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PhilUSAFRet
09-12-2016, 02:39 PM
Any baritone collectors should check this out. I'm no expert, but I think this might be a deal and a half. Rather than post the link here and ruffle any feathers, the item description is below.

Vintage 1940ís Genuine Gibson Ukulele mahogany uke

hollisdwyer
09-12-2016, 03:26 PM
No Longer listed.

johnson430
09-12-2016, 03:50 PM
Here it is: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1940-s-Genuine-Gibson-Ukulele-mahogany-uke-/191969506512?hash=item2cb24634d0:g:xxcAAOSwFdtX1wn 1

hollisdwyer
09-12-2016, 04:15 PM
Thanks,
Looks interesting.

river_driver
09-12-2016, 04:23 PM
Ooh...I have my doubts. Something doesn't look right. I'm no expert on Gibson, but isn't that a later logo? And the truss rod? That rout-out has never had a cover over it. Gibson has way better QC than that.

Not saying it's a fake, but I'd be real uncomfortable.

kohanmike
09-12-2016, 08:52 PM
I'd make it into a bass uke in an instant, but have too many already.

ukulelekarcsi
09-12-2016, 09:22 PM
Gibson only made baritones in 1961-1967, so the dating is way off. They only made one style, BU-1, but with several incarnations. Most of them did have the guitar-like 'open book' headstock, but no truss rod or serial number on the back of the headstock. I'd say it's genuine, but based on the serial number it's more from 1974 or 1975. The pin bridge also has a lot of wear.