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

Tel: (+44) 01691 828850


All About The Banjo Uke

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* 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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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

   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.



Over 45 years of Experience and Expertise with Ukuleles and Banjo Ukes

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