Does it matter which direction the strings on my [older, Harmony] baritone ukulele? Three are are wound around the pegs clockwise (as you look at the headstock) and one is wound counter-clockwise. There is a history to this, if you want to read on.
When I got it (a hand-me-down), the C string was wound counter-clockwise like the G string. But the C string kept unwinding under tension and also it was very close to the G string. I tightened the screw on the back of the peg, which worked for a while, but it was still slipping. I wound the C string around this way, as pictured, and the peg holds the tension OK now.
This seems to work OK, but it leads me to question whether I have done something wrong. Does it matter which way I wind the strings? Is it OK to leave it like this, with C, G, and B all wound around CW and the D string wound CCW?
If it matters, I play plectrum tuning, and the C and G strings are nylon core wound.