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somnanbulist
12-07-2015, 08:40 AM
Can someone help me identify this ukulele? It has no markings on it. 86193

spongeuke
12-07-2015, 09:02 AM
With no marking, a pure guess is that it is a mainland ukulele that prompted the island makers to use the Taboo Mark. Needs a 12th fret, nice Koa and rope binding how does it sound?

vinceherman
12-07-2015, 09:06 AM
Take a look through the museum at Antebellum Instruments (http://antebelluminstruments.blogspot.com/p/museum.html)
Lots of examples there to look at.
Looks similar to a Harmony from the 20's (http://antebelluminstruments.blogspot.com/2010/03/c1920-mele-flamed-koa-soprano-ukulele.html)
The rope detail on your fret board goes the other way, and continues on the headstock.
Any other pictures?

somnanbulist
12-07-2015, 09:13 AM
Take a look through the museum at Antebellum Instruments (http://antebelluminstruments.blogspot.com/p/museum.html)
Lots of examples there to look at.
Looks similar to a Harmony from the 20's (http://antebelluminstruments.blogspot.com/2010/03/c1920-mele-flamed-koa-soprano-ukulele.html)
The rope detail on your fret board goes the other way, and continues on the headstock.
Any other pictures?

Here are additional pictures of side and back. 8619486195
I'm trying to figure out if it's worth the asking price of $300.

somnanbulist
12-07-2015, 09:37 AM
Thanks Vince. It is indeed an harmony. I found one exactly like it. Here is the link below.
http://www.flyhypersonic.com/category/music/

Mystery #2, What about this uke? 86198 Is it also a harmony? It reminds me of a Kumalae but I'm just guessing.

Futurethink
12-07-2015, 12:23 PM
Can someone help me identify this ukulele? It has no markings on it. 86193

Ohana makes a tribute to Manuel Nunes / Augusto Dias that looks like that. One of the characteristics (in addition to the rope marquetry up the neck and headstock) is that the fingerboard is flush with the soundboard.

Could Harmony have copied Nunes/Dias so closely?

Could Ohana have copied a Harmony thinking they had a Nunes/Dias ukulele to go by? I cannot find a picture of the Nunes/Dias model they copied. It would be great if someone from Ohana could post a picture of their inspiration.

http://www.ohana-music.com/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=29892

You can find them at Mim's, at Uke Republic, and at Elderly.

Futurethink
12-07-2015, 12:25 PM
Here's a link to a Harmony restored by Antebellum Instruments;
http://antebelluminstruments.blogspot.com/2010/03/c1920-mele-flamed-koa-soprano-ukulele.html

Nickie
12-07-2015, 01:11 PM
Here's a link to a Harmony restored by Antebellum Instruments;
http://antebelluminstruments.blogspot.com/2010/03/c1920-mele-flamed-koa-soprano-ukulele.html

That has a really great sound, for a soprano. I don't like most sopranos, but I like that!

somnanbulist
12-09-2015, 05:45 AM
I would be curious to know what folks would be willing to pay for said instrument to have it in your collection?

UkerDanno
12-10-2015, 03:23 AM
I would be curious to know what folks would be willing to pay for said instrument to have it in your collection?

Is it yours? Is it for sale? We have a marketplace here, ya' know...

somnanbulist
12-16-2015, 06:04 AM
Is it yours? Is it for sale? We have a marketplace here, ya' know...

Not mine. I was looking to buy, but decided to pass on it after talking to Jake Wildwood from Antebellum about the instrument.