Harmony guitars represent some of the best value vintage guitars on the market, with a huge range of shapes and styles across both electric and acoustic models, all with a tone and style not found with the more mainstream guitar builders of the time. Harmony guitars, much like Kay, Silvertone & other such brands, were manufactured in Chicago and sold through the Sears Roebuck catalog retailer. Over time these guitars have gained a cult following of their own, with this 1938 Harmony made Columbian Prefect arch top being one of the more deluxe arch tops offered by Harmony at the time.
A typical Harmony arch top shape, this Columbian Prefect features a solid spruce top with laminate maple back and sides and a pre war Cremona style sunburst finish. The Columbian Prefect set itself apart from other, more budget arch tops in the catalog with an ornate mother of pearl headstock facia with gold and black decal, and a luxury looking celluloid pickguard, and pearl block inlays. This particular guitar has a typically full bodied acoustic arch top tone, and the kind of chunky 'V' shaped neck profile found on pre-war instruments.
This guitar is in excellent condition for an instrument of its age, showing only minor signs of play wear and patina. It is rare to find these guitars with their original pickguard, which is also in fantastic condition and still very vibrant. This guitar is original save for a set of replacement Kluson tuners. This guitar also includes its original case.
This guitar has been given a full service and appraisal by our luthiers at the Vintage Instrument Workshop, and includes a 3 year warranty.