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hollisdwyer
04-11-2019, 03:20 AM
One of the people I play with asked me if I knew anything about this Uke. Itís been in her family for a long time. There are no makers marks or logos anywhere on or inside the Uke. Tuning pegs are wooden violin like friction pegs.

Here are some photos:

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bobhost
04-11-2019, 05:14 AM
A good resource for this type of research is Jake Wildwood's museum. (https://jakewildwood.blogspot.com/p/museum.html)

hollisdwyer
04-11-2019, 06:53 AM
A good resource for this type of research is Jake Wildwood's museum. (https://jakewildwood.blogspot.com/p/museum.html)

Thanks for that. I had a look but no joy. This looks like a very inexpensive Uke to me. What looks like some type of spruce soundboard but going by the width of the growth lines, a poor quality. Back and sides are a mystery to me. Doesn’t look like any wood that I’ve seen on ‘20’s/30’s Ukes. Certainly not Koa, mahogany or monkey pod.

kerneltime
04-11-2019, 07:05 AM
I would email Jake the pics, also on FMM there is an old forum to discuss vintages. There is also retrofrets

hollisdwyer
04-13-2019, 08:34 PM
Thanks for your feedback.

hollisdwyer
04-14-2019, 02:14 AM
Bill, you should give Alison this info the next time you’re both at the Subi Markets playing with SUFFA. Definitely another possibility as to the origins of her Ukulele.

hollisdwyer
04-14-2019, 03:18 AM
She’s in Germany right now but will be back in May.