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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.An exception to those rules is the late H68 "Artist", built from acoustic H1310 bodies, all solid.Photos below : solid wood on an acoustic H1311, laminated on an electric H58 - No known professional is specialized in Harmony parts only.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.