1966 HARMONY H27 / Make an enquiryClick to listen

Manufacturer
Harmony
Serial number
5394
Model
H27
Colour
Sunburst
Condition
Excellent 9/10
Weight
7lbs 8oz
Case
Original chipboard
Price
1,650

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1966 Harmony H27 Bass. Sunbursy finish, excellent condition. All original including the chipboard case. This bass has been fully set up with a set of Rotosound flat wound strings. Nut width:44.4mm. Depth at 1st fret: 23.4mm. Both pickups date: October 1966. Weight: 7 lbs 8 oz. Whilst the case is original it hasn't held up well so I wouldn't recommend using it for taking the bass out but it's none the less a nice part of the original package. The finish has some light lacquer checking and a few tiny marks. The same can be said for the neck and headstock. The frets are in good shape and the neck is straight. Ronnie Lane from The Small Faces can be seen using this model in the video for their 1967 hit "Tin Soldier".

The 1966 Harmony catalogue describes the bass as follows.

HARMONY'S FINEST THIN HOLLOW BODY ELECTRIC BASS-Double Cutaway ... Double Pickup, De Armond Designed.

Styled and electronically equipped to meet highest professional bass tone standards. The Ultra-Thin hollow body with arched top and back is of selected laminated maple, with handsomely polished shaded and highlighted sunburst finish. The appearance is enhanced by contrasting edge bindings and inlays. Ultra-Slim maple neck is full scale, 30 inches from nut to adjustable bridge, Torque-Lok reinforced. Shell pattern celluloid headpiece. Ovalled rosewood fingerboard has bindings and inlays on all edges, and inlaid position markers on top and side. Large chrome plated individual tuning keys, heavy nickel plated covered tailpiece, and precision 6-way adjustable metal bridge for accurate tuning and sustaining power. Twin Golden Tone pickups, designed in cooperation with De Armond, have paired magnetic polepieces under each string to permit more complete responsiveness. Tone and volume controls for each pickup. Lower, upper, or both pickups activated through selector switch, giving a great versatility of bass voicings. Modern flat wound strings, quiet and smooth for fingering comfort.

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