Interesting because it as an indiviual slider volume for each pickup, so you can dial in an unlimited variety of tones. An early 1960’s Vivona which was made by EKO, and a wee Hi-Tone. It is from Italy, and looks, feels, smells, just like the JG Italians. Below: On the left is a RARE Wandre Doris from the mid 1960’s. Next is a nice ’67 Fender Jaguar and the ’67 Domino Spartan, costing about 7000% less. ) Though nothing really beats the mojo of owning a true, vintage instrument, at least Eastwood have, over the past decade, done a great job at bringing back some of those gems, as mentioned before.

The Galanti, on the other hand, is quite a rare bird. I found it in a shop in San Diego but they were asking around $2000 for it. Next to that are a couple of Norma’s and another attempt at copying the Burns pickguard. Next to that is a Hi-Lo (also available from Ibanez). Below: As you can see, we got our walls painted the other day, hope you like it! This baby looks, feels, plays like no other Bass from its time.

I found the one next to it on EBAY – in a severe state of dsrepair – for $100. Below: One last entry level Norma, then a totally cool EKO Florentine. It is a semi-hollow that looks like a cross between an SG and a 335. The funniest review I have ever read on Harmony central was about a Hi-Lo guitar. REALLY well made, big and heavy (the picture scale looks small but this is bigger than a Fender Precision). Eastwood has been making some excellent re-issue versions of this in fretless EUB-1 and fretted EEB-1 versions.

- Usually you will find two stamps inside your Harmony guitar.

They always are on a place easy to read, ie near the f-holes on a archtop.

The Airline Guitars were sold through Montgomery Ward.

Below: Perhaps my favorite 1960’s guitars, the Domino’s.

Tip : on many guitars (easy to check on flat top acoustics), Harmony stamped the top of the guitar as well as the back, so if the number on the back is difficult to read, use a mirror and check under the top (near the neck) The other smaller stamp is the date stamp and indicates the year of production.

It's said that the letter at the beginning indicates the period of the year, like "F" for "Fall" or "S" for "Spring".

The first part of the serial number has no precise meaning relative to the date of production.

It seems Harmony reset these numbers in every batch of the model, so a "6690H22" can be older than a "123H22" for example.

If you're a seller, the value is the minimum amount you accept to sell it.. You can check ebay for completed sales for the same model, but value on ebay is not value in a shop or elsewhere, for reasons.