The guitars in my store at that time were mostly Harmony made, and I would spend hours looking through Jobber catalogues at these guitars. This most expensive guitar Grandpa Dave stocked, a whole $ 80, always caught my eye.
The last new (old stock) American made acoustic finally was sold around 1980.
These small body guitars still show up from time to time.
Sears, who owned the Harmony Company, made these guitars available to their customers under the Silvertone Label.
Most music stores carried them along with a whole assortment of mail order catalogues.
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During the past 20 years, baby boomers looking to reclaim their lost, garage-band youth have contributed to the surge in vintage guitar collecting.