Harmony H174 Classical Guitar c. 1967
The Model 174 Classical guitars were considered the top of the Harmony line at the time and some websites state they have solid Spruce tops. The neck is surprisingly comfortable and the body shape is strangely similar to the sovereign model. The tone is clear and warm.
These were produced between 1959 and 1967 so this one is near the end of the run. It is in very good playing condition with comfortable action and a straight neck. There is a fair amount of crazing (not easily seen in photos) and there is the expected amount of marks and dings and edge bumps as would be expected of a 50+ year instrument but it remains physically healthy and very attractive. All in all, a great old instrument with a great vibe, and all original labels inside.
Comes with original chipboard case.
From 1966 Catalog:
Harmony artisans draw upon years of experience and the heritage of tradition to present these models for the student of the Classic guitar. Excellence of construction, precision fretting and adjustment, fine tone quality are featured at surprisingly moderate prices. Traditional size : Body 145/8 x 19 in. Overall 38 1/2 in.
Model No. 174-Specially selected close grained seasoned spruce top. Finest type of Classic fan-rib bracing to insure full resonance. Mahogany back and frame in rich brown polished finish. Mahogany neck. Spanish style rosewood bridge. Inlaid ornamental rings around soundhole. Top and back edges bound.