H1 H1141 H1203 H1213 H1214 H1215 H1260 H1265 H1266 H1310 H1311 H1325 H1327 H14 H1407 H1414 H1415 H1456 H1457 H15 H15V H162 H165 H16B H16R H16W H17 H173 H174 H19 H22 H22/1 H27 H37 H38 H39 H41 H42 H44 H45 H46 H47 H48 H49 H50 H51 H53 H53/1 H54 H54/1 H55 H56 H56/1 H57 H58 H59 H59/1 H60 H62 H63 H64 H65 H66 H68 H7 H70 H71 H72 H73 H74 H75 H76 H77 H78 H79 H802 H81 H82 H82G H88 H929 H945 H950 H954 H956 - If you're a buyer, the value is the max price you are ready to pay to have it.
Either they re-used a back prepared for the previous batch, two years before on the line, or they mistakenly used a 1961 stamp in 1963.
It looks like Harmony serial and date stamps were meant to manage the different parts and instruments on the production line, not to be used as reference by collectors 50 years later... - My brother has a Harmony Meteor in great shape but the the serial number is 84H8448. Do you think someone added the Meteor Label on the Headstock? - These stamped numbers inside Harmony made guitars were not intended as real serial numbers.
Outside of a completed transaction, value has no meaning, so please do not ask me to value your guitar. Harmony instruments were produced on an industrial scale.
Even the less common models can't be considered "rare".
These are supposedly the manufacture date of the electrical harness or pickguard assembly, by Rowe Industries, but should give a close guess to the year of production of the guitar itself.
- I have a Harmony Rocket that is labeled as a H56. All pictures that we have seen have identified it as a H54.Its very weird and I'm wondering if there was ever any rumors of misprints in the serial numbers. - Yes, it's definitely not rare to see "misprints" serial stamps inside Harmony guitars, between similar models.They were made on the same assembly line at the factory, and of course the body was the same before routing the holes.I believe the "F'" and "S" may have stood for first and second half of the year." Photo below : this H22 bass is from 1964 Photo below : this flat top guitar is from 1957.There is some variation in theses date stamps, (in an oval box on some pre-war models), but usually all guitars had one. Date from pickups On electric guitars with "De Armond" pickups, you should be able to find a precise date stamped on the back of the pickups, or on the back of the pickguard (some screws to remove).It's said that the letter at the beginning indicates the period of the year, like "F" for "Fall" or "S" for "Spring".