Mike H. in the Repair Shop just shared with me that we happened to have three Harwood instruments from two different customers in for repairs right now. The history of these turn of the 20th century instruments was recently featured in Fretboard Journal. One guitar had the neck off for repairs, but here are photos of the other guitar and one mando – just beautiful and so well made.
One of these belongs to a good friend of the store, who incidentally is related to the folks who ran Jenkins Music in Kansas City, which sold Harwood instruments. These were made in the late 1800s – early 1900s and look like they will stand the test of time after a little TLC from our repair shop. Fretboard Journal’s fantastic article on the history of Harwood can be found in their Issue 23 which had Gillian Welch on the cover.