View Full Version : Beltona ukulele

01-14-2016, 10:46 AM

I thought the one off uke at a great price might be of interest to any of you enthusiasts.

01-14-2016, 12:10 PM
What a cute uke, I love the vintage design. Not sure about the bridge without a saddle, probably no biggie

01-14-2016, 03:55 PM
What a cute uke, I love the vintage design. Not sure about the bridge without a saddle, probably no biggie

I agree!

The Bridge looks like a Weissenborn copy - saddle and bridge cut out of one piece.

01-14-2016, 05:26 PM
Tony Francis repairs vintage Weissenborns and looking at this makes the occasional replica - amazing work.

01-14-2016, 10:11 PM
That's an interesting instrument. Sadly my UAS fund is currently depleted. That NZ$550 starting bid equates to US$352.20 at todays rate.

01-15-2016, 08:11 AM
Beautiful! Grab it!

01-15-2016, 12:12 PM
Here's a link to the Beltona website page for the Beltona/Francis ukes.
Only 7 of them made.

01-17-2016, 01:04 PM
An interesting ukulele for sure but the auction closed without the instrument attracting a bid. Seven people had it watchlisted so there was interest, but nobody was moved to bid.

It has just been relisted at the same starting price.

01-24-2016, 03:14 PM
Well the new auction closed with no takers. Because I had it watchlisted he offered it for a reduced price so I accepted. NUD coming up - God and NZ Post willing :)

01-24-2016, 04:55 PM
Congratulations!! If you ever get sick of it drop my a message!

10-17-2016, 06:47 AM

Hi there, I'm new to this forum !

These are my two Concert Beltona non-reso ukes.

Both have the fibre-glass "Bakelite effect" back+sides.

I absolutely love the 5 string - so I'm soon to be ordering a Tenor resonator version.
I have it tuned like a standard Concert uke for the first 4 strings, then the bass-side 5 string is tuned down to A (nearly an octave lower than the 4th string).

Just got an old National Polychrome Triolian (steel bodied) uke too.

10-17-2016, 10:06 AM
Welcome to UU Snakehips.