Dating my guild guitar
Along with manufactures like Kay and Regal, Harmony supplied a lot of instruments over the years.
I have had many other type of instruments made by Harmony.
What is known about one of the most prolific manufactures of guitars in this country?
There has been a lot written about the Harmony Guitar Company, but there isn't a lot of information on these guitars. Many a guitar student started on one of their student instruments.
I remember playing that little "O'" style guitar, jamming on a California beach.
I was always impressed by how it was able to project and carry a tune, given the circumstances. The Harmony name was a registered Trademark # 627412.
The last new (old stock) American made acoustic finally was sold around 1980.
This was after I borrowed it to travel across country.
Harmony was one of the largest manufactures of musical instruments.The general quality of Harmony instruments was lacking the attention to detail that the more expensive guitar makers were able to achieve.They would ultimately slop glue all over the inside and do other things to reflect the fact that they were mass-produced.After all, they were making an average of 1000 instruments per day, during this period. The detailing on the headstock on the Patrician went from an ornate red, white and blue to a simpler plain graphic.The earlier guitars had some inlay on the headstock, while later it appears most decoration was stenciled.