product types: 

  • electric guitars
  • acoustic guitars
  • bass guitars


Alden (or Aldens) was a Chicago based mail order catalog of the 1950s and 1960s who distributed under their own brand. Until around 1963 these guitars were either unmarked or had a generic headstock logo or a floral design with a letter A. Some were made by Harmony of Chicago - others could have been made elsewhere. Later Alden used the Holiday brand on their guitars.

With the rise of shopping malls in the 1960s to 1970s shopping became a leisure activity and mail order companies couldn't compete. The Alden catalog eventually folded in 1982.

Link: Aldens guitars on the Harmony Database


Aldens Catalog Chicago , IL
United States
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