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tsp2224

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Sep 30, 2022
2
Illinois
I am new to the forum and I am looking for some info on a vintage acoustic guitar.
The guitar is not a Gretch, it was bought from Sears in the 1930s by my grandfather. I'm trying to identify it. I believe it is either a Harmony or Silvertone. Here are a few pics

TP
 

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wabash slim

I Bleed Orange
Feb 10, 2010
18,795
lafayette in
Welcome to the asylum.
Silvertone was just Sears' name for their instruments. It is likely a Harmony, as both they and Sears were based in Chicago. Sears didn't make anything; just sold others' goods under their name. Your guitar seems to have been refinished---there ought to be some kind of name on the headstock. Looks like there was a pickguard on it originally as there's a small screw hole by the neck. The number S-39 might mean Sept. 1939. The other could be Sears in house part number, or one from the manufacturer.
 
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BrianW

Country Gent
Oct 21, 2014
1,462
Vancouver Island
Sorry, I can't help you out, but there are a lot of friedly folks here with a lot more knowledge than I have. One should be along soon.

Welcome to the forum!

cheers
 

tsp2224

Newbie
Sep 30, 2022
2
Illinois
Thank you all! Unfortunately the guitar was refinished by someone who should not have worked on it. My hope us to have a local luthier restore it to playing quality. It is very dry as the finish was removed and not stored well.

TP
 


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