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Harmony Guitars - "The People's Guitar"

A group for anyone and everyone who started on or owned a Harmony Guitar...and for those of us who still do!

Members: 35
Latest Activity: Nov 6, 2013

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I learned on a Harmony Jamboree...

It was a hand me down from my mothers boyfriend. He left it at our house to go to Europe & when he came back, he said keep the guitar. I already played better than he did. NOT likely true but I…Continue

Started by Ginger Aug 1, 2013.

1967 Silvertone (by Harmony) reclaim 4 Replies

Photo #1 is the wreck that my first acoustic, a 1967 Silvertone (by Harmony) had become over the past 40+ years.Photo #2 is the newly and beautifully reconditioned guitar that i'd had since high…Continue

Started by Jud Hair. Last reply by Jud Hair Dec 28, 2012.

soundhole pickup for harmony sovereign h1260 2 Replies

Hello everybody!I have a harmony sovereign H1260 that i want to fit with a magnetic soundhole pickup, but the lr baggs M1 that I usually use is to wide.Can any of you good people suggest a pickup…Continue

Started by Terji Messell. Last reply by Terji Messell Oct 30, 2012.

HARMONY ARCHTOP MODEL NUMBER H 710 8 Replies

HI  i bought this old harmony archtop at a auction for 52.00 i been lookin for info on it went to numerous sites the only thing i can fin with these numbers is this…Continue

Started by john m. Last reply by Michael S. Jackson Mar 14, 2011.

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Comment by Edward Sparks on December 20, 2010 at 2:52pm
I think you hit the nail on the head there Jim...but, of course there are no nails in a guitar! Edward
Comment by Jim Rives on December 20, 2010 at 2:41pm

Just ordered the magazine back issue... must have it.  The Sovereign sound might have had something to do with its use.  My theory is that the good sound is created by a combination of (1) ladder bracing, (2) one-piece mahogany back, (3) slightly unusual shape, and (3) the big, solid mahogany neck.

Comment by Edward Sparks on December 20, 2010 at 1:40pm

Possibly it was their "road" guitars that saw some stage time...possibly it was what they learned on and therefore felt more comfortable playing on stage in the early days when they might have been a bit nervous!  Whatever the reason, it's cool that they owned and played them and that we still own and play them!  Edward

Comment by Patrick H. Dubreuil on December 20, 2010 at 1:02pm

I got that issue with Jimmy Paige holding the Harmony,  What surprised me was the reaction the author of the article. He saw the guitar in utter amazement.  I am by no means a journalist, but my first question would have been, Why!  Of all of the super expensive guitars out there, (you know the over priced Gibsons, Martins, etc.) at the time of the recording, why was that harmony better than anything that Led Zeppelin could have afforded at the time.

Comment by Edward Sparks on December 19, 2010 at 9:20am

Here he is playing it back in the day!

 

Comment by Edward Sparks on December 19, 2010 at 9:09am
Jim, that magazine came out only about two months ago...I was shocked too, not that he played one back when, as I am finding out that a lot of them did, but that he would choose it to hold up for a magazine cover shot now! He must have loved it...as I do mine! Pretty cool, huh? Edward
Comment by Jim Rives on December 19, 2010 at 7:11am

Edward - What was the date of the magazine with Jimmy Page on the cover?  I can't believe he's still sporting a Sovereign... I hope the value of my H1260 doesn't get TOO high.

Comment by Kerry Spitzer on December 19, 2010 at 6:29am

I started out on a beautiful 3 pickup 335 style electric.Years later I scored a really sweet sounding Sovreign I used until someone broke the headstock while I was on the road. By the time I got around to having it fixed it had been tossed. What a waste! I still browse Ebay for one

Comment by Edward Sparks on November 9, 2010 at 2:35pm
How about this "new-fangled" 'lectric pickup for a Harmony...

Comment by Edward Sparks on November 9, 2010 at 2:34pm
Check out these two magazine covers! harmony Sovereigns, also like mine! I wonder if that's the same Harmony Jimmy Page is holding on both covers...old and new! Edward


 

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