PDA

View Full Version : Who bought this funky, fancy rosewood Regal ukulele?



Tigershark
06-30-2015, 07:54 AM
I thought this was pretty cool. If it was in better condition, I would have bought it (I hate big side cracks!). Spruce top, rosewood back and sides, with wood purfling similar to what you see on some of the high end Washburn (Lyon & Healy) ukuleles. This one is from the mid 1920's judging by the tuners.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/311392030855

I think this is pretty rare, I can't find it in the 1930 Tonk Brothers catalog.

81121

Tigershark
06-30-2015, 07:56 AM
More pictures.

8112281123811248112581126

Tigershark
06-30-2015, 07:57 AM
Still more.

81127 81128 81129

lakesideglenn
06-30-2015, 09:39 AM
I was looking at it too, Tony....passed for the same reasons as you did. About a hundred too much for me!

Tigershark
06-30-2015, 10:28 AM
Great minds think alike :)

It wasn't really a bad price, still a very fair deal on a rare old uke. It may be a long time before we see one again.

Hippie Dribble
06-30-2015, 02:33 PM
Had I seen this I would have bought it in a heartbeat. I look for vintage regal sopranos - especially the ones with the bound fretboards - almost every day on ebay. Very rare this 20's custom shop model. In my opinion this is worth a lot more than the asking price. I'm devastated!!! Can't believe I missed it. Whoever did buy it is most welcome to contact me if and when they are ready to sell. :)

Tigershark
07-01-2015, 10:05 AM
Had I seen this I would have bought it in a heartbeat. I look for vintage regal sopranos - especially the ones with the bound fretboards - almost every day on ebay. Very rare this 20's custom shop model. In my opinion this is worth a lot more than the asking price. I'm devastated!!! Can't believe I missed it. Whoever did buy it is most welcome to contact me if and when they are ready to sell. :)

Have you got any other photos of similar ukes to share? I haven't seen many of these.