1943 Vintage Harmony 3936H968 WW II Archtop & original case In 1940, after Kraus had a conflict with management, he left, but then bought enough stock to restart the company independently. Very Rare World War II Super Clean Harmony Marvel Leader with gorgeous, finely detailed, intricate binding inlay. Perfect for collection or playing.Harmony had been making guitars in large quantities, until 1940. Joe Kraus ran the company in 1916 when Sears bought the Chicago Instrument maker.
BUT THEN Kraus and NOT SEARs, and Joe bought the company from SEARS (1940 - Handmade Guritars) In 1940, after Kraus had a conflict with management, he left, but then bought enough stock to restart the company independently. This guitar is from the scarce war era, and at a time when Joe has refocused the company with his core artisans, luthiers, and skilled instrument makers & crafts persons. After 1945, and up to 1975, the new company manufactured about 10 million guitars. Often played by Band and Jazz artists, Harmony guitars could be found everywhere. World War II guitar from Harmony, hand made at a time when America was at war against inhumanity and many oversea defending freedom, and those at home supporting their dedication to country.B ound both front and back with beautiful intricate fine inlay, the guitar is also appointed with mother of pearl dot fret markers. Solid woods and talent from the masters. This ARCHTOP has SHOWROOM GLOSS AND LUSTER, review pictures for detail. There was a time when WWII HARMONY could be found on the internet with fair ease , most of them were painted markers and and no binding. THE GEMS ARE LOCKED AWAY.
Reality of rarity now demands respect for Harmony guitars built with great care and appointment which they deserve. This WAR Guitar is in near MINT SHOWROOM CONDITION. She plays like a dream, and has a light set of steel strings.Her high end is brilliant. Plays like a dream with clear resonance and close action. The neck is very straight and the Archtop is superb and the entire guitar is original condition. The mahogany neck and rosewood fingerboard is a gorgeous beautiful, deep rich brown made from fine rosewood. Comes with an original case. Original wood tailpiece is due to a lack of metal during the War, and provides a warmth, sometimes used in more modern Jazz & arch tops for warmth. Archtop & f-holes show no splits or lines, very clean, one slight stress line.
This guitar is in fantastic condition and 75 years old. These guitars are extremely rare due to World War II very limited production. One of the cleanest, and finest MID - WAR 1943 guitars you will find. War era appointed guitars were very small runs, while most American labor focused on the war effort and this'bomb-girl' guitar, was in the hands of very capable master makers supporting fighting forces abroad with the love of music.
A collectors dream of the time gone by when kids of rock picked up their first guitar, & Masters of Jazz & Big Band, chose handmade works of art/craft. Price is fixed - no trades or other deals accepted. A masterpiece, built by 1940 masters.
Instrument will be insured for full retail amount at 2K. No other options are available, this is a vintage collectable World War II guitar in almost new condition. THE DESTINATION POSTAL CODE MUST BE PROVIDED TO ANY ADJUSTMENT TO PRICE. The item "Vintage RARE WWII 1943 Harmony Marvel Leader 3936H968 Archtop/Case near mint" is in sale since Thursday, December 21, 2017. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Vintage Musical Instruments\Vintage Guitars & Basses\Acoustic Guitars".
The seller is "zzeon" and is located in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America.