They also bought brand names from the bankrupt Oscar Schmidt Co.—La Scala, Stella, and Sovereign.
But now, vintage Harmony electric guitars with hollow bodies are suddenly in vogue, and many can bring 0 to 0, in part because popular musicians such as Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys play them.
Suddenly, electric guitars were #1 on every kids Christmas list.
Companies that had been manufacturing Accordions for 20 years, retooled for electric guitars.
Bottom Line/Personal asked two experts how to value old instruments…
Dan Orkin, Post–World War II instruments do not have to be made by a famous company such as Fender or Gibson (see below) to have substantial value.