The same company that has resurrected Teisco at this year’s NAMM Show has also relaunched Harmony, a brand that was once the largest guitar company in the USA, which unfortunately folded in the ’70s. Well, now they are relaunching the Harmony brand with three new guitars and some new valve amps as well.
Silhouette, Rebel and Jupiter
These three new guitars Silhouette, Rebel and Jupiter are all very retro American-styled instruments. Features include alder or mahogany bodies and necks made from either mahogany or maple with Macassar ebony fretboards that are fitted with medium jumbo frets.
Hardware-wise, they have all been outfitted with Gold Foil pickups, custom ‘cupcake’ knobs and they all feature locking tuners to help with tuning stability. Each guitar comes in white, a gold and a special colour just for this model. All are based on the old Harmony models but are no longer semi-hollow bodies, but solid body guitars, which is a pity but understandable as it is cheaper to build solid bodied guitars.
Details on the Harmony site aren’t yet available, so there are a lot of bits of information that aren’t that easy to find. I get the feeling that this launch is all about brand name and not that many details about the actual guitars, which is a pity.
Harmony Series 6 Amp and Model 8418 Reissue
There are also amplifiers being launched simultaneously, a Harmony Series 6 Amp (50 Watts) plus a Harmony Model 8418 Reissue (5 Watts). The former is available as either a combo or head/cab combination, while the 8418 reissue is a smaller combo with a custom hand-wired circuit, a single 12” Jensen speaker and an analogue spring reverb, tremolo and a pull boost.
Currently, there are no prices for any of these new products and little information with any real details about any of them either. However, we do know that BandLab Technologies, the same company that has relaunched Teisco, is behind the Harmony brand now.
I will say that I am not 100% convinced on any of these new products just looking at the sparse information currently available, but I would love to hear some real world demos, reviews and opinions from people that have played them. For now, you can check out the video below from Reverb which has a little bit of information on them all.
RRP – TBC