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Harmony H-22 Electric Bass Guitar (1972)
Harmony H-22 Model Electric Bass Guitar (1972), made in Chicago, serial # 4281H22-1, sunburst lacquer finish, laminated maple body, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, original black chipboard case.
One of the 1960's finest bass bargains, the Harmony H-22 "Hi Value" Electric Bass retailed originally at $99.50 and was the company's first bass guitar offering. This particular bass is a very late example from the last year of production; the only major change from earlier models is a double-cutaway body in place of the earlier singlecut style. The very lightweight flat-topped fully hollow body features one excellent sounding DeArmond pickup. The neck is thick but comfortable, with a 30" scale dot-inlaid rosewood fingerboard. The bass's most distinctive cosmetic feature is the large white plastic off-center pickguard, which certainly gives it an unmistakeable look! The H-22 was the model used extensively in the mid-1960's by both Muff Winwood in the Spencer Davis Group and Ronnie Lane of the Small Faces, and its agressively thumpy tone can be clearly heard on many recordings. Popular up into the early '70's, the H-22 has recently again become a much sought-after item, with new generations of players discovering its quirky charm, extremely easy handling and excellent sonic qualities.
Overall length is 44 1/2 in. (113 cm.), 15 3/4 in. (40 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 2 in. (5.1 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 30 in. (762 mm.). Width of nut is 1 3/4 in. (44 mm.). One of the nicest and most original of these we have seen; no changes or repairs-original down to the last screw including the factory small-ballend flatwound strings. A few areas of what appears to be vinyl strap burn to the finish, otherwise very little wear. Plays and sounds excellent, Includes the original SSC. Excellent Condition.
Item # 5335
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