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ALL ABOUT THE BANJO UKE by John Croft (2018). Fabulous quality large hardback book (with attractive dust jacket). All 16 chapters and 300 pages are printed on very high quality paper in order to show the detail in all the photographs, and everything is held together with a high quality stitched and glued binding -
VEHICLE NUMBER PLATE ‘843 UKE’ FOR SALE. The vehicle number plate 843 UKE is for sale. For further details and for a direct contact with the vendor please telephone me on 01691 828850, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BACON & DAY ‘SILVER BELL’ STYLE 3A Banjo Uke (1926). (Photos provided by the owner). Unbelievably rare banjo uke. In the past forty-
Frederick J. Bacon founded the ‘Bacon Banjo Company Inc.’ in 1906 but other companies produced the majority of his instruments. In 1920 he moved his business to Groton, Connecticut, and in 1921 he achieved his lifetime ambition of opening his own factory to produce his own instruments to the high standards that he had always wanted. In 1922 he was joined by David L. Day, a highly talented musical instrument designer who had previously worked for ‘A. C. Fairbanks & Company’. Instruments labelled ‘Bacon & Day’ and pre-
Although this banjo uke is heavy, the good news is that the neck on this example has been lowered to make the top of the 16-
BEDDOES ‘NEW CONCERT’ Banjo Uke (c.1972). In the late 1960’s and through most of the 1970’s, Ron Beddoes produced a range of well-
This example is in superb condition. Straight neck with no wear to the frets or to the fingerboard. Original tuning pegs (one pair of which has replacement screws). Plated metal ‘NC’ (New Concert) logo on the peghead. Original nut. Spliced neck with heel cap, and genuine ebony fingerboard inlaid with multiple mother-
BEDDOES ‘NEW CONCERT’ DE-
BEDDOES ‘NEW CONCERT’ GIBSON UB-
CLIFFORD ESSEX Banjo Uke (c.1936). Very rare. Clifford Essex made high quality instruments, and their higher end banjo ukes are very rare. This one is a lovely example with a professionally repaired fingerboard. For full details about this instrument please contact me by telephoning 01691 828850 or emailing email@example.com.
DALLAS ‘A’ MODEL Banjo Uke (c.1939). Light to hold, easy to play and really great sounding, this little banjo uke has been hugely improved by a professional restoration that has included the addition of three extra tension hooks on each side of the pot, making fourteen in total (compared to the original eight), thereby adding huge strength and stability to the pot. The replacement tuning pegs have a far superior action than the original ones. Straight neck with no wear to the frets or the fingerboard. Original ‘George Formby Registered’ metal badge on the top of the peghead. Original nut. Sixteen-
DALLAS ‘B’ MODEL Banjo Uke (c.1945). A beautifully refinished ‘B’ Model banjo uke (by Eddie Uttley). Straight neck, with no discernable wear to the frets or the fingerboard. Serial No. B/1761 stamped into the back of the peghead. Replacement tuning pegs. Original ‘George Formby Registered’ metal badge on top of the peghead. Ebonised sixteen fret fingerboard inlaid with three mother-
DALLAS ‘D’ MODEL Banjo Uke (c.1939). Producing an absolutely stunning sound and made from highly patterned Bird’s Eye Maple, this is a really attractive and desirable early example (serial no. D/1261) which is in fabulous overall condition (un-
Despite the vellum having been fitted upside down (!) the good news is that it is a wonderful (and very rare) example is what is called a ‘slunk’ vellum, containing opaque and translucent patches. What these vellums lack in visual attractiveness is more than compensated by the fantastic sound that they can produce, explaining why they were always sold at a premium price. On the automated photos page for this instrument check out the 1961 Auction photo of George Formby’s ‘Big’ Gibson UB-
This instrument comes complete in its original black lockable hard shaped case with blue internal lining and an interior pocket with lid. £795.
DALLAS ‘D/E’ MODEL Banjo Uke (c.1941). This banjo uke is essentially a lovely re-
GRETSCH Banjo Uke (c.1930). Very pretty vintage American banjo uke beautifully restored in 2013 by the great Eddie Uttley. Straight neck and no wear to frets or to fingerboard. Friction tuning pegs with cream-
LUDWIG ‘WENDELL HALL PROFESSIONAL’ Banjo Uke (c.1927). The finish on Ludwig banjo ukes can be often be prone to crazing and flaking, and this one has been beautifully and professionally re-
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