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spruce
03-29-2011, 09:35 AM
Hi all....

I'm a big fan of the lines, design, and sound of the Hollywood ukuleles made by the Schireson Brothers back in the 20's and 30's...

There's a nice one on E$%y right now, which is the first one I've seen in 2-3 years or so...
Check it out here (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110666125072&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT#ht_500wt_1156)....

Does anyone have one in their collection that they could share pics of....?
Love to see it if "yes"...

I'll post mine in a bit...

mm stan
03-29-2011, 10:35 AM
Thanks for sharing, Always nice to see rare vintage unique ukuleles..Happy Strummings..MM Stan

longboardsurfing
03-29-2011, 11:51 AM
I have that exact Hollywood ukulele that was my grandmother's, only in much better condition. I've never seen another like it prior to this, it will be interesting to see if he gets his price! I'll try to get some photos.

bbycrts
03-29-2011, 12:01 PM
I love that body shape!

A modern interpretation is being built by Kevin Crossett of Kepasa Ukuleles - very very nice looking stuff!

RyanMFT
03-29-2011, 12:12 PM
Looks like someone really played and loved that uke a lot! Anyone know the story behind "Hollywood" ukuleles? Who made them, when, where....the whole deal? Looks like a well made instrument!

longboardsurfing
03-29-2011, 01:24 PM
I haven't found much information on Hollywood ukuleles, but here are a couple of links with a bit on them.http://puapua-ukulolo.blogspot.com/2009/06/hollywood-concert-vintage.html http://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/stanley-schireson http://www.fleamarketmusic.com/uke-yak/uke-yak-search.asp (on the last link enter Hollywood ukuleles and it will pull up the posts)

franulele
03-29-2011, 04:59 PM
I didn't know the Hollywood came in concert size. Interesting. Thanks for posting.

spruce
03-31-2011, 10:35 AM
Here's mine...
Note the curly mahogany neck...
Probably not the original bridge...

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee22/e_stamp/Hollywood/P1020314.jpg

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee22/e_stamp/Hollywood/P1020320.jpg

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee22/e_stamp/Hollywood/P1020318.jpg

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee22/e_stamp/Hollywood/P1020319.jpg

spruce
03-31-2011, 10:36 AM
http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee22/e_stamp/Hollywood/P1020317.jpg

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee22/e_stamp/Hollywood/P1020315.jpg

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee22/e_stamp/Hollywood/P1020316.jpg

mm stan
03-31-2011, 06:07 PM
Aloha Bruce,
Theres a guy just posted something on a Hollywood on the new threads in the main page..good Luck MM stan

longboardsurfing
04-05-2011, 06:52 AM
Here are some pictures of my Hollywood uke.
http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x325/longboardsurfing/Hollywood%20ukulele/P1030016A.jpg
http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x325/longboardsurfing/Hollywood%20ukulele/P1030018A.jpg
http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x325/longboardsurfing/Hollywood%20ukulele/P1030022A.jpg
http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x325/longboardsurfing/Hollywood%20ukulele/P1030026A.jpg

spruce
04-08-2011, 05:21 AM
That design is just so-ooo damn elegant....

Jazmo
03-04-2012, 09:03 AM
Aloha, Hollywood, Nunes, and Martin ukuleles @ http://www.fineoldukuleles.com/Fine_Old_Ukuleles/Fine_Old_Ukuleles.html Enjoy...

Cugalabanza
09-16-2014, 06:37 AM
That's a really gorgeous instrument