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Harmony H54 Guitar and H305A Amp Set, 1960

Harmony H54 Guitar and H305A Amp Set, 1960

Here we’re looking at something relatively rare – a Harmony guitar and amp set purchased together around 1960, and from their condition, it looks like they were quickly put away. These two pieces, especially the Harmony H54 guitar, are among the cleanest we’ve seen from that period. The nitrocellulose lacquer finish on Harmony guitars from the 1950s and 1960s was thin, and easily damaged with normal use.

Vintage
Price: $2150 CAD
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Espanada H63 Archtop Electric by Harmony, Black, 1960

Espanada H63 Archtop Electric by Harmony, Black, 1960

The Espanada H63, a full size hollowbody archtop electric, was built by Harmony from 1955 until 1964 and during the 1950s carried distinctive ‘Harmometal’ aluminum binding.At its peak, Harmony – based in Chicago, Illinois – was the largest musical instrument builder in the USA, which by default made them the largest in the world.

Vintage
Price: $999.99 CAD
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SS Stewart Flat Top Acoustic Guitar Sunburst, 1932

SS Stewart Flat Top Acoustic Guitar Sunburst, 1932

Built around 1932, this SS Stewart flat top acoustic guitar was one of thousands made in Chicago as players moved away from banjos and towards guitars. The venerable SS Stewart brand started before the turn of the century as a premiere banjo maker. Following Stewart’s death, the brand changed hands and by the 1930s was built by Chicago Musical Instruments, who also made Harmony and Kay guitars.

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Price: $1150 CAD
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‼️ REDUCED‼️ Larson Brothers Maurer 551 Steel String Guitar, late 1920s

‼️ REDUCED‼️ Larson Brothers Maurer 551 Steel String Guitar, late 1920s

This Larson Brothers Maurer 551 dates to the late 1920s and uses an Auditorium sized body, 15 inches wide. As was often the case in the period, there is no serial number and records are scarce, so it is difficult to date exactly. The top is Spruce, the back and sides are Brazilian Rosewood, with a number of old repairs to both. The neck is mahogany, with Ebony used for the fingerboard and bridge. The scale length is a modern 25.6 inches, and the nut width a fairly wide 1.9 inches. The finish base is original but there are a number of touchups and some overspray.

Vintage
Price: $7999.00 CAD
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Parker Fly Mojo Solidbody Electric Guitar Black 2009

Parker Fly Mojo Solidbody Electric Guitar Black 2009

The Parker Fly Mojo is a bolt-on neck version of the 1993 Parker Fly, using carbon fibre on wood and humbucking pickups paired with active piezo bridge elements. Founded in 1993, the Parker company and its designs are the result of a collaboration in New York between luthier Ken Parker and Larry Fishman, who has done an enormous amount of solid work in advancing piezo transducer technology. Fishman currently holds over 30 patents in that area. In 2004, the company

Used
Price: $1599 CAD
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❌ SOLD ❌ Supro / Valco Coronado Arched Top Guitar, 1961

❌ SOLD ❌ Supro / Valco Coronado Arched Top Guitar, 1961

The Supro / Valco Coronado was one of a large number of models built in the early 1960’s by Valco under the Supro and National names, along with many other brands not owned by Valco. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois due to that city’s central location for manufacturing and distribution, Valco was the heir to the National and Dobro companies. They made musical instruments and amplifiers for many other companies including catalog giants and Gretsch, until the company’s demise around 1967.

Vintage
Price: $2150 CAD

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