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Jun 15, 2024 - 5:58:11 PM
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62247 posts since 12/14/2005

Joseph Rubak of Milwaukee asked on Facebook, and I figured that some of you would know at a glance, and ONE of you may have COLLECTED it.

To my old and untrained eyes, looking through Dollar Tree's strongest readers (325), it looks like the peghead MIGHT say GIBSON, but I'm leaving the Final Diagnosis up to the people who KNOW about banjos and banjo-ukes.
 

Jun 15, 2024 - 6:10:15 PM
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RDP

USA

296 posts since 2/27/2009

Gibson.... When I first saw it from the backside I could tell that was what it was by the color and the shape of the headstock.

Edited by - RDP on 06/15/2024 18:12:59

Jun 15, 2024 - 6:23:09 PM

270 posts since 12/7/2007

There’ a really nice YouTube clip entitled “Andy Eastwood on the famous Ed Sullivan/Beatles/Tessie O’Shea Banjolele,” that might be of interest, Mike. (Not sure it’s the banjolele in the clip you posted, but it’s a Gibson, and, from what Mr. Eastman says, quite famous.)

Edited by - srrobertsiii on 06/15/2024 18:27:56

Jun 15, 2024 - 7:00:14 PM
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3392 posts since 3/30/2008

This seems to be a Gibson UB-3 .  This is a nice clip, & so rare.  The banjo uke followed the popularity of the ukelele, countless were sold, & yet there were so few professionals who have been showcased in history playing this unique instrument.

Edited by - tdennis on 06/15/2024 19:20:42

Jun 15, 2024 - 11:48:08 PM

Jimmy Sutton

England

311 posts since 9/30/2013

George Formby in the UK, Linda Higginbotham and Terri McMurray in the US.

Do I Remember Lawrence Welk playing one?

Jun 16, 2024 - 2:57:30 PM

15753 posts since 10/30/2008

It has the diamond hole flange.

Jun 16, 2024 - 8:09:59 PM

banjonz

New Zealand

12088 posts since 6/29/2003

Wasn't Two-Ton Tessie Too TunKarman's older sister? I heard he had a big family!

Jun 17, 2024 - 4:50:55 AM

62247 posts since 12/14/2005

I do notice a certain Family Resemblance!

 

And, thanks, all, for the info.

I shall inform Mr. Rubak fifthwith.

(That's one grade faster than fortwith!)

Jun 18, 2024 - 5:02:46 AM
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62247 posts since 12/14/2005

quote:
Originally posted by srrobertsiii

There’ a really nice YouTube clip entitled “Andy Eastwood on the famous Ed Sullivan/Beatles/Tessie O’Shea Banjolele,” that might be of interest, Mike. (Not sure it’s the banjolele in the clip you posted, but it’s a Gibson, and, from what Mr. Eastman says, quite famous.)


By George, (and john & Ringo & Paul), it WAS interesting!

 

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