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Harmony: The People’s Guitar, 1945–1975

Harmony: The People’s Guitar, 1945–1975

Ron Rothman

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The American made instruments from The Harmony Guitar Company receive long overdue recognition and credit in this volume through detailed text, color photographs, and catalog information. Produced between 1945 and 1975, many musicians, both amateur and professional, began their musical experiences playing Harmony guitars. Rockets, Stratotones, Rebels, Sovereigns, and Stellas are examples included in this book with specific model information and catalog reprints, along with detailed photos. Basses and the other Harmony instruments are also represented. Well known players such as Keith Richards, Jimmy Page, and Dave Davies have had experiences with Harmony guitars, which are shared in this book. Read about the guitars that Harmony fans have come to love. See how Harmony grew to be one of the most prolific manufacturers of guitars in this country before their fall from grace in the mid-1970s.

Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 340 color and b/w photos | 176 pp
ISBN13: 9780764355202 | Binding: hard cover

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Ron Rothman has been involved with the music scene on Eastern Long Island since the 1960s as a musician, artist, and shopkeeper. Like many guitar players from his generation, his love of Harmony guitars has only grown over the years. He lives on the North Fork of Eastern Long Island with his wife Madelyn, where he sells guitars from Rothman’s Department Store in Southold, and performs at venues throughout the North Fork.