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Baritone Uke

looks to be 1960s Japan made, all mahogany, scale length 495mm/19.5”string, lower bout 250mm/10” wide,  no cracks or repairs, warm sound with good projection, VGC, GB




c.1920s, by an unknown South American maker, soprano uke size, pine top with rosewood pickguard, Brazilian rosewood b/s, pearl rosette, friction wooden pegs, some minor repaired grain cracks in back (hardly visible), sweet sound and nice quality, VGC, OHC




c.1920’s, mahogany (koa?), rope binding, looks Hawaiian made with 2-piece neck/heel, no cracks, easy playing and sweet sounding uke, OHC, VGC




“Lido DeLuxe”

Banjo Ukulele

c.1930s, long scale (15”) , mahogany neck, Keech style ebonised wood body with inset polished chrome resonator back, made in England by G H & S for JTL, great tone and projection




“Wendell Hall Professional”

Banjo Ukulele

c.1930s, nat.walnut, ebony fbd, top tension, geared Planet tuners, all original nickel pltd fittings (tailpiece, armrest etc), some crazing and clouding of finish on resonator but no cracks/repairs, easy playing lampost leaner with monster sound, VGC, period semi hard case



Martin Style 2


c.1920s, mahogany b/s/n, rosewood fbd, triple bound top/single bound back, nickel patent pegs, no decal, stamped back of pghd, rare early model with a few well repaired grain cracks in back, otherwise very clean original condition, superior sound and easy player, VGC, semi-hard case



Martin Style 51 Baritone

c.1960s, all natural mahogany, 10” (255mm) wide body, 20” (510mm) scale length, rosewood fbd & bdg, dot inlays, bound body, original patent friction tuners, 1 side & 2 back cracks well repaired otherwise shows little play time, easy playing & resonant tone in standard guitar tuning, VGC, orig.semi-hard case



US Made Uke (Maker Unknown)

c.1920s, stained birch, new friction tuners, looks Chicago made (Regal etc), mail order student model, no breaks or repairs, nice little player for modest outlay, VGC, GB




US made, c.1920’s, Martin style, all mahogany, easy playing and good sounding uke, OSC, VGC






b/s = back and sides : btn = button : inl = inlaid

fbd = fingerboard : pgd = pickguard : phd = peghead : pce = piece

tpce = tailpiece : t’shell = tortoiseshell

mop = mother of pearl : aba = abalone : adj = adjustable

HC = newer hard case : OHC = original hard case

OSC = original soft or semi-hard case : GB = gig bag


Mint/as new = all original unplayed condition

EC (Excellent Condition) = all original, no repairs/refinish unless noted, some playwear

VGC  (Very Good Condition) = basically all original, may have minor repairs/refinish but no other issues unless noted, moderate playwear

GC (Good Condition) = generally sound, possibly some repairs/refinish, may need work as noted, moderate to heavy playwear

PC (Poor Condition) =  Issues and work required as noted

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