Dating standel amplifiers
Requisite Audio.com/Harptone, best known for their line of musical instrument cases, sold their guitar manufacturing tooling to the Statler Brothers in 1974 or so. It doesn't ahve the bottom that a J-200 has but it is very chimey with big frets. never had anything to do with Harptone, or Diamond-S.
: Harptone, best known for their line of musical instrument cases, sold their guitar manufacturing tooling to the Statler Brothers in 1974 or so. For more information on Harptone, Standel and Supreme guitars, please visit- https:// the Standel was made by Harptone, known mainly as a case maker. The top of the neck at the bridge was repaired a long time ago.
The SPL rating specifies how loud a speaker is at a distance of one meter when driven by one watt. I don’t know what speaker is in your amp, and even if I did, its specs might not be available.
That’s probably a moot point, though—experience tells me that most original speakers in amps of that age are substantially fatigued and generally sound very weak. It's a great-sounding speaker, but with a sensitivity rating of 100 d B, it’s relatively efficient and would probably be pretty loud in that amp.
The Statler Brothers were planning to produce and distribute them as, "Diamond T" guitars, from their location in Staunton, VA, however after showing some of them at the NAMM show for music dealers, the product line did not significantly make it to the market place. the cool headstock is a major rercognizable feature. The case is velvet lined and is in pretty good condition.
Years later, on their popular TNN television show, they did not even play them. Were you ever able to find out anything about this guitar? David Bowie played a jumbo shaped 12 string on the ziggy tour/film, and demo recordings. I have a dreadnaught shaped 12 string with a Harptone logo and a standel logo visible under the paint. I collect them and also collect photos and serial numbers for a web page data base. The guitar has all the hardware but one machine screw to hold together a pin and gear for tightening the string.
The format may look like this: 220 637 Here the number 220 designates the speaker as a Jensen, and 637 indicates a production date of the 37th week of 1956 or 1966.
A thinline electric with the Harptone headstock just sold for over 1200 bucks... First, does it have any value and second, is there anyone out there that would like to purchase it? Regards, DRA The value depends on condition and what someone is willing to pay.
The G12C is more than three d B lower, which equates to approximately half the loudness of the C/S.
If you want the least volume from your amp, search for a speaker in the style you like with the lowest SPL rating.
Including those built for Standel, Conn, Yamaki, and Supreme.
/groups/standelharptone/, for and about Harptone built guitars. The registry should be available on line some time this summer for public viewing.