Barclay

Barclay was one of the many house brands of musical instruments originally produced by CMI (Chicago Musical Instruments), a company founded in 1920.  Their models were similar to some Harmony instruments, with different DeArmond pickups

This page from a 1969 catalog.  Five guitars and one bass are shown above as follows (from left):

Type A: Guitar, Model 82216-6610 – Solid body, finished cherry red; two four-scroll soapbar pickups riveted to pickguard; two volume and two tone controls; four black conical knobs; one three-way pickup selector switch; vibrato.

Type B: Guitar, Model 82222-4590 – Solid body, finished sunburst; one four-scroll soapbar pickup riveted to pickguard in mid position; one volume and one tone control; two black conical knobs; one tone-change slider switch.

Type C: Bass, Model 82218-7675 – Solid body, finished sunburst; one soapbar pickup with gold and white infills riveted to pickguard in mid position; one volume and one tone control; two black conical knobs; one tone-change lever switch.

Type D: Guitar, Model 82212-5150 – Thin hollow body archtop; finished sunburst; one ‘Golden Tone’ four-scroll pickup with white bezel (as DeArmond model 6812) at neck; one volume and one tone control; two white knobs.

Type E: Guitar, Model 82115-8400 – Thin hollow body archtop; finished sunburst; two ‘Golden Tone’ four-scroll pickups with white bezels (as DeArmond model 6812); two volume and two tone controls; four white knobs; one three-way pickup selector switch; vibrato.

Type F: Guitar, Model 82209-10160 – Deeper hollow body archtop; finished sunburst; two four-scroll pickups with integral chrome bezels on timber bases; two volume and two tone controls; four white knobs; one three-way pickup selector switch; vibrato.


Detail of pickup in Barclay Bass, Model 82218-7675.


Barclay Model 82209-10160 version of Harmony Meteor H74 guitar.


Barclay Guitar, Model 82216-6610).


Barclay Guitar, Model 82216-6610.


Barclay-branded version of Harmony Bass.