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


(UPDATED)


Following my first publication ‘All About The Banjo Uke' in 2018, I have now finished my 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. It contains 181 pages with 440 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 it’s contents. Printing and Publishing will take place before too long and hopefully the book will be ready for sale this September.


Details of the Contents are shown below.


(The contents information listed below is now up to date and will not change again).


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


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


Chapter 1: The Braguinha………………..………………….....………..……. 5


Chapter 2: Abbott (J. G. Snr.)………..………………...…….…….………… 6


Chapter 3: Abbott (J. G. Jnr.).……….…………..…….…….….…………… 20


Chapter 4: Bacon (Including Bacon & Day)..………..…….…………….. 34


Chapter 5: C. F. Martin & Co..…..………….………….……………………… 40


Chapter 6: Cartwright..……..……………………….……………………..….. 50


Chapter 7: Clifford Essex….…………….…………..….………………….….. 66


Chapter 8: Dallas……..………………………………..…………….……..……. 72


Chapter 9: Dave Barnes.………………..……………..…………………….…. 84


Chapter 10: De Vekey…………...………………..………………………….... 86


Chapter 11: Denis Mitchell………….………..……..……..…….……..….… 94


Chapter 12: Eddie Uttley..………….………..……..……..…….……..….… 96


Chapter 13: Gibson…………………….…………………………………….…… 98


Chapter 14: J. R. Stewart…………………….………………………………… 118


Chapter 15: John Claughton…………..…………………….…….…………. 120


Chapter 16: John Grey…………………………………………….…….……… 121


Chapter 17: Keech…………………………………….…………………..….…. 124


Chapter 18: La Foley……………………………………..………………….…. 128


Chapter 19: Ludwig………………………..………..…...………………....… 132


Chapter 20: Markendale………..………………………...………………….. 144


Chapter 21: National………………………………………..…………..….…. 146


Chapter 22: Oscar Schmidt………………..………………...………………. 148


Chapter 23: Peter Howlett……….………..….………………..………….… 149


Chapter 24: Phil Davidson………..……….…………………….……………. 150


Chapter 25: Ron Beddoes…………..……….…………….……….....……… 154


Chapter 26: Ron Spiers………………………....……………………………… 158


Chapter 27: S. S. Stewart…..……………..…….………………………….… 159


Chapter 28: Sam Chang…………..………………………..………………..… 160


Chapter 29: Shellard…………………………..…….…..….………….......... 161


Chapter 30: Slingerland….…….……..………………….……………...……. 164


Chapter 31: Stromberg-Voisinet……….…………………………….……... 168


Chapter 32: Grover…………….……………………….…………………..….… 172


Chapter 33: Lange………………………..……………..…….…………………. 173


Chapter 34: Windsor……………………………………….……..…..……...... 176


‘1001 Banjos’ by Akira Tsumura (Kodansha International, 1993).. 180


‘Vincente’ by Pierrette Gingoire (1890)…………………..………..…….. 181


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