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H802
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sovereign

19 Harmony models

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.
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.
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)
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)
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.
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 - 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
H1270 - Sovereign jumbo 12 string (1964-1971) - Acoustic flatop 12 string - Natural
12 string version of the Sovereign H1260 "jumbo". 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".
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.
H182 - Sovereign (1971) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
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.
H6303 - Sovereign (1972) - Acoustic flatop - Natural
Late version of the H1203
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.
H650 - Sovereign with neck pickup - Acoustic flatop
Pickup at the end of the fretboard. Newer version of the H55 ?
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.
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.

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