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Jul 21, 2022 - 7:48:13 AM
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Would appreciate your help in identifying the maker of the attached Banjo Uke.
No Maker's Mark.
21 inches LOA.
7 inch head.
17 frets.
12 Bracket Hooks/Nuts. No shoes.
Metal Rim.
Wood Dowel.
No Neck Stabilizer Hardware or Screw Through Rim Into Heel.
Thanks for helping.


Jul 21, 2022 - 8:02:05 AM
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Looks like the Maxitone line that was sold through Bruno. No idea who made them, but it was probably someone local to NYC.

Jul 21, 2022 - 8:40:46 AM
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1698 posts since 10/11/2004

Gumby Banjo uke

Jul 21, 2022 - 9:01:03 AM

3069 posts since 4/7/2010

The original tailpieces had the name U-King stamped on them. And like most of the instrument brands marketed to students, they are really hard to track down the specific manufacturer.

Bob Smakula

Jul 21, 2022 - 9:21:53 AM

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database.ukulelecorner.co.uk/u/u-king

According to Lardy's ukulele database, Maxitone was made by MISCo.  (Musical Instrument Specialties co.), 

of Elkhart Indiana. Check out this database under Richter, MISCo.

Edited by - tdennis on 07/21/2022 09:25:00

Jul 21, 2022 - 10:18:30 AM

5193 posts since 3/22/2008

https://jakewildwood.blogspot.com/2010/02/c1930-bruno-maxitone-banjo-ukulele.html

Thanks for helping. Yep, looks like a Maxitone but without the "Maxitone" tag.

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