the same as treble but some low frequencies are cut (so yes, this is even more treble than treble...). A left handed model was available.
H48 - Stratotone Mercury (1958-1963) - Electric hollowbody - Flamed Blonde
1 pickup
H49 - Stratotone Jupiter (1958-1965) - Electric hollowbody - Natural
Usually they have spruce top, but some of them have a maple top. Silvertone S1423 is a sister model.
H5 - Lapsteel (1951) - Lapsteel - Sunburst
Plastic fingerboard - "Tone Emphasizer" (P13) pickup
H50 - Spanish Electric Guitar (1947-1952) - Electric Archtop - Sunburst
1 pickup - "Grand Auditorium" size - One of the first Harmony electrics - Solid spruce top, solid maple body, 3 ply w/b/w heavy binding on body. Kluson tuners are rarely seen on Harmony guitars, but it seems many H50 were equiped with Kluson tuners from origin. Early models (pre-50) had f-holes in one part.
H51 - Spanish Electric Guitar (1947-1955) - Electric Archtop - Sunburst
1 pickup - "Auditorium size", about 3"1/2 body depth - Check also Silvertone S1320, S1322, and Wards/Airline W8884.
H52 (1956-1959) - Electric Archtop - Sunburst
1 pickup - replaced the H50, but with the new thin body and trussrod neck
H53 - Rocket 1 pickup (1959-1967) - Electric hollowbody - Sunburst then red in 1963
1 pickup - Single cutaway - H53/1 is the double cutaway later (1968) model. H53 model number was also previously used (fifties ?) on a full body sunburst archtop (Silvertone)
H53/1 - Rocket (1968-1971) - Electric hollowbody - Redburst
1 pickup - Double cutaway - H53 is the earlier single cutaway model
H54 - Rocket 2 pickup (1959-1967) - Electric hollowbody - Sunburst then red in 1963
2 pickups - Single cutaway - H54/1 is the double cutaway later (1968) model. From 1966 "Golden Tone" pickups change to the "double mustache" version with adjustable polepieces screws, and necks have a trussrod.
H54/1 - Rocket (1968-1972) - Electric hollowbody - Redburst
2 pickups - Double cutaway. It looks like some late models may have rectangular pearlette block markers instead of dots on fretboard, as well as triple binding.
H55 - Sovereign with neck pickup (1958-71) - Acoustic flatop
Pickup at the end of the fretboard - later was H655. Note the fretboard is longer, and soundhole is lowered if compared to the H1203 or other pure acoustics. Pickup looks like a variation of the P13 Gibson pickup. 4 screws hold it in place (two each side of the fretboard). Later models have a DeArmond pickup held with 2 screws (one each side of the fretboard), as seen on model H655.
H56 - Roy Smeck (1954-1959) - Electric Archtop - Midnight Blue
Trussrod from 1956 - Solid birch body and top. Blue finish, with added "stardust gold" on later models (1958-59). H56 model number was later used for a very different Rocket model.
H56 - Rocket with vibrato (1965-1967) - Electric hollowbody - Red
2 pickups - Single cutaway - See H56/1 for later double cutaway - (The H56 model number was previously used on a "Roy Smeck" archtop model in 1956)
H56/1 - Rocket with vibrato (1968-1971) - Electric hollowbody - Redburst
2 pickups - Double cutaway - See H56 for previous single cutaway model
H57 - Roy Smeck (1960-1962) - Electric Archtop - Sunburst
One P13 pickup - H57 has replaced both the H56 blue Roy Smeck and the H52 in the Harmony line. But has a solid spruce top, thin body (2 3/4), auditorium size (15 3/4) - trussrod neck. H58 is the two pickups version with blonde laminated top.
H58 - Roy Smeck (1958-1962) - Electric Archtop - Natural and black body
2 "tone emphasizer" pickups. Adjustable individual polepieces on models from ca. 1959. Auditorium size, trussrod, white pickguard, thin body (2.75 depth). Laminated spruce top, birch body.
H59 - Rocket 3 pickup (1960-1967) - Electric hollowbody - Sunburst, then red from 1963
3 pickups - Single cutaway - H59/1 is the double cutaway later (1968) version. From 1966 "Golden Tone" pickups change to the "double mustache" version with adjustable polepieces screws, and necks have a trussrod. Late samples may have rocker switches instead of the rotary selector (as seen on double cutaway version).
H59/1 - Rocket (1968-1969) - Electric hollowbody - Sunburst then red in 1964
3 pickups - double cutaway version (1968) of the earlier H59. Different electronic with 3 rocker switches and 4 pots.
H6 - Lapsteel (1954) - Lapsteel - White and bronze
Higher end lapsteel - "Tone-Emphasizer" (P13) pickup
H60 - Electric Archtop Cutaway (1952-1955) - Electric Archtop - Sunburst
One "P13" pickup - full size body (3,5") with cutaway - Steel in neck but no adjustable trussrod. 4 ply bindings around top. This the first electric with cutaway proposed by Harmony. (H60 model number was later used on a Meteor thin line).
H60 - Meteor double cutaway (1967-1970) - Electric hollowbody - Sunburst
Meteor 1967 model, double cutaway with 2 enlarged single coil pickups. Hagstrom adjustable bridge. Head is black with a white trussrod cover. "T" type tailpiece. Models from ca. 1968 have white plastic inlays inside f-holes. H60 model number was previously used on a one pickup electric archtop in the fifties. The same Meteor model wears H61 model number in the 1971 catalog. The previous Metor model was H70 with single cutaway and different pickups.
H601 - Copper Lapsteel (1972-1973) - Lapsteel - Copper
Seventies version of the H1 lapsteel, with different tailpiece and no pickup cover - 'hershey bar' pickup and chromed tailpiece instead of plastic handrest - copper bronze lacquer
H6032 - Stella 3/4 (1972-1975) - Acoustic flatop - Sunburst
3/4 size, seventies version of the H929 3/4 - There were different versions through years. On first versions the headstock wears the "Stella" logo and the soundhole has a "Harmony" golden label. Later the headstock says "Harmony" only but the white label in soundhole says "Stella".. Some later models have an adjustable bridge and may have a laminated body (?). One reported with H6132 model number (and black pickguard).
H605 (1957) - Acoustic flatop - Blue and white
This model number was seen on a H928 Stella, and on a blue and white "Colorama" with "Harmometal" trim. This Colorama wears the logo of a catalog seller (Montgomery Ward ?) on the headstock.
H607 - Lapsteel on legs (1972-1973) - Lapsteel - Black and ivory
Seventies version of the H7 "Roy Smeck" lapsteel
H61 - Meteor (1971-1972) - Electric hollowbody - Sunburst
2 large pickups - H61 Meteor appears in the 1971 catalog. It seems to be the same as the previous H60 Meteor but with new "jazz" tailpiece and a 3 ply (b/w/b) overlay on head, and black trussrod cover. Plastic inlays in f-holes. Curiously, the '71 catalog shows a dot neck but all known samples have block inlays as other Meteor versions. The "Harmony Meteor" logo still appears on the head on the catalog's picture but the known samples only have the "Harmony" logo. (To avoid confusion : H61 model number was also used in the fifties for the 1352 Silvertone archtop cutaway with one P13 pickup). Same model was renumbered H661 from 1972.
H6114 - Acoustic flatop
Classical
H6128 - Stella (1972-1975) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
Seventies version of the H927 - Two different versions : late models use laminated woods, have a faux spruce grained top, an all plastic adjustable bridge, and dots instead of "H" painted markers on the fretboard. The logo name on the head changed from "Stella" to "Harmony" on later versions. Late models wears the Stella name only on the label inside. H6130 is the same model in sunburst finish.
H6130 - Stella (1972-1975) - Acoustic flatop - Sunburst
Seventies version of the H929 - adjustable bridge - Late models wears the Stella name only on the label inside, and "harmony" o the head. H6128 is the same model in natural faux-spruce finish.
H6134 - Stella (1972-1975) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
Seventies - screwed pinless adhustable bridge
H6137 - Stella nylon (1972-1975) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
Seventies version of the H937 - nylon strings. "Simulated spruce-grained top".
H615 - Acoustic flatop - Redburst
This (not rare) model, stamped H615, with screwed-on bridge, is not seen in Harmony catalogs. Perhaps it was sold only through stores or for some catalog distributor. Compare to Stella H1141, Barclay 1143, Silvertone 615...
H616 - Bobkat (1972) - Electric solid body - Red
2 pickups and vibrato - Seventies version of the H16R Bobkat
H617 - Bobkat (1972) - Electric solid body - Sunburst
2 pickups and vibrato - Seventies version of the H17 Bobkat
H618 - Bobkat (1972) - Electric solid body - Blue
2 pickups and vibrato - Seventies version of the H16B Bobkat
H619 - Solid body (1974) - Electric solid body - Natural
2 pickups and Hagstrom vibrato - Replace the H19 Silhouette in last years of Harmony production. Different body. Compare to H25 and H425 bass guitars.
H62 (1953-1964) - Electric Archtop - Sunburst or Blonde
2 pickups. Blonde model only in the catalogs but sunburst model exists and is not rare... New neck with trussrod in 1956. Body depth changes from 3 1/2" to 2 3/4" in 1960.
H6210 - Classic (1972-1975) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
Economical seventies classic - nylon strings. Laminated construction. Not the same shape as the previous classical models.
H6272 - Classic (1972-1975) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
Seventies classic - nylon strings
H6277 - Classic (1972) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
Seventies top of the line classic - nylon strings
H6290 - Classic (1974-1975) - Acoustic flatop
Classic from the last Harmony USA years
H63 - Espanada (1955-1964) - Electric Archtop - Black
2 pickups. Older models with "Harmometal" aluminium trimming, until 1957. Thick White/Black/White bindings from 1958. New neck with trussrod in 1956. Body depth changes from 3 1/2" to 2 3/4" in 1960.
H6303 - Sovereign (1972) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
Late version of the H1203
H6340 - Acoustic (1972-1974) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
Economical grand concert size from the seventies. Laminated woods. H6341 is the same model in sunburst finish.
H6341 - Acoustic (1972-1975) - Acoustic flatop - Two tone shaded
Economical grand concert size from the seventies. All birch body. H6340 is the same model in natural finish.
H6345 (1975) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
This one is one of the last models Harmony produced with a "made in USA" label, in about 1974-75.
H6362 (1972-1975) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
Seventies version of the H162 with spruce top - bound then unbound neck/headstock
H6364 - Sovereign (1972-1975) - Acoustic flatop - Black with natural rosette
New model number for the H164 from 1971 - Black version, with a typical headstock shape, of the older H162 and H6362. Headstock wears "Sovereign" in 1972 then "Harmony" in 1974 - bound then unbound neck/headstock. The plastic layer on the headstock was poor quality and is often seen cracked, destroyed or missing. Not to be confused with H1204 black Sovereign.
H6365 (1972-1975) - Acoustic flatop - Mahogany
Seventies version of the H165 with all mahogany body - bound, then unbound neck/headstock. Pinned bridge.
H6375 - Natural
This one should be one of the last models produced, in about 1974-75. Gotoh tuners.
H6382 - Regal Deluxe grand concert (1972) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
Grand concert size from the seventies. It has the late narrow fretboard, 20 frets, so one more fret and a lowered soundhole (compared to the common H1203 design).
H6390 - Grand Concert (1974) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
Grand concert size from the last USA years. Catalog says "Spruce-grained" top and "rosewood feel". An owner said it's laminated woods all around.
H6395 - Grand Concert (1974) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
Grand concert size from the seventies. Spruce top. Body looks like solid birch stained with a "faux rosewood" grain. It also has the late narrower fretboard.
H64 (1967-1970) - Electric hollowbody - Sunburst
2 "enlarged mustache" pickups, Bigsby vibrato - H64 replace the H74 in the new 1967 range, but with full double cutaway. In the family of late H60 and H61 Meteors, and later H671, main differnce being the added Bigsby.
H6407 - Patrician (1972) - Acoustic archtop - Natural
Seventies version of the Patrician H1407
H6415 - Archtone (1972-1975) - Acoustic archtop - Sunburst
Seventies version of the H1215 - It seems very last models (1975) had simple white painted bindings instead of the triple line, and a simpler headstock. Some different (made in japan ?) tuners were used too.
H6450 - Monterey (1972) - Acoustic archtop - Red Sunburst
Seventies version of the Monterey leader H950
H65 (1956-1960) - Electric Archtop - Sunburst or Blonde
Cutaway body, 1 pickup, thin body (2"3/4) and unusual shorter scale (24"1/4). 6 ply bindings on top. Adjustable trussrod. Cousin version of the deeper and longer scale previous H60.
H650 - Sovereign with neck pickup - Acoustic flatop
Pickup at the end of the fretboard. Newer version of the H55 ?
H6510 - Cutaway (1972) - Acoustic archtop - Sunburst
Seventies version of the H1310 - Pressed top (not carved) - Late models have the headstock with tortoise laminate instead of rosewood - sometimes mispelled as "HG510"
H654 - Rocket (1972) - Electric hollowbody
2 pickups. Seventies version of the H54 Rocket
H655 - Sovereign with neck pickup (1972-1975) - Acoustic flatop
Pickup at the end of the fretboard. Later version of the H40/H55. Note the fretboard is longer, and soundhole is lowered if compared to the H1203 or other pure acoustics. Pickup is a DeArmond, variation of the "double-mustache" seen on slim line elctrics. 2 screws hold it in place.
H656 - Rocket with vibrato (1972) - Electric hollowbody - Red
2 pickups. Seventies version of the H56 Rocket
H6560 - Sovereign jumbo (1972-1975) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
Seventies version of the H1260 - Some have a X-braced top in last years - Headstock wears "Sovereign" in 1972 then "Harmony" in 1974 - bound then unbound neck/headstock. Some bodies are laminated. Identification of versions is difficult. If you're looking for the x-braced version, you'd better check it inside by yourself... Not to be confused with the later H6560A, made in Korea, wich is a completely different guitar.
H6583 - Rounded jumbo (1974) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
New model/shape in the seventies - New "narrow" neck has almost no trapeze (narrower thatn usual in upper frets). These necks may have been made in Asia - 1974 catalog says size 4 1/2 x 17 x 41 1/2 inches.
H66 - Vibrajet (1961-1965) - Electric hollowbody - Redburst
Electronic Tremolo - works with a 1.5V battery. Flat top and flat back guitar (no arch).
H6600 - Regal Deluxe (1972-1975) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
Dreadnought seventies model - Top is X-braced - Headstock wears "Regal" in 1972 then "Harmony" in 1974 - bound then unbound neck/headstock. Narrow fretboard, 20 frets.
H661 (1972) - Electric hollowbody - Sunburst
2 large pickups. Seventies version, thin line compares to earlier H60 Meteor. Renumbered model, looks identical to previous H61.
H6659 - Dreadnought (1972-1974) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
Dreadnought seventies model - bound then unbound neck/headstock. Spruce grained birch top, shaded birch body. The H6690 is the same instrument with rosewood grained body.
H667 (1974) - Electric hollowbody - Sunburst
2 mustache pickups. Seventies version, thin line with Bigsby vibrato, compares to earlier H64 or Meteor
H6685 - Dreadnought - Acoustic flatop - Natural
This one should be one of the last models produced, in about 1975, with solid top and laminated body. Gotoh tuners.
H6690 - H12291 - Dreadnought (1974) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
Dreadnought from the last Harmony USA years. Spruce grained birch top. Rosewood grained body. Some models (sold by Sears ? have a label with model number 319.12291000. The H6659 is the same instrument with shaded birch body.
H671 (1972) - Electric hollowbody - Sunburst
2 large pickups. Hagström adjustable bridge. Thin line with Bigsby vibrato, compares to earlier H64. Renumbered model, looks identical to previous H71.
H68 - Jazz Artist (1968-1971) - Electric Archtop - Sunburst
2 pickups. Full depth body. This model appears in 1968 after some years without any full size electric archtop in rthe catalog. You may want to compare to H62/H63, but you'll find different pickups and body. H68 pickups are single coils (same as the common double mustache "indox" pickups, but enlarged with an added wooden spacer inside). H68 pickups don't have adjustable screws to balance strings. The H68 has a solid woods body construction. Heavy solid spruce top, solid maple back. It looks like Harmony just added pickups and electronics to the H1310 (and later H6510) acoustic model. Some H68 are seen stamped H1310, some stamped H6510.
H682 - Rebel (1972) - Electric hollowbody - Sunburst or Avocado green burst
2 pickups - Seventies, renumbered version of the H82 Rebel
H683 - Rebel (1972) - Electric hollowbody - Avocado - green sunburst
2 pickups - Seventies version of tghe H82G Rebel
H684 - Rebel (1974) - Electric hollowbody - Rosewood grained
2 "mustache" pickups - Seventies version of the H82 Rebel
H7 - Roy Smeck lapsteel (1955-1971) - Lapsteel - Black and ivory
Lapsteel on three chromed legs (optional and no legs on ealier models) - polished black and ivory finish. "Tone-Emphasizer" (P13) pickup on earlier years, then "Golden-Tone Indox" pickup later on same model.
H70 - Meteor (1958-1966) - Electric hollowbody - Sunburst
Single cutaway 2 pickups, "golden tone" then "double-mustache"- Meteor was H60 with double cutaway and large pickups from 1967. Top were laminated spruce, but it looks like some samples were laminated maple as well. The Meteor was available for left hand players (as H70LH).
H7071 - LP style one pickup (1985) - Electric solid body - Burgundy
Made in Asia (Japan ?). Gibson Les Paul style. Chrome pickup, adjustable neck and bridge, bound neck.
H71 - Meteor (1958-1964) - Electric hollowbody - Blonde
Blonde version of the H70 single cutaway Meteor - produced only untill 1964 - H71 model number was later (1971) used for a different model, with large pickups and Bigsby. Most have a spruce top, but some were made with a maple top.
H71 (1971) - Electric hollowbody - Sunburst
2 large pickups and Bigsby, block inlays, tortoise overlay on head. Hagström adjustable bridge. (H71 model number was previously used for the very different blonde Meteor model). The same model was renumbered H671 in 1972.
H72 (1966-1971) - Electric hollowbody - Burgundy Red
Fender-style headstock, special design "f-holes" - H72V is the model number with Bigsby vibrato tailpiece. 4 ply bindings (wbwb)
H73 - Roy Smeck (1964-1967) - Electric hollowbody - Red
Roy Smeck version of the H74 "half-cutaway" or "neo-cutaway" shape, but with a lower grade body, simple bindings and painted wood. Late models have different pickups with larger housing and black rings. If you buy one from photos, beware that the red appears darker in real life than what we usually see on photos.
H74 - Neo-Cutaway (1961-1967) - Electric hollowbody - Sunburst
Special design "half-cutaway" body, with Bigsby vibrato. Equiped with "Golden-Tone Indox" pickups, with the adjustable polepieces ("double mustache") from 1963.
H75 - 3 pickup (1960-1972) - Electric hollowbody - Sunburst
3 pickups
H76 - 3 pickup with Bigsby (1965-1972) - Electric hollowbody - Sunburst
3 pickups - Same as H75 but with Bigsby vibrato
H77 - 3 pickup (1963-1972) - Electric hollowbody - Redburst
3 pickups - red version of the H75. H78 is the same with a Bigsby vibrato. Some late models have white plastic inserts in f-holes, white knobs, and a Hagstrom bridge.
H78 - 3 pickup (1965-1972) - Electric hollowbody - Redburst
3 pickups - Same as H77 but with Bigsby vibrato
H79 - 12 string electric (1966-1970) - Electric hollowbody - Dark red
12 strings, 2 (different from 6 string) pickups. 6 ply bindings (wbwbwb)
H81 - Electro banjo - 4 string (1954) - Copper bronze
Electrified banjo, wooden top. Later model was red and numbered H82. H281 is the 5 string version. Bridge is made of hardwood with a slice of brown rubber as a saddle !
H81 - Rebel (1968-1971) - Electric hollowbody
1 pickup
H82 - Electro banjo - 4 string (1955-1957) - Red and white
Electrified wooden-top banjo - 1 pickup - 4 strings - H81 model number with bronze color in 1954 catalog, H281/H282 for 5 string versions - Bridge is made of hardwood with a slice of brown rubber as a saddle ! Note : H82 model number was later used for the "Rebel" model guitar.
H82 - Rebel (1968-1971) - Electric hollowbody - Sunburst
2 pickups - Same model renumbered H682 from 1972 - (H82 model number was used previously for the "Electro banjo" in 1956)
H82G - Rebel (1968-1971) - Electric hollowbody - Green burst
2 pickups - sliding controls
H88 - Stratotone Doublet (1954-1957) - Electric solid body - Black
2 pickups - one piece neck/body. Pickups similar to the H44 "Hershey bar", but in a brass enclosure painted in black, with added chrome trim.
H900TL (1940) - Acoustic flatop
All birch, contrasting dark and light fret fields. "Idento" tailpiece (place for your name on a rectangular card)
H902 - Stella sundale (1955-1958) - Acoustic flatop - Pacific blue and white
H903 - Stella Sundale (1955) - Acoustic flatop - Chartreuse and Brown
H904 - Stella Sundale (1955) - Acoustic flatop - Forest Green and Spring Green
H905 - Stella Sundale (1955) - Acoustic flatop - FrenchGray and Sunshine Yellow
H906 - Stella sundale (1955-1957) - Acoustic flatop - French grey and black
H907 - Stella sundale (1955-1958) - Acoustic flatop - Red/white
H909TL (1940) - Acoustic flatop - Brown sunburst
The precise model number in the catalog is F909TL. Crystaline fingerboard (faux perloid). All birch."Idento" tailpiece (place for your name on a rectangular card)
H910 - Stella classic (1959-1971) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
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.
H910TL (1940) - Acoustic flatop - Brown sunburst
The precise model number in the catalog is F910TL, Floral design around soundhole. All birch.Open slotted head. "Idento" tailpiece (place for your name on a rectangular card)
H912 - Stella 12 string (1964-1968) - Acoustic flatop 12 string - Sunburst
12 string "moderately priced" - 12 frets neck - Auditorium size. The 1965 catalog says : "CAUTION : A 12 string guitar should never be tuned up to regular 6-string guitar pitch, to avoid pulling up the top or bowing the neck. Experienced players recommend tuning three, or four half-tones lower." Was later replaced by very similar H913.
H912TL - Musical note (1940) - Acoustic flatop - Natural, stenciled
Faux guardplate stenciled with a musical note design. All birch."Idento" tailpiece (place for your name on a rectangular card)
H913 - Stella 12 string (1969-1971) - Acoustic flatop 12 string - Natural
Very similar to previous model H912 - 12 string / 12 frets neck. "moderately priced" - Auditorium size. The 1969 catalog says "CAUTION : It is best not to tune a 12-string guitar as high as regular 6-string guitar pitch. Experienced players recommend tuning three or four half-tones lower, to avoid strain wich might pull up the guitar top or bow the neck".
H913TL (1940) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
The precise model number in the catalog is F913TL. Open slotted head. All birch."Idento" tailpiece (place for your name on a rectangular card)
H917 - Stella (1940) - Acoustic flatop - Sunburst
Precise model number is FF917 in 1940 catalog. Open slotted head. "Idento" tailpiece (place for your name on a rectangular card)
H918 - Stella (1940-1945) - Acoustic flatop
Open slotted head. "Idento" tailpiece (place for your name on a rectangular card)
H919 - Stella (1940-1941) - Acoustic flatop - Glossy oak
Floral design around soundhole. Open slotted head. "Idento" tailpiece (place for your name on a rectangular card)
H920 - Stella (1940-1942) - Acoustic flatop - Black with faux pickguard
Black with stenciled faux pickguard and fingerboard finished in gold. Open slotted head. "Idento" tailpiece (place for your name on a rectangular card). During wartime, downgraded tuners and wooden tailpiece were used, and head was changed to a plain head.
H922 - Stella 12 string (1940-1964) - Acoustic flatop 12 string - Sunburst
Older "Rounded" body. Precise model number is FF922 in 1940 catalog. Replaced by H912 with new "Grand concert" body shape in 1965. The 1964 catalog says : "CAUTION : A 12 string guitar should never be tuned up to regular 6-string guitar pitch, to avoid pulling up the top or bowing the neck. Experienced players recommend tuning three, or four half-tones lower."
H927 - Stella (1963-1970) - Acoustic flatop - Natural top
Floating bridge and metal tailpiece.
H928 - Stella (1945-1962) - Acoustic flatop - Ivory faux-flame
All birch, floating bridge and metal tailpiece. Ivory finish with faux-flame. Early models had the "Idento" type tailpiece (with a place for a card with your name). (The same H928 model number was used later in 1971 for a different Stella, updated version of the H927).
H928 - Stella (1971) (1971) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
All birch, floating bridge and metal tailpiece. This is the updated version of the H927, with a red stenciled rosette, floral design on pickguard and plastic adjustable bridge. (The same H928 model number was used in the fifties for a different Stella, with an ivory and faux-flame finish).
H929 - Stella (1945-1970) - Acoustic flatop - Sunburst, vertical faux flame
Floating bridge and metal tailpiece. It was a very popular model, and variations were sold under many brand name (Sivertone, Regal, Airline, Fender..). The H929 Stella was also available as 3/4 size and tenor, but each with classic glued bridge. In 1959 a "Hawaiian" model exists, with a square neck, open head and metal bridge, for slide playing. During wartime the metal bridge was replaced with a wooden one. White plastic pickguard from 1961.
H929 3/4 - Stella 3/4 (1957-1970) - Acoustic flatop - Sunburst, vertical faux flame
3/4 sized version of the common H929 Stella. "Pined-style" bridge.
H929TG - Stella tenor (1951-1970) - Acoustic flatop - Sunburst, vertical faux flame
Tenor version of the H929 : 4 strings tuned CGDA - Pin type bridge
H930 - Stella (1951-1962) - Acoustic flatop - Sunburst, horizontal faux flame
All birch, horizontal faux-flame, "Idento" metal tailpiece and painted on pickguard on early years. No more design around soundhole and screwed-on plastic pickguard added from 1960. White striping line added around body last year in 1962. Similar in last years to the long lasting and common H929. (Same H930 model number was used later in 1971, for a different Stella model, updated version of the H929).
H930 - Stella (1971) (1971) - Acoustic flatop - Sunburst, vertical faux flame
All birch, floating bridge and metal tailpiece. This is the 1971 updated version of the H929, with added stenciled rosette around soundhole, floral design on pickguard and adjustable plastic bridge. (H930 model number was used before in the fifties, for a different Stella model with horizontal faux-flame and a painted on pickguard).
H930T - Stella tenor (1971) - Acoustic flatop - Sunburst, horizontal faux flame
Tenor version of the H930 : 4 strings tuned CGDA - Pin type bridge - This is the updated version of the H929T tenor, with added stenciled rosette around soundhole and floral design on pickguard - Some were stamped H929.
H931 - Stella (1964-1966) - Acoustic flatop - Sunburst, horizontal faux flame
Pinless type bridge
H933 - Stella (1967-1970) - Acoustic flatop - Redburst, tiger faux flame
Fender-style headstock - compare to earlier H931
H934 - Stella (1971) - Acoustic flatop - Sunburst, faux flame
Fender-style headstock. This is the updated version of the H933, with added stenciled rosette around soundhole, floral design on pickguard and adjustable bridge.
H937 - Student Nylon Guitar (1969-1971) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
Short scale 24"1/4 - Looks like, but different neck, scale and body from the earlier H910 Stella - first year in 1969
H940 - Stella (1971) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
Similar to H941, H942 - Apart from the model number, very similar to the previous model H940. Natural top, adjustable pin bridge - tortoise pickguard with floral design - Many similar models were produced for Sears under the Silvertone label.
H941 - Stella (1967) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
Similar to H940, H942 - Natural top, pin bridge - Double line pin striping on top edges - Replace the former model H1141 (with nickeled tailpiece). Many similar models were produced for Sears under the Silvertone label
H942 - Renown (1940) - Acoustic archtop - Sunburst - horizontal faux-flame
Metal adjustable bridge - White pickguard with modern black motif
H942 - Stella (1968-1970) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
Similar to H940, H941 - Natural top, pin bridge. Later model has an adjustable bridge and floral design on the pickguard. Many similar models were produced for Sears under the Silvertone label
H943 - Renown (1940) - Acoustic archtop - Sunburst - tiger faux-flame
Metal adjustable bridge - White floral motif on black pickguard
H943 - Stella (1969-1970) - Acoustic flatop - Sunburst
Same as H942 but with two-tone shaded sunburst finish. Many similar models were produced for Sears under the Silvertone label
H944 - Renown (1940) - Acoustic archtop - Sunburst - tiger faux-flame
Metal adjustable bridge - Black pickguard with white edges
H945 - Renown (1937-1940) - Acoustic archtop - Sunburst - vertical faux-flame
Metal adjustable bridge - Black pickguard with modern white motif - (H945 model number was later used on a different "Master" archtop model)
H945 - Master (1954-1971) - Acoustic archtop - Sunburst
Real bindings - all birch body
H950 - Monterey Leader (1938-1972) - Acoustic archtop - Redburst, faux flame
One of the most popular archtop of the sixties - more than 30 years of production time. Early models had a lower fretboard and bridge, and painted white bindings. They have a steel reinforced neck but never had an adjustable trussrod.
H950T - Monterey Tenor - Acoustic archtop - Redburst, faux flame
Tenor version of the "Monterey Leader" H950 - 4 strings tuned CGDA
H951 - Monterey Colorama (1955-1957) - Acoustic archtop - Black with 5 diagonal bars in gold
H952 - Monterey (1944-1945) - Acoustic archtop - Faux-pruce top, sunburst body
H952 model number was used during wartime for a Monterey model, with faux-spruce finish on top. Same model number was used later in mid-fifties for the black and red Colorama Monterey model.
H952 - Monterey Colorama (1955) - Acoustic archtop - Black and red "colorama"
H952 model number was used during wartime for a Monterey model, with faux-spruce finish on top. Same model number was used later in mid-fifties for the black and red Colorama Monterey model.
H953 - Monterey Colorama (1955-1959) - Acoustic archtop - Bronze and green "colorama"
H954 - Broadway (1947-1971) - Acoustic archtop - Red/yellow sunbusrt
A classic harmony archtop, one of the longest production time. They had a "two tone" sunburst (black) first (with fake spruce grain), then later a "three tone" (black/red). They never had a trussrod if we trust the catalogs, but one late sample was seen with a trussrod.
H955 - Broadway (1940-1945) - Acoustic archtop - Sunburst
Early version of the H954 Broadway ? - All birch construction, top grained to ressemble spruce. "Auditorium" size, 8 dots neck. Checkered wood-block marquetry around body top. H955 had not yet the "Broadway" name in the 1940 catalog.
H956 - Montclair (1955-1968) - Acoustic archtop - Black
The black and white acoustic arhtop. Be careful when identifying Montclair models : some important differences, under same name and same model number ! No model had a cutaway, but all models had the "cutaway type" thick white molded pickguard. Evolution : - until 1955 : Two body sizes, 19 frets. H956 "auditorium" (15 3/4) or H956S "Grand Auditorium" (16 5/8). Both have "harmometal" (aluminium) bindings, No trussrod. - 1956 : only H956S "Grand Auditorium" (16 5/8) size was proposed. - 1958 : H956W, "Grand Auditorium" (16 5/8) size with new trussrod neck an 20 frets (one more perloid dot on 15th fret). Still have "Harmometal". - 1959 : H956W, same model but no more harmometal (16 1/2 body), replaced by thick W/B/W plastic bindings. - 1965 to 1968 : later H956 (without suffix, like the older, smaller models), now with block inlays on neck, still has 20 frets.
H958 - Acoustic archtop - Sunburst, tiger faux flame
Pre-war model ?
H961 - Broadway (1940) - Acoustic archtop - Sunburst, marquetry bindings
Early (first ?) version of the Broadway with simple marquetry body bindings - 4 dots neck - "Extra Auditorium" size
H971 - Archtop (1941) - Acoustic archtop - Blonde painted
Blonde painted finish, painted block fret markers, "Idento" tailpiece
H972 - Ridgeway (1940-1943) - Acoustic archtop - Dark walnut sunburst
Prewar low cost model - Grained to ressemble striped mahogany - "Idento" nameplate tailpiece
H973 - Ridgeway (1940-1942) - Acoustic archtop - Light nut - brown
Prewar low cost model - white pickguard
H974 - Ridgeway (1940-1945) - Acoustic archtop - Sunburst, painted tiger flame
Early fourties low cost model - Grained to ressemble curly maple - "Idento" nameplate tailpiece. From a 1943 model, stamped H974 but a bit different, it looks like the H974 was the ancestor of the very popular H1215 Archtone.
H979 - Ridgeway (1940) - Acoustic archtop - Rosewood Sunburst
Prewar low cost model - Stenciled white block position markers - White pickguard
H989 - Monterey (1942) - Acoustic archtop - Natural with faux flame
H996 - Monterey (1944-1951) - Acoustic archtop - Sunburst
Auditorium size. Spruce top, maple body. Finish described as "Cremona brown 'spotlight' finish".
Nevada (1939) - Acoustic flatop - Sunburst with faux flame

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