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afeatheredhat
04-07-2009, 11:09 AM
I helped a family move their piano and they gave me an old, pre-world war 1 Banjo Uke. It's a real mess, it's missing a bridge, the nut, and one of the frets. The nut and fret I'm assuming is generic enough but where can I get a bridge?

I looks concert sized if that helps.

Thanks heaps.

I'll upload pics if you want.

Slick
04-07-2009, 11:24 AM
I'm sure there are other places but this (http://www.ukuleleworld.com/Banjo-Ukes/) popped to mind.

Ahnko Honu
04-07-2009, 10:48 PM
I just purchased a bridge for my banjo uke from a local music shop for $4.50, and if a hole in the wall music shop in Kailua, Hawaii has them I would think a piece of cake to find in a well supplied big city Mainland music store.

UkeNinja
04-07-2009, 11:31 PM
Don't forget to redo the body with cat skin. The thin young ones give a very vibrant tone, and they sound good when you put 'em on the uke as well.

Ahnko Honu
04-07-2009, 11:45 PM
Don't forget to redo the body with cat skin. The thin young ones give a very vibrant tone, and they sound good when you put 'em on the uke as well.

I always remember the kitty nipples on my mom's Shamisen. :D