updating platform i86pc bootarchive this may take a minute - Dating my harmony guitar
Some pre-1898 guitars have the date penciled on the top just inside the sound hole.
and serial numbers were added, beginning with #8000.
PLAYABILITY & SOUND The original catalog description for the Silhouette states that the short-scale oval neck is from their “Famous slim-line series with its ultra-thin fingerboard for easy chording.” It definitely plays beautifully, and the feel is reminiscent of a Fender Jazzmaster, but with a shorter scale.
The frets are very low profile, which does make it easy to play, but I also like the rather large U-shape feel of the neck.
The De Armonds tend to be microphonic, but, what the hell, this is still a very coolsounding guitar.
The neck pickup is so jazzy that it evokes a hollowbody, and the bridge pickup puts out aggressive high end without being screechy or rude.
While you may have a wonderful set of wood, we go to great lengths to source the highest quality materials for our instruments and prefer to build with our own wood.