Harmony is back??!

Pete Galati

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Harmony was a junk brand as long as I remember. I'm not sure why people get excited about the name being brought back.
 

Kalalau Hiker

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If anyone has any old garbage Harmonies they want to get rid of ... especially the Stratotones, and other models like the Silhouette ...with those complete crap DeArmond pickups, the precursors to P 90s... that David Lindley, Ry Cooder, Duke Robillard, and Marc Ribot love ...

I'd be glad to take that crap off your hands.. forget the garage sale ... I'll be right over! ;)
 

esoteric pete

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If anyone has any old garbage Harmonies they want to get rid of ... especially the Stratotones, and other models like the Silhouette ...with those complete crap DeArmond pickups, the precursors to P 90s... that David Lindley, Ry Cooder, Duke Robillard, and Marc Ribot love ...

I'd be glad to take that crap off your hands.. forget the garage sale ... I'll be right over! ;)


yup. same here.

hey, if you get enough of them, then you can GIVE me your bent top!
 

minorseventh

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If anyone has any old garbage Harmonies they want to get rid of ... especially the Stratotones, and other models like the Silhouette ...with those complete crap DeArmond pickups, the precursors to P 90s... that David Lindley, Ry Cooder, Duke Robillard, and Marc Ribot love ...

I'd be glad to take that crap off your hands.. forget the garage sale ... I'll be right over! ;)


well said!!

i just put one of those crappy Rowe Mfg. gold foils in the neck of my highway 1 tele. its smooth and creamy with a hint of growl.. whats not to hate?!
 

minorseventh

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better snatch the old ones up quick before prices go sky high.

thats basically what happened with the supros, airlines, national maps etc. as soon as eastwood started cloning them. i like them alot, but theres no way any resoglass guitar is worth 2500 bucks.

and silvertones?? even more ridiculous.
 

RDM

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Holy crap....a Ritchie Valens model? That's rad! I'm so getting one. POS or not. All Fender would have to do is release a Buddy Holly sig Strat, and I'd be set.
 

Pete Galati

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Holy crap....a Ritchie Valens model? That's rad! I'm so getting one. POS or not. All Fender would have to do is release a Buddy Holly sig Strat, and I'd be set.

I imagine Harmony's will be built in China or Korea, and be better than the low end guitars we were buying in the '60s and '70s.

It's hard to say if Buddy Holly's estate would allow FMIC to make a Buddy Holly model. I think it'd sell extremely well if they did. But to do it right, it wouldn't be an inexpensive guitar.
 

RDM

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I imagine Harmony's will be built in China or Korea, and be better than the low end guitars we were buying in the '60s and '70s.

It's hard to say if Buddy Holly's estate would allow FMIC to make a Buddy Holly model. I think it'd sell extremely well if they did. But to do it right, it wouldn't be an inexpensive guitar.

You think so? I know you can get away with just a 2 color burst 50's strat. I thought everything was just stock. It would be cool to have his glasses on the neckplate, like the EJ guy on the EJ strat.

I think I'd like to get one just for novelty sake. It would be cool to bust a Ritchie Valens guitar out on stage. Would probably need replacement tuners and nut. Typical stuff.
 

jtm622

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Seriously? I've been holding out for a "Chet Atkins" Signature model from Harmony for years... or maybe even a "Joe Maphis" Signature Model from Harmony... Jeez - I'd even take a "Gene Autry" Signature model from Harmony... anything but that "Howdy Doody" Signature model...
I just can't help but wonder why Harmony could not find any serious players to lend their name to any Harmony Guitar???
NO WAIT... my first guitar was a Harmony... I think I remember why now...

P.S. - Gotta run; I'm headed up to the attic to see if I still have that old clunker up there to trade for that R9...
 

Pete Galati

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You think so? I know you can get away with just a 2 color burst 50's strat. I thought everything was just stock. It would be cool to have his glasses on the neckplate, like the EJ guy on the EJ strat.

Hardware was better back then, and they still handwound pickups. I guess it'd depend on how compulsive the customers were though.

Good case candy would be a pair of horn rim glasses!

I think I'd like to get one just for novelty sake. It would be cool to bust a Ritchie Valens guitar out on stage. Would probably need replacement tuners and nut. Typical stuff.

There won't be no tuttie fruiti!

I wonder if they'r edoing this guitar:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cU7EKsZqUZQ
 

wedgehed

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Seriously? I've been holding out for a "Chet Atkins" Signature model from Harmony for years... or maybe even a "Joe Maphis" Signature Model from Harmony... Jeez - I'd even take a "Gene Autry" Signature model from Harmony... anything but that "Howdy Doody" Signature model...
I just can't help but wonder why Harmony could not find any serious players to lend their name to any Harmony Guitar???
NO WAIT... my first guitar was a Harmony... I think I remember why now...

P.S. - Gotta run; I'm headed up to the attic to see if I still have that old clunker up there to trade for that R9...



Signature models mean nothing. Barney Kessel's name was on several Kay models as well as Airline. I doubt if he ever laid hands on one. He also had an endorsement deal with Gibson, yet scratched their name off the headstock of his guitar.

Chet Atkins endorsed Gibson even though he preferred to play his old Gretsch guitars.

Harmony cranked out more than their fair share of crap, but also managed to produce some models that are still a pleasure to play.
 




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