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They supplied many of the big mail order catalogues through the years.
Sears marketed many of the Harmony instruments under the Silvertone label.
What is known about one of the most prolific manufactures of guitars in this country?
When the guitar boom of the 60's happened, the guitars got simpler and more mass-produced.
After all, Sears owned this Chicago guitar company.
These instruments were the same Harmony made instruments except for the label and accounted for almost half of the instruments made. There were also a large number of "House Brands" made by Harmony.
I remember playing that little "O'" style guitar, jamming on a California beach.
I was always impressed by how it was able to project and carry a tune, given the circumstances. The Harmony name was a registered Trademark # 627412.
The general quality of Harmony instruments was lacking the attention to detail that the more expensive guitar makers were able to achieve.