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banjo-guy
09-17-2018, 02:34 PM
One of my old guitar students gave me two ukuleles. One of the ukuleles is a Bushman Baritone Jenny dated 2006. Iíve seen some really negative feedback about Bushman and some raves.

My wifeís close friend wants to buy this uke and I have no idea what itís worth. It seems pretty nice to me but I canít find any information about it. Can anyone tell what I have and what it would sell for?

Thanks for the help. Itís really in very good shape. It has very minor playing wear and no case or bag.

UkerDanno
09-17-2018, 02:45 PM
Post some pic's...also what model, should say on the label inside the sound hole.

mingus
09-17-2018, 02:48 PM
I started playing around 2003-04. The Bushman Jenny ukes got amazing reviews back then.

Never played their baritones, but the sopranos I had were awesome. Great wood (all solid mahogany), sound, and played really well!

The sopranos went for around $199. The baritone was around $300 new. Can’t remember the exact price because I wasn’t into baritones back then.

banjo-guy
09-17-2018, 03:31 PM
Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. I have to figure out how to post pictures. I’ll post a few shots as soon as learn how.

banjo-guy
09-17-2018, 03:35 PM
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Here are some pictures.
Please ignore the Gibson label. That’s from my Gibson ES175. I can’t seem to delete it.

banjo-guy
09-17-2018, 11:26 PM
Thanks Bill. I’ll check that site.

Doc_J
09-18-2018, 02:15 AM
I recall Bushman had some quality and delivery problems at least about 10 years ago. Mainland Ukes is a similar import design but a higher quality product. My guess is a used Bushman uke should sell for less than a used Mainland. A new Mainland mahogany baritone currently lists for $319.50. A new Kala solid mahogany bari is $279. So a very good, but used Jenny might be worth around $200 with a case. YMMV.

Jerryc41
09-18-2018, 02:20 AM
This is all I could find on eBay.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/BUSHMAN-JENNY-PINEAPPLE-UKULELE-WITH-Padded-Case/253829054166?hash=item3b1963fed6:g:TAEAAOSwBp1bVKP d

If you want to get an idea of the value of something, look it up on eBay and click on "Sold items," down the left column. That will show you what people have been willing to pay.

A tenor on Reverb -
https://reverb.com/item/1816796-bushman-jenny-tenor-uke-bu7tca-mahogany-gloss

Facebook -
https://www.facebook.com/bushmanukuleles/

Jerryc41
09-18-2018, 02:25 AM
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That’s from my Gibson ES175. I can’t seem to delete it.

Yes, deleting pictures can be difficult. :(

banjo-guy
09-18-2018, 03:05 AM
Yes, deleting pictures can be difficult. :(

Well I guess It wasn’t that hard after all!

banjo-guy
09-18-2018, 03:21 AM
I actually looked at all the eBay and Reverb.com listings before posting and I did an overall internet search. I havenít found any listings of my baritone. What I did find was many different Bushman models including some with cutaways resembling an arch top guitar.

I also found warnings not to buy from Bushman. It seems that the ukes were of a higher quality when they first came out. They had distribution problems and quality control issues in later years.

I told my friend the Bushman Baritone is worth 50.00 but itís obviously worth more. I might just sell it to her for a low price because she is a friend.

I have a 1950ís Martin Tenor that I love. I tend to use that uke as a standard to measure ukes.
I know comparing baritones to tenors is a little like comparing apples to oranges.

ukulelekarcsi
09-18-2018, 07:36 AM
Bushman used to be quite good for eastern import ukuleles, and at one point most of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain played on one. Then, as said above, the company was taken over and there were some issues, not only with deliveries and communcation but also with quality control.

So yours could be a 'good ol'e one'!

Kimosabe
09-18-2018, 08:36 AM
I have fond memories of my Bushman and wish I hadn’t sold it. Strings make a difference.

banjo-guy
09-18-2018, 10:07 AM
Bushman used to be quite good for eastern import ukuleles, and at one point most of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain played on one. Then, as said above, the company was taken over and there were some issues, not only with deliveries and communcation but also with quality control.

So yours could be a 'good ol'e one'!
Do you know when the change happened? Would 2006 still be in the “good years”?

ukulelekarcsi
09-18-2018, 09:23 PM
Problems started in 2009, if I recall it correctly. In 2008 the UOGB still had around 4 Bushman ukes in their lineup, including a Jenny baritone played by Richie Williams.