This guitar was supposedly once owned by Dave Hill of Slade. This is a real guitarists guitar and it weighs a bloody ton! Complete in Custom Hamer Case with all tags and warranty this guitar lists at 00 0 for the case.
Harmony also made Roy Smeck Vita Tenor, Hawaiian and Spanish Guitars and Mandolins.
The line features a teardrop-shaped body, with distinctively flamed Cuban Mahogany for the back and sides, mahogany for the neck, and Rosewood for the fingerboard and bridge.
The Harmony Roy Smeck Vita Ukulele was built from 1927 to the mid-late 1930s in Chicago, Illinois, and is named for Smeck's work with Vitaphone, a phonograph disc based system for film sound.
With Vitaphone, the film and soundtrack were physically separate, though after soundtracks started being printed on the film, the trademark was re-used.
I am also a banjo and ukulele historian and have many parts dating back to the 1800s.
The Valco company has its roots in the National String Instrument Corporation, which was founded in 1927.
The top is Spruce and features unique soundholes, shaped suspiciously like seals. Beare and Son was founded in 1892 in London, England and still operates.
The Harmony company claimed that this shape enhanced the tone and volume output. In the 1930's, they also had a branch in Toronto, as indicated on the label.
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That's what it was like when I picked this up, cant explain it - it's just so fabulous to play. I dont know if it was, but I am assured by the lad I bought it from that it was. Here is the factory spec: A hand-crafted Honduras Mahogany body & bookmatched Flamed Maple top is lovingly finished with 14 layers of hand-buffed lacquer.