Harmony guitar dating
Ergo, once you have this your best bet (to get an acturate estimate as to it's fair market value) is to go to Barnes & Nobles or another good book store and look it up in the "Blue Book for Electric Guitars" latest edition, check the copywrite date. Year of manufacture could be on the base of the neck or coded within the guitar's serial number.
This will give you a good fair market value for your guitar based upon it's condition. If not, you'll have to contact the manufacturer with the serial number to get the year of manufacture. use the below link to find a dealer nearest to you and use that dealer as your medium to get your questions answered by Harmony. an electric guitar?
The number of baby boomers who started guitar lessons on a Harmony student guitar was great. Most of the guitars I see appear to be from the sixties.
Sears, who owned the Harmony Company, made these guitars available to their customers under the Silvertone Label.
The serial number is in it but i cant find the year it was made or the value of it anywhere! Everything seems to be original except the pick guard Dear Guest: You have the Make, Model Number, and Serial Number, all you really need now is the year of manufacture.
And on a scale of one to ten its at least an 8 on its conditon!
The Stella guitar was great for playing Kurt Cobain of Nirvana played an acoustic Stella guitar on the recording of the song Polly from the Nevermind album. Harmony bought the Stella name in 1939 and continued to make them as a low-end student guitar.
Stella was acquired by the Harmony Company in nineteen thirty nine, and the brand was dissolved in the 70s. Using the Stella registered trademark, they marketed these student guitars for the masses.
Second, Westheimer, which succeeded to the rights of Harmony Industries, could not rely on rights dating back to 2000 when the mark was used by a purported licensee.It is hard to imagine today, but in the early 1960’s having an electric guitar in your home was rare.In fact, it was likely that your parents were steering you in the direction of accordion lessons. The Beatles – and of course others – stopped all that.The resulting gold rush yielded a number of strange bedfellows, with many guitar companies owned by conglomerates that may or may not have a clue about making and marketing guitars.
Most came down on the latter side: CBS (TV) bought Fender, Seeburg (jukeboxes) bought Kay, Norlin (beer, etc.) bought Gibson, Avnet (hotels? It was amid this corporate feeding frenzy that Baldwin guitars were born, the result of a collision between the quest for guitars and the fortunes of Burns guitars of London.
Yours was made in 1969 I believe, and the value is; Excellent Condition: 0.00 to 0.00 USD Average Condition: 0.00 to 5.00 USDSince the last update, back over 2 years ago I have purchased reference materials to assist our Members and Guests with identifying and valuing their instruments.