At one point, before WWII, there were 57 assorted names on the same Harmony instrument.Wholesalers and private labels would use these guitars as a part of their line.
I was always impressed by how it was able to project and carry a tune, given the circumstances. The Harmony name was a registered Trademark # 627412.
My first guitar was a Harmony acoustic and learning to play guitar was inspired by one of these student instruments. I alwaysloved the look of the Black Sovereign with white pickguard that hung in the store.
The guitars in my store at that time were mostly Harmony made, and I would spend hours looking through Jobber catalogues at these guitars. This most expensive guitar Grandpa Dave stocked, a whole $ 80, always caught my eye.
Established in 1892, one of the largest manufacturers of student guitars rivaled only by the likes of Kay, they produced countless numbers of instruments.
Surviving up until the time the import manufacturers took over the market, Harmonys were everywhere.