From some recent information that was gleaned from a former Harmony employee that has changed somewhat.
I went back through my records of instruments that passed through my hands certain I'd had a W in the past. Everything I've owned (a few dozen) was marked S or F.
Ergo, once you have this your best bet (to get an acturate estimate as to it's fair market value) is to go to Barnes & Nobles or another good book store and look it up in the "Blue Book for Electric Guitars" latest edition, check the copywrite date. Year of manufacture could be on the base of the neck or coded within the guitar's serial number.
This will give you a good fair market value for your guitar based upon it's condition. If not, you'll have to contact the manufacturer with the serial number to get the year of manufacture. use the below link to find a dealer nearest to you and use that dealer as your medium to get your questions answered by Harmony. an electric guitar?
i tried to get a hold of the manufacturer but they only answer questions to dealers! so i dont know if it would be in that book you mentioned or not! Then use the "Blue Book for Acoustic Guitars" latest edition.
I don't understand why i can't get that kind of info on line! Good Luck, kcbuck Your Harmony Sovereign is the Model H 1203 "Grand Concert Special" (Western Special) and it was discontinued in 1972.
It appears that the number after the H is the model number and the number prior is the serial of that batch, made in that time period.
Yours was made in 1969 I believe, and the value is; Excellent Condition: 0.00 to 0.00 USD Average Condition: 0.00 to 5.00 USDSince the last update, back over 2 years ago I have purchased reference materials to assist our Members and Guests with identifying and valuing their instruments.
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The last new (old stock) American made acoustic finally was sold around 1980.
This was after I borrowed it to travel across country.