The Bluesbox Collection The back and neck are painted what I would call "off-black" - a very dark gray color, as is the "Martin shaped" peg head. This peg head shape was typical of later Harmony guitars. After the folk boom of the sixties died out, and as more competition from oriental guitar producers appeared, Harmony tended to abandon their own unique designs in favor of copying the Martin, Gibson and Fender styles. In fact, in later years, Harmony produced some oriental Martin copies that were quite well made, and also made solid body Strat copies. This close-up shot of the sound hole shows the Harmony manufacturer's label, proclaiming this instrument as "Made in the USA". If you look closely, you can also make out the faux finish on the birch top, which was painted to resemble close grained spruce.