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janeray1940
03-12-2011, 05:18 PM
I'm not 100% certain I'm ready to let this one go. It doesn't get much play time though, and this makes me sad :( So if you are interested in giving this little uke a new, loving home, please PM me.

Photos: 1920s Columbia mahogany soprano ukulele (http://www.flickr.com/photos/littleblackmaryjanes/sets/72157623246848682/)

In a cool vintage case (http://www.flickr.com/photos/littleblackmaryjanes/4512390335/in/set-72157623710419397/)

I bought this from Jake Wildwood, who did an excellent restoration and setup with Aquilas. You can read Jake's description of the uke here (http://antebelluminstruments.blogspot.com/2009/12/c1920-columbia-soprano-ukulele.html).

pepeananas
03-12-2011, 07:25 PM
That Uke has serious Mojo in my opinion. Hopefully it will find a new home soon.

Chris Tarman
03-13-2011, 05:55 AM
It looks really nice. I bought my first vintage uke ( a "Criterion" from Columbus Ohio) from Jake Wildwood also. He does nice work with restorations.

janeray1940
03-13-2011, 06:12 AM
It looks really nice. I bought my first vintage uke ( a "Criterion" from Columbus Ohio) from Jake Wildwood also. He does nice work with restorations.

For what it is - a low-priced instrument of its day - it really is surprisingly nice. I was playing it last night a bit; for 1920s songs it's absolutely perfect. I'd forgotten, since I've been more into playing classical lately. Still mulling over whether or not I should sell it :)

pdxuke
03-13-2011, 07:22 AM
For what it is - a low-priced instrument of its day - it really is surprisingly nice. I was playing it last night a bit; for 1920s songs it's absolutely perfect. I'd forgotten, since I've been more into playing classical lately. Still mulling over whether or not I should sell it :)

I want you to keep it! You need a mahogany uke!

janeray1940
03-13-2011, 10:24 AM
I want you to keep it! You need a mahogany uke!

I could always buy one of those long-neck Kiwayas to fill the mahogany void... :)

Hippie Dribble
03-14-2011, 10:32 PM
I could always buy one of those long-neck Kiwayas to fill the mahogany void... :)

or the last Black Bear on FMM!!! :drool:

janeray1940
03-15-2011, 04:44 AM
or the last Black Bear on FMM!!! :drool:

I was actually eyeing the Black Bear pineapple... but that's koa...