Harmony #695 Baritone Ukulele (1950)

Harmony  #695 Baritone Ukulele  (1950)
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Harmony #695 Model Baritone Ukulele (1950), made in Chicago, natural lacquer finish, mahogany top, back and sides; mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard., black gig bag case.

A classic "campfire" instrument, Harmony's #695 Baritone uke is a simple and unpretentious gen, a delightful strummer for anyone from studio player to rank amateur. The construction is all solid mahogany with a 14-fret mahogany neck topped with a rosewood fingerboard, strung with Nylon strings. The tuners are very antique looking banjo-style friction pegs that would look at home on an instrument from the 1910s. Harmony called this "A super size instrument with warmth of tone and ease of response that will delight the exacting player" and listed it at $37.50 in the late 1950s, which was quite a bit more than many of their budget guitars! It is an easy playing, surprisingly deep sounding uke that is really a better instrument than many would expect.
 
Overall length is 30 in. (76.2 cm.), 10 in. (25.4 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 3 5/16 in. (8.4 cm.) in depth at side, taken at the end block. Scale length is 20 1/4 in. (514 mm.). Width of nut is 1 5/16 in. (33 mm.).

This Harmony is completely solid and all original with no visible repair and only some light general wear. There is a patch of "strap burn" on the back, a scratch on the headstock with some minor loss to the logo decal, one scrape to the top below the bridge and some random dings and dents. It plays well with a nice deep sound, way bigger than it looks like it ought to have! A modern gig bag is included. Excellent - Condition.