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Uke Mama
06-02-2015, 03:11 PM
If you've been looking for a nice quality vintage banjo uke, this one is highly recommended. Offering for sale a Gretsch American Clarophone Banjo Ukulele, c. 1920's in excellent playing condition (a 9 out of 10). Natural lacquer finish, maple neck and rim. All blonde maple construction, simple and sturdy, an excellent gigging instrument and a fun piece of 1920's history. All original save the new goat skin head and new Aquila banjo uke strings that make for a fine vintage banjo sound. The resonator back is integral with the rim. The holes in the rim sides are decorated with metal grommets. This system works well and can be really quite loud when you want it to be.

I think these Gretsch Clarophones are the best vintage banjo ukes around. Am selling this one for a friend. I have one exactly like this that I love...only it doesn't have a nice new goat skin head and the original tuners like this one does. The original high quality tuners on this uke work very well and hold the tune nicely. Overall length is 21 in., 7 in. diameter head, and 2 1/2 in. in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 13 1/2 in. Width of nut is 1 3/8 in. Please contact me at vreno@comcast.net, as I check that email often during the day.
325.00 shipped Conus (great price for a Gretsch banjo uke in such fine condition.

06-02-2015, 03:37 PM
I have the reissue version of this Uke and it is a whole lot of fun. This classic would be a real hoot to play. I highly recommend this Uke.

06-02-2015, 07:29 PM
I have one of these from late 20's, fun to play. Enjoy

Uke Mama
06-02-2015, 09:00 PM
I often take my 1920's Clarophone banjo uke just like this one to our weekly Ukestar jam sessions, and get quite a few comments of how good it sounds....and requests to play it. This little uke makes Tin Pan Alley songs really come alive.

Uke Mama
06-05-2015, 03:57 PM
Might have a little wiggle room on price. Entertaining offers. :)