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philwill
12-02-2017, 04:07 PM
Hi all, I recently picked up this vintage Uke from a thrift shop. I was hoping maybe someone here could help identify it. It has no branding on it or serial number anywhere I can see, so I am not sure of who manufactured it or how old it is. The only thing I know for sure is that it's a Tenor. I think the top wood is Spruce with a Mahagony body and Rosewood finger board, but those are just guesses.

So, any idea on who made this and when?

Patrick Madsen
12-02-2017, 06:16 PM
Judging by the back brace thru the sound hole and top thickness; it looks home made. Nice find, I bet it'll clean up really nice.

philwill
12-03-2017, 02:29 AM
Wow, that's neat. Thank you :D

philwill
12-03-2017, 02:48 AM
Okay! So for those following who want to know. I did some more digging and I think it's a Telleno Tenor/Baritone Uke. It's a little longer than a Tenor and a little shorter and a Baritone (at 29 inches). But this is 100% what it looks like https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/vintage-1950s-telleno-baritone-206344967 and I found this video in another thread https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAkrShMZavQ

maki66
12-03-2017, 03:43 AM
Great find congratulations.

Xtradust
12-03-2017, 03:44 AM
Wow. A super Tenor! Great find! It needed to be rescued. :)