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PTOEguy - Posted - 05/17/2021:  19:00:30


Saw this for sale and wondering if anyone here has any idea who made and when?
classifieds.ksl.com/listing/63932613

tdennis - Posted - 05/17/2021:  19:56:41


I suspect Gretsch or Lange 1930's. ( I have a similar Gretsch banjo uke w/ this neck brace, & not the usual Gretsch style neck brace).

PTOEguy - Posted - 05/18/2021:  11:06:29


quote:

Originally posted by tdennis

I suspect Gretsch or Lange 1930's. ( I have a similar Gretsch banjo uke w/ this neck brace, & not the usual Gretsch style neck brace).






Hows it play/sound?  worth $85 and a new head?

tdennis - Posted - 05/18/2021:  11:33:27


I would pass on this one, & search for a better instrument. It may be an interesting old artifact, but it was probably near the bottom of a beginner line of banjo ukes, not really a satisfying voice or player. I found one at a swapmeet for $35, & play it occasionally for fun. But at $85 plus tax, shipping & a new head ?? You wouldn't really have to put out a lot more $$ to get a better instrument. Many decent banjo ukes can be found in the $200 total , range.

PTOEguy - Posted - 05/19/2021:  21:40:24


quote:

Originally posted by tdennis

I would pass on this one, & search for a better instrument. It may be an interesting old artifact, but it was probably near the bottom of a beginner line of banjo ukes, not really a satisfying voice or player. I found one at a swapmeet for $35, & play it occasionally for fun. But at $85 plus tax, shipping & a new head ?? You wouldn't really have to put out a lot more $$ to get a better instrument. Many decent banjo ukes can be found in the $200 total , range.




And I already have a decent banjo uke - probably going to pass on this one - thanks for the advice.  Although, I could always make an offer, and they're local so I don't have to pay shipping...

mikehalloran - Posted - 05/21/2021:  10:32:17


I see it's sold. Did you buy it?

PTOEguy - Posted - 05/21/2021:  12:26:23


quote:

Originally posted by mikehalloran

I see it's sold. Did you buy it?






Nope - passed on that one



 

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