I never knew that Howard made any other guitars than Duane's doubleneck, but there is a flyer for Howard guitars and amps inside the case of Duane's doubleneck.
After viewing the flyer, this author recalled seeing some student model Howard guitars long ago at the fabled Chicago Store in Tucson, Arizona (long since plundered). How many of these guitars or amps were made? Not many, just judging by the fact that only a couple Howard amps and zero guitars have turned up on eBay in the last ten years.
Duane played the doubleneck on 'American Bandstand' with Dick Clark in 1960, and a few live shows around the same time.
Duane uses the Howard on Bandstand. Photo is Copyrighted.
Duane found the guitar to be too heavy to use on stage, and the pickups sustained too much in a live setting. Duane put the guitar into storage, pulling it out at least one more time for a Guitar Player article written by Teisco Del Rey in June 1993.