This site specialises in the musical instrument
pickups, effects units and amplifiers designed
manufactured by Harry DeArmond and Bud Rowe and later Steve Tosh in Toledo, Ohio, from
the 1940s to the 1980s, through
Rowe Industries Inc., H. N. Rowe & Company, Rowe
DeArmond Inc., DeArmond Inc. and Tosh
Electronics Inc., all based in Toledo, Ohio, USA.
Site last updated May 7, 2016.
Chicago Musical Industries' 3-pickup, 3-switch Archtop Electric guitar fitted with DeArmond pickups
The best known versions of this instrument were marketed by Harmony - Model H75 (1960 - 1972, fixed tailpiece, yellow sunburst), Model H76 (1965 - 1972, Bigsby tremolo, yellow sunburst), Model H77 (1963 - 1972, fixed tailpiece, red sunburst) and H78 (1965 - 1972, Bigsby tremolo, red sunburst)
Versions were also marketed by Airline, Heath by Harmony (Heathkit), Regal, Silvertone, Sears & Roebuck and Truetone.
Harmony Models H75 (LHS and H78 (RHS) - the pickup type shown here was fitted on a small proportion of CMI guitars. They have an integral chrome bezel, six individually adjustable slotted pole-pieces and four slots with a gold infill.
Silvertone Models. These guitars are fitted with a chrome D-grille pickup with a gold foil infill and an integral chrome bezel.