of the comedy/music show 'Hee Haw'
surprised TV executives who thought
that 'cornball' country had had its day. After a quick run on CBS from mid-'69
thru '71, it was cancelled (in their giant "rural programming" purge), but
became even more successful in syndication, running until 1992. Buck Owens,
after a HUGE career in the '60s (think Garth Brooks huge) was host of the show
along with Roy Clark.
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the Buck Owens
'American', Sears model #1219 was built by Harmony. The guitar is based on a Semie Moseley (Mosrite) design, but Buck figured that an expensive custom job wouldn't sell very well. Buck worked out a royalty deal with Sears that had Buck getting a sweet $2.50 for every guitar sold, and the return of the first 'celebrity' model guitar for Sears since the Roy Rogers model in 1958.
Introduced in the Sears Catalog:
Retired: Early 1972
Not offered in the 1971 Wish Book or the 1972 S/S catalog.