Harmony has acquired Stella Guitars once again

The headstock of a Stella Harmony guitar
(Image credit: Harmony Guitars)

Way back in 1939, the Harmony Company purchased Stella Guitars, a popular maker of affordable, beginner-friendly acoustic guitars and other instruments.

Now – over 80 years after that initial purchase, and almost 50 years after both brands initially went defunct – the revived Harmony has once again acquired the trademarks and intellectual property of Stella Guitars, this time from the Westheimer Corporation.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.