Ukulele serial number dating
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.Outside of a completed transaction, value has no meaning, so please do not ask me to value your guitar. Harmony instruments were produced on an industrial scale.Even the less common models can't be considered "rare".For example, on the photo below this guitar is without doubt a H22 (You can type a model number, with the H, on the search box on top of this page).The first part of the serial number has no precise meaning relative to the date of production.In the Harmony world, the interested buyer is often rarer than the guitar itself.
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.- If your guitar is an electric, most models produced after 1960 (and all cutaway) have a laminated top and/or body.Older "full box" archtops designed from acoustic models still were made from solid woods.During the last two weeks of June an effort was made to finish as many orders as possible and not start any new orders.The last days of June, we had a complete inventory.
In other words, if this guitar looks like a Meteor H70, it's a Meteor H70, no matter what's the stamped number inside.