John Croft, Glan Tanat, Llanyblodwel, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 8NQ, England.

Tel: (+44) 01691 828850

Email: theukuleleman.com@gmail.com


Details about my Book


All About


The Banjo Uke


* Hard Cover with High Quality Printed Dust Jacket

* High Quality Stitched & Glued Binding

* Title & Author’s name in Gold Leaf on the hard spine

* Printed on Very High Quality Paper

* Size of Book: Length 30.5cms, Width just under 22.0cms, Depth 3.15cms.

* Weight of Book = 1.907kg. Packaged book weighs approximately 2.087kg.

* A4 sized pages

* Easier-to-read Text

* Lots of Detailed Photographs (almost all in Colour)

* 300 Pages

* 16 Chapters (Chapter Headings shown below)

* Lots of Information and Lots of Stories

* First Edition limited to 300 copies

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Price £40.00, plus postage & packing. Click HERE for full details.


* I’ve been truly overwhelmed by the fantastic feedback that my book has received.

You can read some of these on the ‘Customer Comments’ page on this website

 by clicking on the link at the top of my home page.


BOOK INDEX


Preface

Acknowledgements


Introduction


Dedication


Chapter  1: How my interest started.


Chapter  2: From the Ukulele to the Banjo Uke


Chapter  3: The Elements of a Banjo Uke


Chapter  4: Keech Brothers


Chapter  5: Ludwig Banjo Ukes


Chapter  6: Gibson Ukulele-Banjos


Chapter  7: Abbott Banjo Ukes


Chapter  8: Bacon Banjo Ukes


Chapter  9: Other Notable Banjo Uke Makers and Instruments


Chapter  10: Price Comparisons Then and Now


Chapter  11: The Major Case Makers


Chapter  12: How to change a Vellum


Chapter  13: George Harrison and the Banjo Uke


Chapter  14: The Ownership of George Formby’s Instruments


Chapter  15: How to Choose a Banjo Uke


Chapter  16: How to get the Best out of your Banjo Uke


      ** There are more photos of my book further down this page.


My thanks to everyone for their support and encouragement along the way. Having had a long-held interest in these instruments I have at last fulfilled a lifetime ambition to write a book about them. I hope that you all enjoy reading it.


 Best Wishes,


John Croft.


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