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

Tel: (+44) 01691 828850

Email: theukuleleman.com@gmail.com

MY NEW BOOK


Entitled


ALL ABOUT THE BANJO UKE - A PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPANION


Following my first publication ‘All About The Banjo Uke' in 2018, I am now finishing a new book which contains a large compilation of photographs that I hope will be of great interest to lovers of the Banjo Uke, the Ukulele, and of Musical Instruments in general.


My new book will be hardback and made to a similar design and quality of manufacture as my original. When finished after final editing it should contain 182 pages, containing 434 high quality colour photographs of instruments from thirty-five vintage and contemporary makers together with some accompanying text.


This book seeks to extend the knowledge and stimulate the interest of the reader and I am sure that you will enjoy what it contains. More details will follow after the book has been printed and bound and is ready for sale.


Details of the Contents are shown below.


(The information as listed below is slightly out of date and will change again before publication because of some final additions and alterations that I am making prior to completion).


Index:...…………………………………..……………………………………….…… 3

Introduction:….……………………………………………………………………… 4

The Braguinha…………..……………………………………….....………..……. 5

Chapter 1: Abbott (J. G. Snr.)…………………………...…….…….………… 6

Chapter 2: Abbott (J. G. Jnr.).……….…………...…….…….….…………… 20

Chapter 3: Bacon (Including Bacon & Day)..………..…….…………….. 34

Chapter 4: C. F. Martin & Co..…..………….………….……………………… 40

Chapter 5: Cartwright..……..……………………….……………………...….. 50

Chapter 6: Clifford Essex….…………….…………..….………………….….. 66

Chapter 7: Dallas……..………………………………..…………….……………. 72

Chapter 8: Dave Barnes.………………..……………..…………………….…. 84

Chapter 9: De Vekey…………...………………..……………………………….. 86

Chapter 10: Denis Mitchell………….………..……..……..…….……..….… 94

Chapter 11: Gibson…………………….…………………………………….…….. 96

Chapter 12: J. R. Stewart…………………….………………………………….. 114

Chapter 14: John Grey…………………………………………….…….……….. 117

Chapter 15: Keech…………………………………….…………………........…. 120

Chapter 16: La Foley……………………………………..………………….….… 124

Chapter 17: Ludwig………………………..………..…...……………….......… 128

Chapter 18: Markendale………..………………………...……………………. 140

Chapter 19: National………………………………………..…………..….….... 142

Chapter 20: Oscar Schmidt………………..………………...………………… 144

Chapter 21: Peter Howlett……….………..….………………..…………...…. 145

Chapter 22: Phil Davidson………..……….…………………….…………….. 146

Chapter 23: Ron Beddoes…………..……….…………….……….....………. 150

Chapter 24: Ron Spiers………………………....………………………………. 154

Chapter 25: S. S. Stewart…..……………..…….…………………………...... 155

Chapter 26: Sam Chang…………..………………………..………………..…. 156

Chapter 27: Shellard…………………………..…….…..….…………........... 157

Chapter 28: Slingerland….…….……..………………….……………...……. 160

Chapter 29: Stromberg-Voisinet……….…………………………….……... 164

Chapter 30: Grover…………….……………………….…………………..….... 168

Chapter 31: Lange………………………..……………..…….………………….. 169

Chapter 32: Windsor……………………………………….……..…..……...... 172

‘1001 Banjos’ by Akira Tsumura (Kodansha International, 1993).. 176

‘Vincente’ by Pierrette Gingoire (1890)…………………..……………….. 177

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