For a number of years Harmony guitars have represented some of the best value vintage instruments on the market, with a huge range of shapes and styles across both electric and acoustic models, all with a truly unique tone and sense of style when compared to the Fender, Gibson and Martin instruments of the same period. Harmony guitars, much like Kay, Silvertone & other such brands, were manufactured in Chicago and sold through the Sears Roebuck department store and catalog retailer. Harmony instruments have developed a cult following of their own among vintage enthusiasts, with this Harmony made 1962 Silvertone 1446 "Chris Isaak" being a wonderful example of the companies top of the line hollow body guitar.
The 1446 model combines the thin line body shape found on Harmony Rocket models with the two tone looks of the Espanada, and has come to be referred to as the "Chris Isaak" model due to the artists long standing association with the guitar. Constructed from a Maple body & neck with Rosewood fingerboard, the neck profile features the typical 'D' style profile found on Silvertone and Harmony guitars of this period, with a fuller feel that is very playable. The 1446 was one of a few instruments manufactured by Harmony with typical guitar tone woods instead of birch ply, marking it out as one of the companies higher end models. This guitar was also the only model to feature a set of Gibson made mini humbucker pickups, with more clarity and balance than the DeArmond made pickups found on other Harmony and Silvertone guitars, resulting in a more polished sound. Other features include a factory fitted Bigsby Vibrato, unique trapezoid pickup rings and the original case in great condition.