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HOME: HARMONY STELLA GUITARS - CHICAGO, USA MADE, 1940S TO 1970S, ALL SOLID BIRCH, LADDER BRACED, 6-STRING PARLOR & TERZ/3-4 SIZE, 12-STRING, TENOR 4-STRING & MANDOLINS.
Made after Harmony acquired Stella name & other assets of failed Oscar Schmidt Co. in 1939. Includes identical construction models with Store/Mail Order company brand names including Silvertone, Airline, Regal & others.
HOME: HARMONY USA GUITARS - CHICAGO-MADE, 1930S TO 1970S, ALL SOLID BIRCH, SPRUCE/MAHOGANY 6-STRING PARLOR, FLATTOP, ARCHTOP & TERZ/3-4 SIZE, TENOR/4-STRING, 12-STRING & MANDOLINS.
Including Supertone, Monterey, Master, Monterey, Broadway, Cremona, Hollywood, Archtone, Sovereign, H1203 (Mance Lipscomb), Sovereign H1260/H1270 (Townsend, Page et al.), H162 & H165 (Lighnin' Hopkins) models, etc.
HOME: KAY & OTHER USA GUITARS - MADE IN CHICAGO & OTHER CENTRES, 1920S TO 1960S, BIRCH, SPRUCE/MAHOGANY 6-STRING PARLOR, FLATTOP, ARCHTOP & TENOR/4-STRING ACOUSTICS & MANDOLINS.
In addition to Kay, and Kay-made brands like Old Kraftsman, includes many other iconic USA brand names including Lyon & Healy, PMICo/Collegiate (Oscar Schmidt?), Bronson, Oahu, Regal, Carl Fischer, Playtime, S S Stewart, etc.
HOME: STEEL-STRING FLATTOP 6 & 12-STRING, RESONATOR, MANDOLIN & CLASSICAL ACOUSTIC/ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC, 1960S TO PRESENT DAY - BRITISH LUTHIER MADE, MIJ & OTHER QUALITY INSTRUMENTS.
Eclectic mix of guitars reflecting partly my own preferences, from blues through to classical, and from quality mass-produced, such as Yamaha & Ozark, to the individually luthier-built, including Petersen, Rob Armstrong & Colin Keefe.
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Although I say that my main interest is acoustic guitars, I do like & get involved with many electrics, so again a mix of quality mass-produced & luthier-built, including Washburn, Yamaha, CMI, CSL, Fender Squier, Eastman & Keefe.