The Harmony Company was one of many Chicago makers and at one point in their history, the largest manufacturer of musical instruments in the world. Unlike their rivals, most notably Kay and Regal, all of Harmony’s instruments were made of solid wood. They switched to laminate woods in the early ‘70s.
This all solid wood pre-war mandolin has a solid spruce top and a beautifully figured solid birch one piece back & sides decorated with a painted faux center seam. Its peghead bears the Patrician decorative logo and the fretboard features pearloid block position markers similar to those of the Gibson F-5 mandolins from the same time period.
This 75+ year old mandolin is in remarkable original condition, with the usual light marks one would expect from such a venerable instrument Its sound is remarkable too, with nice projection and a unique tone.
$595.00 with original chipboard case included.