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Tigershark
12-05-2014, 08:31 AM
Looking for some 1920's era banjo ukulele stuff.

1. Vintage case (hardshell, chipboard, or canvas) to fit an 8" resonator banjo uke

2. Functional vintage bridge(s)

3. Grover Champion tuning pegs

http://s13.postimg.org/qzdj0am3r/ub3.jpg

IamNoMan
12-05-2014, 11:28 AM
Wow a Gibson UB-3 with an arched top tone ring. Never seen one of those before. Is it a walnut neck and headstock? Is this the banjo ukulele your looking for a vintage case for?

Tigershark
12-05-2014, 04:21 PM
That's just an example, the uke I have is similar but not the same.

IamNoMan
12-05-2014, 04:42 PM
1. Does the Uke you are trying to restore have a resonator that may be of a different size or depth?
2. Have you considered using new Grover Champion pegs and reinstalling the buttons. If this is unacceptable Are the Grover patent pegs considered equal to the Grover Champion patent pegs? I think the Grover patent pegs are 1926.
3. If restoration is your goal are pre-war Gibson parts or other accessories acceptable?

What kind of tone ring is used on your arch-top BU-3? I am most curious?