The Harptone case has a long history dating back to the Maulbetsch and Whittemore company that was founded in 1886, which then became The Felsberg Company until 1929, and eventually became Harptone® through 1975. C.F. Martin & Co.® offered these hard shell cases in the 1920’s during the pioneering days of the bluegrass era.
While searching the globe for a high-quality case to transport our handcrafted guitars to our customers, we discovered that Harptone branded cases were produced during the existence of the Harptone Mfg. Co., but many had no markings, those that did, carried the Bull’s Head brand. Furthermore, we learned that the Bull’s Head trademark goes all the way back to the founding company, Maulbetsch & Whittemore.
When Preston saw that TKL Products Corp. from Oilville, Virginia had revived the Harptone brand, he knew the vintage look, history, and quality associated with the brand had all the ingredients to be the perfect case for Thompson Guitars.
Made in the USA, these cases feature a heavy-duty 5-ply shaped wooden shell with rugged deep-grained, black Durahyde exterior, arched top for strength, contoured interior padding, soft protective lining, ample accessory compartment, dual neck cradles, leather handle and 5-latches (including one on the treble-side upper bout).
TKL has revived the Harptone product line with an authentic style and high-quality construction materials for today’s player. We are proud to offer this limited edition, vintage styled case to our customers.
For more information, visit www.harptone.com
Historical information courtesy of www.stevekirtley.org