1958 Harmony Catalina

 

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 1958 Harmony Catalina arch top being one of the most unique variations produced by the company.

A typical Harmony arch top shape, this Catalina features a unique two tone Pacific Blue finish and headstock design. In the 1950's, Harmony made colourful variations of many of their models, including the popular Catalina, Stella and Monterey guitars, with these finishes reflecting the colourful & bold 'mid-century modern' style of the time. These colourful finished were produced in far fewer numbers than standard models, and as such are generally much harder to find. This particular guitar has a typically full bodied acoustic arch top tone, and the kind of chunky late '50s neck profile found on Harmony guitars of the time.

This guitar has benefitted from a service by our luthiers at the Vintage Instrument Workshop, who undertook a neck reset that ensures this guitar will continue to play excellently for many years to come. This guitar also includes a 3 year warranty. 



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