This is the same style and design as the Harmony Stella Mandolin. Item 2024 This item has been sold. I do not know anything about this ukulele. I will check back to see if any of you have added any more information and add any as I find it. S- summer 72- year of manufacture A- afternoon shift Rather bizarre catalog method, but that's how they did it. It's very easy to play and quite mellow sounding.
I understand the thing is rather large. He did a great job and set it up professionally. They made many types of stringed instruments, including ukuleles, acoustic and electric guitars, and violins. That automatically dates the Harmony Monterey's. It really looks fancy and was top of the Harmony line. It also has a nice pickguard with Harmony on it also.
From a cursory Google search, it appears that it was a mid-price line, decently made. In 1916, the Sears, Roebuck Company purchased Harmony and appointed Jay Kraus as vice-president. Later in the decade, Feb. I will check back to see if any of you have added any more information and add any as I find it. There is also a number 29 in quite large print.
It will make a good practice mando to go with my Gibson F5. It also has a nice pickguard with Harmony on it also. Now this Old Mandolin is beautiful and vintage so it is sold as-is no returns, but it will not disappoint the lucky new owner! If I come up with anything I'll send you a note. Many of the instrument amplifiers badged with the Harmony name were manufactured by Sound Projects Company of Cicero, Illinois. To see Pics and more info go to: I have been hand Picking Vintage Guitars for my customers for over 15 years now. This one is set up great.
It is sunburst finished and has inlays in the neck instead of the normal dot. It looked like most others of that name that I've seen. Due to location, Chicago became the supplier of goods for the Heartland of America. If I come up with anything I'll send you a note. This cool Harmony Mandolin has whisper low action that is such a joy to play.
Just type Harmony Baroque Mandolin into your search and it should come up. The Euterpe and Troubadours were offered until 1899. You could easily tell whether the top is solid by looking at the edge of the sound holes. That number with the H in the middle isn't a serial number, it's a model number. It plays good, and has an excellent sound.
. From research on the internet, I believe it is from 1973. I am not 100% sure whether it is solid wood. At Lawman Guitars we specialize in buying and selling vintage and rare guitars. Unidentified Barclay bass similar to Harmony H25 bass. The customer is responsible for all taxes and duty, which may be collected upon delivery. Harmony guitars on the lower end, Schmidt guitars had the upper end.
It is sort of a copy of and F-5, but it has a cutaway on the top and bottom. We do our best to describe all items with honesty and accuracy but to be sure, please contact us with any questions or concerns prior to bidding or buying. One very small grain crack on the top near the upper waist is the only flaw. These were the days way before the Internet, eBay and Reverb. Mandolins had position markers at the 10th fret. Lots of loose ends here, but some good info.
Pickups for almost all Harmony electric guitars and basses were manufactured by in Toledo, Ohio, from the mid 1940s until the closure of Harmony in the mid 1970s. Some pickups were used on a number of different instruments, but some others were used on one instrument only. Schultz, a mechanic, came to Chicago and got work at the Knapp Drum Company. I hope that this is helpful in your search for information on your mandos. It also has a nice pickguard with Harmony on it also. The mandolin is in good condition for its age. It is a double cutaway, has 2 F holes and a gold colored pickup, It also has a black plastic pick guard.
The neck is straight with the heel tight to the body. It is sort of a copy of and F-5, but it has a cutaway on the top and bottom. It is sunburst finished and has inlays in the neck instead of the normal dot. Harmony didn't use serial numbers. There is a very tiny nick on the back side of the instrument. It really looks fancy and was top of the Harmony line.