Harmony guitar dating
Below: If your first electric guitar was in the 1960’s, there is a good chance it was a Teisco. The Teisco Del Ray was perhaps the most popular student guitar from the 1960’s. It was recently re-issued through the Eastwood Custom Shop. Hagstrom made some wonderful guitars with exceptionally fast necks.
No wonder guitars became so popular in the sixties, would you rather be playing a Teisco Del Ray or an accordion? The Regent is from Canada, the name Regent was a Canadian label for GUYATONE. Next to it is an inexpensive Prestige Mosrite copy. The greenburst is a Kawai and then a single pickup version of the Domino Baron.
Other than that, look under the pickguard of pickups.
Some have a label on the inside of the hollow body electrics that have the serial number.
EKO was at the forefront, and within 2 years they were shipping over 10,000 electric guitars to USA per year.
For most North American kids, including myself, their first guitar was an EKO or some Japanese import. these were all too expensive for our parents to buy for us.
The original Harmony models were made in Chicago, Illinois.
Next to that is a nice Silvertone Mosrite with slider controls. Then two sweet GOYA Rangemasters and a wacky Galanti. Next is one of my current favorites, a 6-string Espana Viola shaped guitar. This guitar was also made at the VOX factory, and shares all the same parts and finish ast the 335 style Espana pictured way up above. Next, a MINT 60’s Airline Barney Kessel featuring the very cool “Kleenex Box” pickups, another current Custom Shop Reissue. This is exactly the same as the Univox, but was imported to Canada under the brand Raven.
You can see the inspiration for the Sidejack Series in many of these guitars. Then, a 9.5 Silvertone Mosrite and a VERY odd and curious guitar labeled CONTESSA.
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shiny black finish with metallic speckles and white trim. A good source for accurate appraisal is the Blue Book of Guitar Values.
It is a popular vintage guitar now in rock and country videos . Serial numbers are harder to find on electric models.