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Ebay auction site is the main provider for rare parts, but you need to monitor the offers each day... You can check "tom69442" for repro pickguards, and "Harmony12X5" for some parts.For generic guitar parts and tools, well-known web sites include Stewmac and Allparts.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...As a result, only a handful of guys in the world are ready to pay real money for a rare Harmony model.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.
There is some variation in theses date stamps, (in an oval box on some pre-war models), but usually all guitars had one. Date from pickups On electric guitars with "De Armond" pickups, you should be able to find a precise date stamped on the back of the pickups, or on the back of the pickguard (some screws to remove).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.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.