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Ukeefus
05-09-2015, 06:21 AM
Hello, new to the site, looking for any info on a very old banjo uke I bought and fixed up recently. Mele B & J banjolele with owls on it. Have some info, still wondering what exact year, Regal or Harmony, are the black Bakelite tuners original, any info at all would help, thanks, tried to post pic no go, great condition, virtually all original, playing sweet now.

PhilUSAFRet
05-09-2015, 03:01 PM
Pics might get more responses

Inksplosive AL
05-09-2015, 03:20 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHQuGUHzOFw

https://sites.google.com/site/ukulelemakers/b/bj

I would say this is older with wooden pegs.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Early-B-amp-J-B-amp-J-MELE-N-Y-Banjo-Ukulele-Uke-Painted-Owl-4-String-F-Holes-Nice-/311337475861?nma=true&si=wOr3V53HE4%252FkHMnKLqeb79MMiiQ%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

Ukeefus
05-09-2015, 04:35 PM
Thanks for posting those links, those 2 look like mine alright, in fact the one in the YouTube video is very similar, eerily so, in fact.... that is me playing mine so now you know what it is, still won't let me post pics here. I thought it originally had wooden pegs too but I keep seeing ones with "original bakelite" pegs. Mainly curious about what year it was made.