"Paul - I posted a lot of photos of my Harmony at the Egmond group here at this site (Feb, 2011). I thought my guitar could be an Egmond, but later, after taking her to a world-known dealer in acoustic vintage instruments in SLC, Utah, I was told…"
"A series of numbers were stamped on the wood inside that reads 2972 J977, and that is all. Unless there's something on the inside of the top, there are no other markings inside the guitar. I will have to dig out my telescoping…"
"I don't think there is anything unusual about a manufacturer having several different lines of instruments. It sort of like General Motors. At some point, it becomes beneficial to make a couple brands that appear to compete with…"
"I am happy to judge the Johnson - and any other "guitar" which features something called white wood in its construction - what is that, anyway? A bunch of wood pulp bleached white and pressed into shape? ;-)"
"I think the term "stencil" began with pianos. (Where an actual stencil was used to determine the brand name.) It has also been used with band instruments. A good example is the Silvertone line offered by Sears. They…"