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Banjolele 

Posted 6/24/2007 12:04:13 AM

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2 comments on “Banjolele”

backtothefuture Says:
Saturday, July 7, 2007 @3:36:11 PM

This is one BEAUTIFUL instrument.  Is this a modern instrument or an oldie?

Bramble Says:
Saturday, July 7, 2007 @4:51:53 PM

Its a bit of both, a sort of Frankenstine creation. I bought it from a guy who had it from a Uke collector in Norwich England who had put it all together. The pot is an old 11" Vega 'type'  the peg head and the neck I dont know about but are from seperate sources, the inlay was done by Antonio Tsia of Taiwan. (not famed for his export acoustic guitars but a wizard with abelone) The inlay is quite superb and its difficult to catch tall he colours on camera but you get a good idea from the pix. It needed a little fine tuning at first and I adjusted the head and tailpiece a bit, put a Grover 2 foot bridge on it and it sounds sweet as a nut.

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