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#617835 - 11/27/06 10:12 AM Harmony Marvel B archtop.......
Blame Yoko Offline
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...any of you guys or girls know much about these guitars? I've done a ton of searching and I've only found one that seems close to the one I'm thinkin' about buying. It has a mother of toilet seat headstock, and the guitar itself is made of solid woods, but I can't really tell if it is a carved top or not.

The Harmony website calld the Marvel Deluxe a higher end archtop andf it shows a Marvel B right beside it, but no info.

I'm thinkin' the one I'm lokkin' at is a 40's or 50's but I don't know for sure.

Any info you guys may have would be greatfully appreciated. Thanx in advance \:\)

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#617836 - 11/27/06 10:21 AM Re: Harmony Marvel B archtop.......
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I kin jes' tellya generally that Harmony'z were alot maded in Chicawga an' were a store brand fur awhile fur Searz. Them geetarz wuz cheep an' plennyfull, butt also kwite sturdy an' sum approach schweet.

My furst geetar wuzza Harmony acoostik whut costed mebbe US$75 inna erly '70'z.
I later Ry Cooder't it an' installet a pick-up an' it were fun butt hard onna handz. (I convinced a beeter geetar wooda had me playin' better sooner.) I lefted it at a gurrlfren'z howse hoo broket up wif me when I furgot a date an' wented to a jam-seshun/audishun where I losted my furst E-bow, an' didn't get the gig.
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#617837 - 11/27/06 05:12 PM Re: Harmony Marvel B archtop.......
Tom Mix Offline
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Does it look like this one on ebay?

http://cgi.ebay.com/vintage-harmony-marv...1QQcmdZViewItem

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#617838 - 11/27/06 05:54 PM Re: Harmony Marvel B archtop.......
Blame Yoko Offline
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Loc: Port Dover, ON, Canada
Hey Tom

It looks almost exactly like that one, only the one I'm getting has a White Mother of Toilet Seat headstock as opposed to the redish tortoise shell style as in the ebay pic. Plus it is a B model as apposed to the C.

I'm lookin' all over for info on this, but it's hard to find. Thanx for pointin' out the ebay one though.....

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#617839 - 11/27/06 06:09 PM Re: Harmony Marvel B archtop.......
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man i had one of those as my first guitar. the neck folded on it when i walked to school for the winter concert with it. it became fire wood after that i didnt know about luthiers then.
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