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It's said that the letter at the beginning indicates the period of the year, like "F" for "Fall" or "S" for "Spring".That was before Ed, a former worker from the Harmony factory, said : "The company closed down production every July for two weeks.During the last two weeks of June an effort was made to finish as many orders as possible and not start any new orders.

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Either they re-used a back prepared for the previous batch, two years before on the line, or they mistakenly used a 1961 stamp in 1963.It looks like Harmony serial and date stamps were meant to manage the different parts and instruments on the production line, not to be used as reference by collectors 50 years later... - My brother has a Harmony Meteor in great shape but the the serial number is 84H8448. Do you think someone added the Meteor Label on the Headstock? - These stamped numbers inside Harmony made guitars were not intended as real serial numbers.In the Harmony world, the interested buyer is often rarer than the guitar itself.- Usually you will find two stamps inside your Harmony guitar.Its very weird and I'm wondering if there was ever any rumors of misprints in the serial numbers. - Yes, it's definitely not rare to see "misprints" serial stamps inside Harmony guitars, between similar models.

They were made on the same assembly line at the factory, and of course the body was the same before routing the holes.These are supposedly the manufacture date of the electrical harness or pickguard assembly, by Rowe Industries, but should give a close guess to the year of production of the guitar itself.- I have a Harmony Rocket that is labeled as a H56. All pictures that we have seen have identified it as a H54.From what I have gathered on your site this indicates that it is an Airline. They were used to keep together various parts of the same guitar on the assembly line.As they were building similar models on the same line at the same time, we often see this kind of glitches between the model and the stamped number.Remember that all Harmony made guitars (this means all guitars on this website) are still considered low grade instruments by most players and collectors, and can't be compared in value to the "great" names as Gibson, Fender, Martin...