I would like to start a Harmony Guitars Club thread as a tribute to the instruments that got me started playing guitar. Since a lot of American players got a similar start, I figure a club thread is in order. The first guitar I played was a Harmony Archtone archtop guitar, an acoustic jazz guitar. It was my father’s guitar. He had it around for I don’t know how many years before I picked it up, so I don’t know specifically the model and the year, and I don’t have any pics of the guitars from that time. Mom may have some somewhere, but getting them from her, scanning them, etc. is not something I can do right now, so I found some pics online that show what I’m talking about. This first pic shows a 1965 brown sunburst Harmony Archtone acoustic jazz guitar with an archtop/archback and f-holes. This one is essentially what I started on, though I don’t know the precise year model of mine/my Dad’s. Furthermore, what I played didn’t have the pickguard, but for a while it did have the mounting bracket, much like the one in this pic. The first electric I played was also a Harmony, a Silhouette, as in the pic below. This has a little more interesting story to it. After I’d been playing a few months on Dad’s acoustic jazz guitar, he agreed to buy me an electric. The neighbor across the street had a son that was starting a band, and they had an electric guitar at their house to sell (it wasn’t their son’s, but a friend’s and/or a band mate’s). Both of these long-haired guys were there, and one even played the guitar a little bit to demo it for us. Dad played it, too. I was offered a go with it, but I was far too new a player to feel comfortable playing in front of these guys in a Rock band. The guitar was a Harmony Silhouette. The neighbor’s son was Rod Prince, co-founder of the group The Bubble Puppy (their biggest hit, in 1968, I think, was “Hot Smoke and Sassafras”). Now, about this club thread, who else has stories, specs and/or pics of Harmony (or Airline, Silvertone, etc.) guitars to share?