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drewbydo
01-20-2010, 06:54 AM
So I got this for christmas but had to get it fixed up to be in playable condition so I just got it back the other day. I love this thing and I think I got it for a steal, found it on ebay for $160 from some british estate sale. The only problem is I can't find a good case for it that fits it snug enough they are either to big or way to small. Its soprano size which I think is my big problem, does anyone have any suggestions? All in all this baby fits in good with my other uke's and sounds great as well.

philxbx
06-05-2010, 03:50 AM
I have the same Banjulele!! The case I have is the original, but is very tatty. It's kind of triangular and made out of snake skin with velvet linning and a pocket for accessories.
Sorry to say I wouldn't want to sell it though. I inherited it from my Grandad and came complete with catgut strings.

Is yours autographed on the back by Alvin Keech? Lovely little instrument, and quite surprised to see it's worth a few bob!!

abdoujaparov
06-23-2010, 03:40 PM
That's the exact same one I've just bought. It's the only banjulele I've ever played, so I'm not qualified to say how it sounds, but I love it - especially the way it looks. Almost art deco. I just need to fiddle with the screws on the friction tuners to see if I can get it to stay in tune for more than half an hour.

I paid 80 for it. I'm guessing that was a bargain, too.

Chris Tarman
06-23-2010, 07:28 PM
Nice collection! I am really hoping to get some kind of Banjulele someday. Have you tried one of the zip-up cordura covered foam semi-hard cases (the sort MGM includes with most of his ukes)? I don't know if it would fit a banjulele, but my Mainland soprano pineapple fits in one quite nicely, so they are at least able to fit SOME non-standard shapes.