VTG SALES & RESTORATIONS ARCHIVE - ACOUSTIC BLUES/AMERICANA VINTAGE 3/4 SIZE/TERZ GUITARS - USA HARMONY, STELLA & OTHER USA-MADE TERZ GUITARS FROM 1920S TO 1960S.
Brief details of previously sold Harmony Terz guitars - please see "Inventory: Restorations Available to Pre-Order" pages for any similar guitars currently "In the Workshop", or contact me.
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Intro
I sell these superb little 3/4 size guitars as often as I can, both the all solid Spruce & Mahogany H162 & the all solid Birch Stella H929 3/4, but they are scarce and not easy to get hold off. The selection here also includes a similar but older Birch Harmony from 1930s, and earlier Lyon & Healy/Washburn from the '20s - all real Gems, as there are definitely very scarce! A previous buyer of a Stella 3/4 said - "It's brilliant; I'm completely in love with it. I had bought it for use around the house but I'm now wondering whether I can turn it into a gigging guitar."

These Terz Guitars are the 3/4 versions - the little brothers! - of a couple of my favourite guitars, the Harmony H162 & the Stella H929, both in production continuously for 25 - 30 years, up to around 1970. They are very similar in dimensions to the iconic Martin Terz Guitars, and therefore equally suitable for that unique sounding Raised Third/Terz "G" Tuning, or other raised tunings. These are serious guitars, despite their small size, not toys in any sense, and I have sold as many as I can get hold of for some years now.

I sell these superb little guitars as often as I can, but they are scarce and not easy to get hold off.

This is the 3/4 version - the little brother! - of the famous Stella H929, the full size version having been in production continuously for a full quarter of a century, from 1945 to 1970. It is very similar in dimensions to the iconic Martin Terz Guitars, and therefore equally suitable for that unique sounding Raised Third/Terz "G" Tuning, or other raised tunings. These are serious guitars, despite their small size, not toys in any sense, and I have sold as many as I can get hold of over the last 5 years or so, including the same size 3/4 version of another ultra long-running Harmony Spruce and Mahogany model, the H162.
Description
Here are some, not all, of the Harmony made Three-Quarter/Terz Guitars I have sold in recent times - in some cases other examples of the same models may be currently available, or at least "in the workshop". Please enquire for current availability, prices and further details.

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PRE-2012 SALES:
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*** SOLD *** HARMONY H162 USA VINTAGE 1965 ALL SOLID SPRUCE & MAHOGANY 3/4 SCALE/TERZ BLUES GUITAR - 21.5" Scale Ladder Braced - Great Condition Sound & Play, plus Raised G tuning option, All Original - ** See Embedded Video below! - Photo #5.

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2012 SALES:
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*** SOLD *** HARMONY H1004 USA VINTAGE 1940s STELLA TYPE BIRCH 3/4 SIZE BLUES OR TERZ GUITAR - Very Rare Wartime Model Standard or Terz Tuning Options All Solid Woods Ladder Braced Excellent Condition - VTG1332 - Photo #6.

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*** SOLD *** HARMONY H150 USA VINTAGE 1960s ALL SOLID BIRCH 3/4 OR SHORT SCALE/TERZ BLUES GUITAR - 21.5" Scale Ladder Braced Great Condition Sound & Play, plus Raised G tuning option, original except for the new Rosewood pin bridge I purpose made as part of the restoration - VTG1355 - Photo #2.

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*** SOLD *** HARMONY STELLA H929 3/4 USA VINTAGE 1963 ALL SOLID BIRCH TERZ SIZE BLUES GUITAR - 21.5" Scale Ladder Braced Great Condition Sound & Play, plus Raised G tuning option, all original except I purpose made and fitted a new Ebony nut, and restoration also included re-fitting the bridge - to well-known Producer and DJ in London - VTG1373 - Photo #3.

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2013 SALES:
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*** SOLD *** HARMONY STELLA H929 3/4 USA VINTAGE 1965 ALL SOLID BIRCH TERZ SIZE BLUES GUITAR - 21.5" Scale Ladder Braced Great Condition Sound & Play, plus Raised G tuning option, all original, restoration included re-fixing the bridge, slightly adjusting to correct position - VTG1424 - 130714 - Photo #1.

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2014 SALES:
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*** SOLD ON PRE-ORDER! *** HARMONY STELLA H929 3/4 USA VINTAGE 1969 ALL SOLID BIRCH TERZ SIZE BLUES GUITAR - 21.5" Scale Ladder Braced Great Condition Sound & Play, Raised G tuning option, renovation included levelling/re-fretting/re-colouring the fingerboard, purpose making and fitting replacement Rosewood pin bridge & bone saddle, which permitted fitting u/saddle pickup for live work for gigging buyer in Belgium - VTG1379 - 131206 - Photo #4.

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2016 SALES:
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*** SOLD ON PRE-ORDER! *** HARMONY H162 3/4 USA VINTAGE 1966 ALL SOLID SPRUCE & MAHOGANY TERZ/THREE-QUARTER SIZE BLUES GUITAR -
21.5" Scale Ladder Braced Great Condition Sound & Play, plus Raised G tuning option, Restoration included re-levelling/re-fretting fingerboard, bridge reset & minor crack repairs - to buyer in London, who has since pre-ordered a 1930s Parlor - "It's arrived Bob. It's beautiful and inspiring. Thank you very much."....and later...."It's absolutely terrific. Haven't been able to stop playing it all evening." - VTG1485 - 160706 - Photo #7.

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*** SOLD *** *** HARMONY STELLA H929 3/4 USA VINTAGE 1965 ALL SOLID BIRCH TERZ/THREE-QUARTER SIZE ACOUSTIC BLUES GUITAR - 21.5" Scale, Ladder Braced, Great Condition, Sound & Play, plus Raised G tuning option. Professional restoration completed, incl. back panel removal/refix, in order to complete internal repairs to re-secure braces, and in fact make/fit one replacement top brace, original glued & factory bolted, fretwire saddle bridge has been reset/re-glued, stained Maple fingerboard has been re-levelled, re-coloured & re-fretted, with original nut reset - VTG1452 - 161205 - same model as Photos #1 & #4.

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*** SOLD *** HARMONY STELLA H929 3/4 USA VINTAGE 1965 ALL SOLID BIRCH TERZ/THREE-QUARTER SIZE ACOUSTIC BLUES GUITAR - 21.5" Scale, Ladder Braced, Great Condition, Sound & Play, plus Raised G tuning option - Prof. Restored & Sold to buyer in Norfolk! - VTG1452 - same model as Photos #1 & #4.

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2018 SALES:
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*** SOLD *** LYON & HEALY/WASHBURN-TYPE USA VINTAGE 1920s BLUES TERZ/THREE-QUARTER SIZE 21.75" SCALE GUITAR - Ladder Braced Great Condition Sound & Play, plus Raised G tuning option, Professional Restoration - One of those star restorations you always remember - Pre-ordered, completed & delivered to buyer in N.Ireland - Feedback ""Hi Bob - Guitar arrived safe and sound - unpacked - tuned ........and what I can I say ...it is superb!! Perfect setup for Blues and Ragtime fingerpicking. Feels great -looks great- sounds great!!!......a beautiful restoration. Many thanks for a very fine job. Kind regards"...and more praise following periodically since! - VTG1474 - 181001 - Photo #8.

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**** DIMENSIONS ****
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A Superb Sounding late 1960s 3/4 Blues Guitar Of Great Character - do not be deterred by it's diminutive stature this is a serious guitar, and no toy! Nevertheless do please check out the description and photos, so that you are fully aware of the size of the guitar.

Sometimes the full-size Harmony Stella guitars are mistakenly described as three-quarter size. In order to illustrate the comparative size of the trus 3/4-size or Terz model, I have included a photo alongside "big brother" - the full size equivalent, in this case a Stella H931. The dimension comparison for the two models is:-

3/4 Model:- Overall Length - 32.5"/82.5mm. - Overall Width/Lower Bout - 11.25"/28.5mm. - Upper Bout - 8.5"/21cm. - Body Length - 15.75"/40cm. - Body Depth Front - 2.6"/7.2cm. - Body Depth Rear - 3.375"/8.6cm. - Scale - 21.5"/546mm. - Nut Width - 1.625"/41mm.

4/4 Model:- Overall Length - 36.25"/92.5mm. - Overall Width/Lower Bout - 13.25"/33.5mm. - Upper Bout - 9.5"/24.2cm. - Body Length - 17.75"/45cm. - Body Depth Front - 3.25"/8.3cm. - Body Depth Rear - 3.625"/9.25cm. - Scale - 24.25"/615mm. - Nut Width - 1.75"/44.5mm.

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**** YOUTUBE ****
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I have embedded a YouTube clip by top-flight American Guitarist James Ralston, a nd you ca n also look on YouTube for a clip entitled "Harmony 3/4 Parlor Guitar" by "Bravedog66".

For further interest I have included as the second Useful Link another YouTube clip, this time by "imdrs" of a Martin 5-18 Terz Guitar, of the type referred to in the main description, but with the added twist that it is being played in "Nashville" or "Hi-strung" tuning.
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Useful links
Harmony Guitars Database - Stella H929 3/4 Guitar
Martin 5-18 Terz Guitar in Nashville Tuning
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