Buck Owens Harmony American Model
Flat Top Acoustic Guitar made in Chicago by Harmony in the first half of the year 1971
Serial # 9912H169 -12190100
Red, White & Blue Lacquer Finish
Birch sides & back
Mahogany Neck with Rosewood Fingerboard.
This Harmony guitar was given to his sister Dorothy by Buck himself as a tribute and acquired from her estate.
This patriotic-themed flat top is one of THE classic pieces of fretted Americana, and a surprisingly good-sounding instrument to boot! When Buck Owens appeared on TV's HEE HAW in 1969 with a red, white, and blue flat top guitar built for him by Semie Moseley, it seemed like an obvious idea to sell them. Buck was never one to miss a marketing opportunity, after all. A licensing deal was struck between Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Buck, and the actual guitars were built by Harmony in Chicago for sale in the retailer's catalog.