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heymelbs
02-19-2010, 10:17 AM
I've been watching a few sales of vintage and used Banjo Ukes on eBay, and it's amazing what people are getting for those things. The instruments don't even need to be in very good shape, and most are going for $100 - $300 or more. Since the selection of new banjoleles seems to be limited, I thought I'd check out some used ones. Maybe I'll continue my search for a new one.

mailman
02-19-2010, 10:21 AM
Look for the introduction of a new banjolele by Mainland this summer....

heymelbs
02-19-2010, 10:33 AM
I know, but summer is so far away...

heymelbs
02-19-2010, 10:35 AM
Are any "Beta" versions available from Mainland yet?

dnewton2
02-19-2010, 10:59 AM
I think the Mainlands are due out in April.

As for other companies check out Goldtone and Waverly Street. They make some pretty good Banjoleles.

SailingUke
02-19-2010, 11:03 AM
1926 Gibson UB-2, nothing like a bit of history.

Aunt Betty
02-21-2010, 08:19 AM
My old Avalon Banjo Ukulele is what got me started playing the ukulele. I found mine, bridgeless, but in good pretty good shape, at an antique store for $175. I think they got it at an auction for $60, but they are in the business. I am just happy to have found it.

The tone sounds a lot more banjo-y now that I have an Ohana and a Luna. It is not as bright sounding as I first thought, but is still a lot of fun.